FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2015
Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is urging those who have not paid their property taxes to set-up a payment plan as soon as possible.
“Earlier this month, my office sent approximately 100,000 notices to residents who did not pay their 2014 property tax bill,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I strongly encourage those residents to contact my office to see if they qualify for a payment plan. If a payment plan is not set-up by June 30, 2015, by law, we must turn over their accounts to our collection attorneys.”
Accounts submitted to collections attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20% fee, and may end in foreclosure, resulting in the delinquent property being sold at public auction.
"I want to help you. That's why we offer free education. We host several Property Tax Workshops to discuss protesting appraisal values and the importance of payment plans," said Mr. Sullivan. “I want to give every taxpayer the opportunity and the assistance they need to get their property taxes paid.”
Property tax payments and payment plan applications can be completed online at www.hctax.net, by phone at 713-274-8000 or at any Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s branch locations. Payments accepted are cash, check or credit card (credit cards are subject to a 2.15% surcharge and Visa consumer debit cards have a $3.95 processing fee).
Taxpayers can contact our office by phone at 713-274-8000 or email at Tax.Office@hctx.net if they have questions.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.5 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. For the 2014 tax year, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office collected more than $5 billion in property taxes.