FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 02, 2016
Office: (713) 274-8000
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is getting tough on delinquent property taxpayers by releasing a list of the county's top violators.
Thousands of properties with delinquent taxes sit vacant throughout the county, creating unsafe conditions and lowering property values. Many property owners are delinquent, and for years fail to meet their tax obligations.
"As Tax Assessor-Collector, my job is to collect taxes for Harris County. We collect more than $6 billion each year, with a 98% collection rate,” said Sullivan. “However, the 2% that do not pay equates to around $340 million in delinquent taxes owed to the county.”
"We have made numerous attempts to obtain payment on these delinquent accounts. I've offered support, reminders and relief to those who may need payment plans," said Sullivan. "Now is when we get tough. I'm going to recover every dollar possible, to protect the integrity of the tax rolls."
"Publicizing these violators sheds light, leads to public scrutiny and puts pressure on those with delinquent taxes," said Sullivan. "It is my duty to collect the money these violators owe to the county."
You can find the entire Top 10 List below:
|Property Owner||Address||Years Due||Total Delinquent|
|DDD INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC||622 PRESTON AVE||2001-2015||$955,990.02|
|INVESTMENT CHOICES CORP ET AL||645 E 11TH 1/2 ST 16||1987-2014||$469,481.002|
|CHANNEL BIOREFINERY & TERMINALS LLC||13605 INDUSTRIAL RD||2015||$304,847.42|
|WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS INC||10825 TELGE RD||2015||PAID IN FULL|
|HALEY MARY E||0 DART||2006-2015||$283,302.98|
|THORP JOHNNIE & PAULA M||9902 CLIFFWOOD DR||1986-2015||$274,762.17|
|INGRAM JAMES A TRUSTEE||8408 MAGNA ST||2004-2008||$200,891.48|
|BRADSHAW NANCY S ESTATES||12553 CHURCH RD||1995-2015||$187,420.63|
|BARBERENA PEDRO M & ROSE||7315 JENSEN RD||1984-2015||$182,305.49|
|MANHATTAN STREET TRUST||8603 MANHATTAN DR||2011-2015||$163,296.36|
Taxpayers can view their property tax accounts at www.hctax.net and may contact us at 713-274-8000 or Tax.Office@hctx.net if they have questions.