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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE
April 8,2014

Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Office: 713-274-8021
Mobile: 713-582-4925
JConcepcion@hctx.net

Automobile Credit Card Transactions Reach All-Time High

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan Lauds Investment

(Houston) – The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office has processed more than 100,000 automobile credit and debit card transactions since its launch less than 6 months ago.

“I’m very excited that we’ve processed more than 100,000 automobile credit and debit card transactions,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “Taking this office into the 21st century was a promise I made two years ago. The investments we’re making will greatly benefit all Harris County residents and I’m glad many are already taking advantage of the services. As we move forward, we will continue to invest to improve our operations, increase efficiencies and update technology in my office.”

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office began accepting credit and debit cards for automobile transactions in October 2013. To date, the branch offices have processed more than 100,000 credit and debit card transactions, totaling $12.1 million.

All Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office branch locations accept cash, check and all major credit and debit cards for all automobile transactions, which include registration stickers, license plates, automobile titles and temporary disability placards. Residents can also renew automobile registration stickers online, by mail or at more than 200 renewal locations at partner grocery stores and participating AAA offices.

The Harris County Tax Office Automobile Division performs 3.5 million automobile registrations and 1.04 million title transfers in Harris County each year. It also works closely with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to register motor vehicles, collect registration and title fees and distributes them to the proper entities. Learn more about the Automobile Services Division by calling 713-274-8000, visiting www.hcauto.net or visiting any Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector branch location.