Tax Assessor-Collector

Shay Luedeke - Tax Assessor-Collector

In the interest of public health, we have provided the following alternative options in lieu of face-to-face transactions in the Bell County Tax Office.

Click here for online and by-mail instructions on common Tax Office transactions.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

In an effort to reduce the need for in-person transactions, Governor Abbott issued a statement on March 16, 2020, granting a temporary extension to obtain initial registration, renewal of registration, vehicle titling, and renewal of a permanent disabled parking placard. Governor Abbott also granted a temporary extension for an individual with an expired 30-day temporary permit to obtain another permit or Texas registration. This temporary waiver is in effect until 60 days after TxDMV notifies the public that normal vehicle registration, vehicle titling and related services have resumed.

You may still go online to and renew your registration online.

What this means is your registration is still due, but you have more time to get it renewed without worrying about getting a ticket for expired registration. When the Governor and TxDMV give the “All Clear”, you will have 60 days from that point to complete your renewals without penalties.

Belton, Fort Hood, Killeen, and Temple offices are currently open by appointment only. Click the Appointment button below to make an appointment.


Make Appointments Online

Shay LuedekeBell County Tax Assessor-Collector  -  Shay Luedeke

Belton Courthouse Annex

550 E. 2nd Avenue
Belton, Texas  76513

(254) 933-5318 - Phone
(254) 933-5325 - Fax

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 669
Belton, Texas  76513

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.,Make Appointments Online
Monday - Friday


Property Taxes are collected at the Bell County Central Appraisal District (BellCAD).  Click here for Property Tax information.

Shay Luedeke began his term as Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector in January 2017. Prior to taking office, he spent 20 years working in the private sector, leading teams in small and medium-sized businesses, and finding success as an entrepreneur. He is a proven leader with a wide-range of managerial skills and extensive experience with financial analysis, reporting and budgeting, online data security and automation, team building and training.

Shay strives to bring new energy and new ideas to the Office of Tax Assessor-Collector. He is committed to using his skill set, passion and drive to positively impact the citizens of Bell County. His focus in on process improvement, efficiency, team building and customer service.

As a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Shay is an active member of The Association of Former Students and a strong advocate for higher education. He enjoys supporting his Alma Mater through regular trips to Bryan College-Station for football games, campus events and outreach activities.

Shay has a heart for servant leadership, strong faith in God and is personally committed to serving his family, church body and community. He is an active member at First Baptist Church in Salado and a regular volunteer with Salado ISD's nationally recognized Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program. Shay's hobbies include hunting and spending time outdoors with his wife, Laura Golden-Luedeke, and their two children.

If you have any questions after visiting our website, please contact us at or by calling any of our four full service locations.   If you see something you don't understand, or if you don't see something that you're looking for please tell us.  Our goal is to provide efficient service in a professional, courteous manner.  

The Tax Assessor-Collector's Office will be closed to observe these Bell County Holidays.

The Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office now accepts Credit Cards for vehicle registration at the full service locations.  

 For Property Tax Information/Payments visit