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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE
June 2, 2016

Customer Service
Office: (713) 274-8101

Delinquent Taxpayers Urged to Set-up a Payment Plan

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today urges homeowners with delinquent taxes to pay their accounts or set-up a payment plan before the accounts are turned over to collection attorneys.

"Last week, my office sent more than 100,000 notices to delinquent tax account holders who did not pay their 2015 property tax bill," said Sullivan. "If they cannot pay their accounts in full, I strongly urge those account holders to contact my office to see if they qualify for a payment plan. After the June 30th deadline, we must turn their accounts over to collection attorneys."

Accounts turned over to collection attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20% in attorney's fees, and the property may end up in foreclosure, which could result in the delinquent property being sold at the Harris County Tax Sale.

"For the past few months, my office hosted a series of Property Tax Workshops to discuss protesting taxes, but also the importance of payment plans for delinquent tax account holders. I want to give every taxpayer the opportunity to get the assistance they need to get their taxes paid," said Sullivan.

Property tax bill payments and payment plan applications can be completed through our website at www.hctax.net, by phone at 713-274-8000, at all Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's branch locations or by email at tax.office@hctx.net.

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. The Tax Assessor-Collector's office collects more than $5 billion in property taxes each year.