About Our Office
MEet Albert Uresti
Albert Uresti was born in San Antonio, Texas and is the oldest of eight (8) siblings. Albert and his wife Elsie have been married for over 45 years and have three (3) children and four (4) grandchildren. While raising a family and working full-time, Uresti received his Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Education from Texas State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. At the same time, he quickly rose up the ranks in the San Antonio Fire Department to the rank of District Fire Chief, where he retired after 25 years. While working and going to school, Albert also devoted himself to his community, including its youth and Senior Citizens, as a civic leader, volunteer, and coach. Uresti's involvement in school, youth, church, community, and sports programs has spanned over four (4) decades. Albert has over 40 years of municipal, county and state government experience, including having served as a City Manager.
As the City Manager and Chief Executive Officer for various cities, Albert Uresti provided direction and leadership for the effective administration and operations of all municipal services. Albert prepared and submitted balanced plans and budgets of municipal services employing applicable managerial, budgeting, and accounting procedures to ensure efficient and effective utilization of the City's resources, including its tax revenues.
"I am honored to have been elected as Bexar County's Tax Assessor-Collector, and I look forward to serving you."
- Albert Uresti, MPA, PCC, CTOP
The Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector is a constitutional officer mandated by the Texas Constitution, elected by and directly responsible to the people. The Constitution of the State of Texas of 1845 originally set up an elected office of Assessor and Collector of Taxes. Many changes have taken place in the last 175 years, leading to the current responsibilities of County Tax Assessor-Collectors. Assessor-Collectors are elected to four-year terms and are one of only two constitutionally mandated county-wide elected positions.
The Office of the Tax Assessor-Collector provides services for Property Tax Collections, Motor Vehicle Registration and Titling Functions, and Beer, Wine, and Liquor Permits.
The Bexar County Tax Office collects ad valorem property taxes for Bexar County, the Flood Control Fund, and 55 other taxing entities. This includes 23 municipalities, 11 school districts, and 18 special districts. In 2018, the Bexar County Tax Office issued license plates/stickers for over 1.6 million vehicles, processed 491,927 title transfers, issued 30,349 handicap placards, and issued 3,739 beer, wine, and liquor permits. Over 4 billion dollars in Bexar County property taxes were also collected and disbursed.
Albert Uresti and other representatives of the Bexar County Tax Office are available to speak at your organization’s event or meeting. During our presentation, we can address issues on taxpayer rights, property tax laws, motor vehicle issues, and any other issues our office handles.
To request a speaker, please fill out a speech request form. Should you have any additional questions regarding a speaking engagement for Mr. Uresti, please call (210) 335-6585.