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2015-2016 Property Tax Calendar
January 1, 2016Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) determines appraised value and exemption status for property taxes for the 2016 tax year, with the exception of disability and over-65 exemptions.
February 1, 2016 Since January 31st falls on a Sunday, the regular deadline for 2016 is extended to the next business day of February 1nd.
This is the last day to pay 2015 property taxes without incurring delinquent penalty and interest.
This also is the last date to notify our office in writing to request a quarter payment plan and make the first payment without incurring late fees.
The quarter payment plan is for accounts with an over-65, disability homestead exemption, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption.
February 2, 2016 Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on unpaid taxes for the 2015 tax year. The combined penalty and interest rates rate begin at 7% on February 3rd and increases each month that the payment remains unpaid, capping at 18% in July.
Taxpayers can enter into installment agreements on current tax year (2015) delinquent taxes only for non-homestead residential property and for any delinquent tax year on residential homestead property.
February 29, 2016 This is the final day to notify our office in writing to request a quarter payment plan and make the first payment. However a late fee will be incurred.
The quarter payment plan is for accounts with an over-65, disability homestead exemption, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption.
March 31, 2016This is the last day to make the second payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead exemption, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
April 1, 2016This is the last day to pay business personal property accounts that received section 33.11 notices before the accounts are turned over to the delinquent collection attorneys.
April 4, 2016The Harris County Tax Office turns over for collection all delinquent business personal property accounts on this date. Immediately, a collection penalty of 15% - 20% of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent account.
May 31, 2016This is the last day to make the third payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead exemption, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
This is also the last day to file a notice of protest with the Harris County Appraisal District for the 2015 tax year.
June 30, 2016This is the last day to enter into an installment agreement with the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office to pay the current tax year’s delinquent taxes for non-homestead residential accounts.
July 1, 2016The Harris County Tax Office turns over for collection all delinquent real property accounts on this date. A collection penalty of 15%-20% of the total unpaid balance is also added to the current tax year delinquent account.
August 1, 2016This is the last day to make the final payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead exemption, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
August 31, 2016The last day to file a name and/or address change with HCAD in order for the changes to be shown on the original tax roll for the 2015 billing year.
October 2016The 2016 tax year begins: Certification of property values, adoption of tax rates, Truth-in-Taxation, and property tax assessment.
October 17, 2016Last day to sign up for a 2016 e-Bill with the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office.
November 2016The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office begins delivering the 2016 tax bills to real and business personal property owners and agents.
December 2016Last day to make property tax payment for federal income tax deduction purposes. Payments must be sent in time to receive a December postmark or receipt date by a third party carrier or, if made online or via the telephone, the transaction must be completed before midnight, Central Standard time.
Report Abandoned Property

The Tax Office encourages you to report any nuisance property to the proper authority below.

Properties located within the City of Houston, contact:
City of Houston Neighborhood Protection
Telephone number: 311
E-mail address: 311@cityofhouston.net
Track your service request: http://hfdapp.houstontx.gov/311/

Properties located within Harris County, but not the City of Houston, contact:
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPES)
Telephone number: 713-439-6270
Website: http://www.hcphes.org/

Interested in Purchasing Abandoned Property at tax sale?

If you are interested in purchasing an abandoned, tax delinquent property at tax sale, complete and submit the form below.


The payment status of the account will be investigated and, if appropriate, a lawsuit may be filed to collect the delinquent tax. If the tax is not paid, the property may be posted for sale at a public auction conducted by the Constable and you will then be able to bid on the property.


You may also wish to visit any of the following sites for more information regarding Tax Sales: