FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2015
Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan announces that the county will host the final monthly Tax Sale at the Family Law Center. In February, it will move to the Bayou City Events Center.
“For almost two centuries, Harris County Tax Sales were required to be conducted on the steps of the county courthouse,” said Sullivan. “Thanks to the Texas Legislature and Harris County Commissioner’s Court, we’ll be hosting our final Tax Sale at the Family Law Center on January 5, 2016. Starting on February 2, 2016, it will moved to the Bayou City Events Center.
The Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office works with county constables and departments, taxing jurisdictions and collections attorneys to organize and host a monthly tax sale. The new location will offer easier access, better parking, more security and a climate controlled environment, which will result in a more pleasant experience for bidders.
“Each month, we help host this tax sale to sell delinquent properties that unfairly burden the taxpayers of Harris County,” said Mr. Sullivan. “These properties are eyesores and blights to neighborhoods that lower property values. This month, we reclaimed $2,746,707 from the December Tax Sale. For the year 2015, we reclaimed $31,198,140, which is $3,077,801 more than last year. With this new move, I’m confident we will be able to reclaim more tax dollars for the citizens of Harris County.
The new location will host its first tax sale on February 2, 2016 at Bayou City Events Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office Property Tax Division maintains more than 1.6 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. The Tax Assessor-Collector’s office collects more than $6 billion in property taxes.