All Payment Options
The Tax Office accepts both full and partial payment of property taxes. Property taxes may be paid online, in person, by mail or by phone.
There is a
$30 administrative charge for incorrect information entered or payments dishonored by your financial institution or rejected by your service provider.
Paying Prior Year Taxes
Please note that partial payments made
by mail or over the phone post to current year taxes first. If both current and prior year taxes are due, you must pay the entire amount due in order to pay the prior year taxes when using one of these methods of payment.
If you want to pay ONLY prior year taxes, you must do so
online or in person at any branch location. You may also split your payment between current and prior year taxes when using either of these methods. Please note, however, that any amount paid toward prior year taxes online will post beginning with to the oldest year(s) first.
Forms of Payment Cash
Cash is accepted when paying in person at any
Tax Office location. Check or Money Order
Both checks and Money Orders are accepted either by mail or in person at any Tax Office location.
We accept personal, business, cashiers or travelers checks.
Mail checks and money orders to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
P. O. Box 4622
Houston, TX 77210-4622
Please write your Account Number on the payment and include your Payment Coupon. If you do not have a Payment Coupon, then mail to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor-Collector
P.O. Box 3547
Houston, TX 77253-3547
Please note that, in order to be timely:
A dated receipt from any of these carriers is considered sufficient proof of timely mailing.
Payments sent by USPS must be postmarked no later than the last business day in January.
Payments sent by UPS, FedEx or other common carrier must show a receipt date on or before the specified due date.
Please send all payments by UPS, Fed Ex or other common carrier to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor Collector
Attention: Property Tax Department
1001 Preston St. Houston, TX 77002
Electronic checks are accepted by any of the following methods:
online (click here) by touch-tone phone at 713-274-CARD (2273)
via the ‘Bill Pay’ function at your bank
E-Check Frequently Asked Questions Credit/Debit Card
American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA credit cards and VISA and MasterCard debit cards are accepted:
online (click here) by touch-tone phone (except for VISA) at 713-274-CARD (2273)
in person at ALL tax office locations.
All cards add a 2.35% ($1.00 minimum) non-refundable convenience fee.