January 21, 2016

Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
Office: 713-274-8021
Mobile: 713-582-4925

Don't Miss the Deadline! Pay Your Tax Bill By February 1st!

7% penalty and interest begin accruing on February 2nd

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds taxpayers that property taxes are due by February 1, 2016. Failure to pay by then will result in penalty and interest accruing on the bill.

“We have less than two weeks for taxpayers to pay their property tax bill before the February 1st deadline,” said Sullivan. “Currently, we have collected $2.7 billion and expect to collect an additional $1.8 billion by the deadline. With more payment options available, it’s great to see more taxpayers taking advantage of the advancements we’ve made to better serve them.”

Taxpayers can pay property taxes by mail, phone (713) 274-CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net or in person at any of the 16 branch office locations throughout Harris County. In addition, all tax bills have a QR code so taxpayers can pay by using their smart phone.

Taxpayers paying by mail need to ensure the payment is postmarked by February 1, 2016. Meter mail is not a postmark. Courier mail services like UPS and FedEx may be used, as long as the service receives it on February 1, 2016.

On February 2, 2016, 7% penalty and interest will begin to accrue on all delinquent property tax bills. Penalty and interest will continue to increase every month until the bill is paid. “If a taxpayer has trouble paying their delinquent property taxes, they need to contact us to see if they qualify for a payment plan,” said Sullivan. “We want every resident to know that they have options when it comes to paying their property taxes and my office is here to help.”

If taxpayers have questions about their tax bill, call 713-274-8000 or email tax.office@hctx.net.

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.6 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. For the 2015 tax year, the Tax Assessor-Collector's office anticipates collecting more than $6 billion in property taxes.