June 11, 2016

Customer Service
Office: (713) 274-8000

Delinquent Tax Collection Notices on the Way

Pay tax bill or sign-up for payment plan to avoid lawsuit, foreclosure and tax sale

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan encourages taxpayers who have delinquent taxes to avoid a lawsuit by either paying their tax bill or signing-up for a payment plan.

"Last month, we sent notices to taxpayers who did not pay their 2015 property taxes," said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. "These delinquent taxpayers were encouraged to either pay their bill or sign-up for a payment plan by June 30, 2016. Now, our collection attorneys are going to begin contacting these account holders to offer options before going into litigation."

Harris County's collection attorneys, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, will be sending notices to these delinquent taxpayers that contain additional details about their account and options to avoid a lawsuit. Lawsuits filed will result in foreclosure and the delinquent property being sold at the Harris County Tax Sale.

"I want to give property owners multiple opportunities to resolve their delinquent accounts. They can still pay their tax bill in full or sign-up for a payment plan to avoid the lawsuit. There are also additional options available to property owners who are over 65-years-old, disabled, disabled veterans or are serving in active military duty. Those individuals may qualify for a tax deferral or exemption, which will delay payment or reduce the tax bill. Contact my office and we will work with you to see if you qualify for one of these options," said Sullivan.

Delinquent taxpayers can sign-up for a payment plan by contacting Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP at 713-844-3561.

Taxpayers can contact our office by phone at 713-274-8000 or email at tax.office@hctx.net, if they have questions.