County tax office, district clerk close public access

As restrictions continue to tighten stemming from COVID-19, two Montague County government offices have restricted public access to their offices.
Both elected officials report the precautionary actions to modify services are necessary to protect the public and aid in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, as well as protect the staff.
Montague County Tax Assessor-Collector Kathy Phillips has closed her office to in-person transactions and also closed the drive-up window. Many of the vehicle registrations services and tax payments may be made online or mailed. Call 894-3601 with questions or check the county webpage where further stipulations can be seen: county.montague.tx.us.
District Clerk Lesia Darden said effective March 24 the clerk’s office will temporarily suspend face-to-face contact with walk-in customers. The staff will continue to work answer phones and processing e-filings. Those who wish to call may do so at 894-2571.
As a reminder in 97th District Court all jury trials have been canceled through May. Most court dates in March were canceled but call the office or the court coordinator at 894-2066 if you are uncertain.
Darden said submit court costs and fine payments by mail. The office accepts cashier’s checks and money orders. Include your cause number on the payment and mail it to District Clerk, P.O. Box 155, Montague, TX 76251.
Email any requests for copies to mdc97@windstream.net. For Pro Se Litigants if you need to file documents call the office to make an appointment. These meetings are restricted to only the party or parties involved, and no one under the age of 18.