Remodeling of the Grayson County Tax Office at the Grayson County Courthouse is underway. With budget approved this year from the Commissioners Court, Grayson County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Stidham has begun Phase 1 of a long-awaited makeover of the office.

Remodeling of the Grayson County Tax Office at the Grayson County Courthouse is underway. With budget approved this year from the Commissioners Court, Grayson County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Stidham has begun Phase 1 of a long-awaited makeover of the office.


"We wanted to create a more inviting and welcoming environment for, not only our customers, but for our employees as well," said Stidham in prepared statement. "No longer will customers have to transact business standing at a counter. Now customers will be able to sit down at a desk, opposite a tax office employee, and discuss their property taxes with a little bit of privacy."


The entire office is undergoing a makeover with new work stations for employees, new carpeting and paint. The work will required the office to be closed Thursday and Friday. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday.


Stidham said other tax office locations at the Denison Sub-Courthouse, 101 W. Woodard; the Whitesboro office in the West Government Center, 509 North Union; and the Van Alstyne office in the South Government Center, 117 S. Main, will all be open at 8 a.m. each day.


Phase 2 will begin the following week with the remodeling of the Motor Vehicle Office also located in the Grayson County Courthouse. That office will be closed to the public on Nov. 7 and 8 and will reopen at 10 a.m. Nov. 13. Stidham said, vehicle registration, titling work and license plates can be done at the other offices.


"We’re making other improvements in the way we serve the taxpayers of Grayson County," he said. "We’ve also redesigned the tax statements, which were sent out this week. That new format is a standard … letter size," Stidham said. "The new size helps to reduce our printing, envelope and postage costs, thereby saving the taxpayers money."