June 9, 2014

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

Mike Sullivan Urges Delinquent Taxpayers to Set-up a Payment Plan

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today urges taxpayers who did not pay their 2013 property taxes by January 31, 2014 to set-up a payment plan as soon as possible.

“Last week, my office sent out more than 100,000 notices to tax accounts who did not pay their 2013 property tax bill,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I strongly urge those account holders to contact my office to see if they qualify for a payment plan. If delinquent account holders do not set-up a payment agreement by June 30, 2014, by law, we must turn their accounts to collection attorneys.”

Accounts turned over to collection attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20% fee, and may end up in foreclosure, resulting in the delinquent property being sold at public auction.

"My office joined Harris County Commissioners offices and the Harris County Appraisal District over the past couple months to host Property Tax Workshops to discuss not only protesting appraisal values, but the importance of payment agreements for delinquent account holders,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I want to give every taxpayer the opportunity and the assistance to get their property taxes paid.”

Property tax bill payments and payment plan applications can be completed through our website at www.hctax.net, by phone at 713-274-8000 or at all Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s branch locations. Payments accepted are cash, check or credit card (credit cards are subject to a 2.15% surcharge and Visa consumer debit cards have a $3.95 processing fee).

Taxpayers can contact our office by phone at 713-274-8000 or email at tax.office@hctx.net if they have questions.

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. For the 2013 tax year, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office expects to collect approximately $5 billion of property tax payments.