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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE
June 27, 2016

Customer Service
Office: (713) 274-8000

LAST CHANCE!

Delinquent Taxpayers Urged to Set-up a Payment Plan

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is giving homeowners their last chance to pay delinquent property taxes or set-up a payment plan before the accounts are turned over to collection attorneys.

"My office has sent more than 100,000 notices to delinquent tax account holders who have not paid 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. Your property could end up being sold at the Harris County Tax Sale.

"Each year, we host a series of Property Tax Workshops to discuss protesting taxes and 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 $6 billion in property taxes each year.