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What type of incidents can be reported online using this service?

Featured in File a Police Report, City of Brownsville

The following type of incidents can be reported using the Citizens' Online Reporting System:

  • Bad Check
  • Burglary (*of Residence,Habitation or Vehicle)
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Custody Dispute
  • Customer or Landlord Disturbance
  • Harassment
  • Identity Theft Incident (*Non Criminal/Documentation)
  • Lost Property
  • Minor Traffic Accident
  • Non Traffic Accident
  • Property Damage
  • Repossession
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Theft of Gas 
  • Threat 
  • Traffic Accident - Hit and Run(*Minor)
  • Trespass

I received a bill for personal property taxes, but I do not own any real estate; I just lease it for my business. Why am I receiving a bill on property I do not own? Should the property owner be paying this?

Featured in Pay Property taxes, County of Cameron

All businesses are taxed on their personal property, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory and vehicles. Most likely, the bill that you received is for your business personal property and not for the real estate itself. The real estate would be taxed separately and the tax statement sent to the property owner.

What is a tax account number and what do you mean by a “legal description”?

Featured in Pay Property taxes, County of Cameron

The tax account number is used to help identify each piece of property, and only one account number is assigned to each parcel. The legal description describes the property as a parcel in a larger tract (e.g., Lot 1, Block 2 in Meadow Subdivision), so it can be located on a map. If the legal description is wrong on your statement, this error should be directed to the Cameron County Appraisal District for proper handling. If you so request, we will mail the necessary correction forms to you, or you may obtain them from the Cameron County Appraisal District.

Why do I have to pay penalty and interest when I never received a bill?

Featured in Pay Property taxes, County of Cameron

As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you receive a bill and that it is paid on time. The statements are mailed and the taxes are due at the same time each year. If you have not received a bill by the middle of December, you should call and request that another one be mailed to you. You are also able to call and get an amount due over the phone as early as October. It is not necessary to have a statement to make payment as long as you have your account number and know the correct amount. You can either mail or take your payment to any Cameron County Tax office location.

Who can register to vote in Texas?

Featured in Register to Vote, State of Texas

To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be: 

  • A United States citizen; 
  • A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made; 
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day; 
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and 
  • Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

What if I don't have a driver's license, personal identification number, OR a social security number? Can I still register to vote in Texas?

Featured in Register to Vote, State of Texas

A voter who has not been issued a driver’s license or social security number may register to vote, but such voter must submit proof of identification when presenting himself/herself for voting or with his/her mail-in ballots, if voting by mail.  These voters’ names are flagged on the official voter registration list with the annotation of “ID.”  The “ID” notation instructs the poll worker to request a proper form of identification from these voters when they present themselves for voting, unless they are a voter with a permanent exemption on the voter registration certificate. The voter must present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of identification: 

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Featured in Corona COVID-19 Response, State of Texas

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

Featured in Corona COVID-19 Response, State of Texas

You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Where can I find information about cases in the state of Texas?

Featured in Corona COVID-19 Response, State of Texas

You can find the latest information on the cases reported/counted in Texas here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus.

Where can I find information about local assistance in the state of Texas?

Featured in Corona COVID-19 Response, State of Texas

You can find the list of local health entities for assistance on COVID-19 response here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/2019-nCoV-Local-Health-Entities/

What is the fees for renewal?

Featured in Driver License Renewal, State of Texas

The renewal fees are as follows: 

  • Renewal of driver license (with or without changing address): $25
  • Renewal of ID (with or without changing address): $16
  • Renewal of driver license with motorcycle (with or without changing address): $33
  • Replacement or change of address for driver license, commercial license or ID: $11

How to File a Police Report Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to File a Police Report Online here.

How to Pay Property taxes Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property taxes Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Benefits Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Apply for Marriage Verification Letter Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Marriage Verification Letter Online here.

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online here.

How to Driver License Renewal Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Driver License Renewal Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Check Voter Registration Online in the City of Brownsville?

You can access all the information on how to Check Voter Registration Online here.

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