FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2016
Office: (713) 274-8000
Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that more than 900,000 property tax bills are in the mail and on the way to Harris County property owners.
“Property owners need to be on the lookout for their property tax bill,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “Once received, property owners are encouraged to pay their bill as soon as possible, as they are due by January 31, 2017.” Harris County residents can pay their property taxes by phone at (713) 274-CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net, by mail, or in-person at any of the 16 Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices throughout Harris County.
Taxpayers should review their tax bill carefully and determine if they are receiving the proper exemptions. “I want to reduce tax burdens and increase the number of exemptions for residents who may qualify,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Learn more about property tax homestead exemptions by contacting the Harris County Appraisal District at (713) 957-7800.”
In addition, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office has offered its e-Bill service to taxpayers who want to receive their tax bill online. “This is a convenient option that saves taxpayers money and sends tax bills electronically,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Currently, we have more than 5,000 taxpayers who have opted for an e-bill instead of a paper bill. If property owners would like to receive an e-Bill, they can sign-up at www.hctax.net by using their unique e-Statement code that is located on this year’s tax bill.”
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Property Tax Division maintains more than 1.6 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.