FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2015
Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is working to reclaim lost revenue for Harris County residents. Thousands of properties sit vacant throughout the county, creating unsafe conditions and lowering property values. Many property owners are delinquent, and for months they fail to meet their tax obligations.
“Delinquent property taxes unfairly burden the taxpayers of Harris County, and we need to recover every dollar possible,” said Mr. Sullivan.
Each month the county holds public auctions. The goal is to help put neglected properties into the hands of new owners. Property seizure laws are strict in Texas, and it can take years for courts to enforce tax liens, which delays the ability of governmental entities to recover past due taxes.
For the month of December 2014, a total of 353 properties were posted for sale. Sullivan successfully reclaimed $3,125,716.52 for the citizens of Harris County.
For calendar year 2014, 4,945 properties were posted for sale and Sullivan recovered $28,120,338.
To learn more about our monthly auctions, visit our website at http://www.hctax.net. For questions, please call 713-274-8000.