The Property Tax Department is open for in-office appointments. Property owners may request an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com.
For voter registration information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the FAQs below for information on how to handle your Tax Office transactions online, by mail, or by phone.
All Automobile transaction Appointments are being completed by appointment or mail only. Please click on the Automobile Transaction Appointment button below, if you wish to schedule an appointment.
If you have trouble searching by Name, please use your Property Tax Account Number or your Property Address.
The tax statement provided by this website has been prepared from Tax Office data current as of the date printed on the statement and is subject to changes or corrections. All payments received may not be shown as of this date. For an official record of the account, please visit any Tax Office location or contact our office at 713-274-8000.
If you currently owe property tax on your account but your account information does not display, the values may not yet have been certified by the appraisal district. Please check with the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) for further information.
The Tax Office accepts full and partial payment of property taxes online. Property taxpayers may use credit cards, debit cards or e-Checks to pay their taxes.
Tax Receipts can be found on the current statement page or by clicking on the Property Tax Receipts button.
The Tax Office accepts both full and partial payment of property taxes. Property taxes may be paid online, in person, by mail or by phone.
There is a $30 administrative charge for incorrect information entered or payments dishonored by your financial institution or rejected by your service provider.
Paying Prior Year Taxes
Please note that partial payments made by mail or over the phone post to current year taxes first. If both current and prior year taxes are due, you must pay the entire amount due in order to pay the prior year taxes when using one of these methods of payment.
If you want to pay ONLY prior year taxes, you must do so online or in person at any branch location. You may also split your payment between current and prior year taxes when using either of these methods. Please note, however, that any amount paid toward prior year taxes online will post beginning with to the oldest year(s) first.
Forms of Payment
Cash is accepted when paying in person at any Tax Office location.
Both checks and Money Orders are accepted either by mail or in person at any Tax Office location.
We accept personal, business, cashiers or travelers checks.
Mail checks and money orders to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
P. O. Box 4622
Houston, TX 77210-4622
Please write your Account Number on the payment and include your Payment Coupon. If you do not have a Payment Coupon, then mail to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
P.O. Box 3547
Houston, TX 77253-3547
Please note that, in order to be timely:
Please send all payments by UPS, Fed Ex or other common carrier to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor Collector & Voter Registrar
Attention: Property Tax Department
1001 Preston St. Houston, TX 77002
Electronic checks are accepted by any of the following methods:
E-Check Frequently Asked Questions
American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA credit cards and VISA and MasterCard debit cards are accepted:
All cards add a 2.35% ($1.00 minimum) non-refundable convenience fee except VISA (personal) consumer debit card, which charges a flat $3.95. Please note the exact convenience fee amount is determined by your credit or debit card company.
To make an online payment, you must access your tax statement from the Statement Search and Payment screen. Then, click the Pay Online button to:
Please note that any amount paid online for prior year taxes will post to the oldest year(s) first.
On-line property tax payment transactions must be completed by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on or before the due date to avoid collection penalties and interest charges.
11:59 PM Central Standard Time
$30 administrative charge
Forms of Payment Accepted
The Tax Office accepts e-checks, credit cards and debit cards for online payment of property taxes.
To pay by e-Check, you must have the following information:
Pay by E-check
To pay by credit or debit card, have the following information available:
All cards add a 2.35% ($1.00 minimum) non-refundable convenience fee, except VISA (personal) consumer debit card, which charges a flat $3.95. Please note the exact convenience fee amount is determined by your credit or debit card company.
Pay by Debit/Credit card
Harris County property tax bills can be paid by touch-tone phone at any time from any place in the world, seven days a week. The phone number for making property tax payments is 713-274-2273.
Property taxpayers may use any combination of credit cards and/or e-Checks for payment.
The following cards can be used when paying by phone:
A non-refundable fee of 2.35% ($1.00 minimum) will be added to each credit card and debit card transaction, except VISA (personal) consumer debit cards, which charges a flat $3.95.
Have the following information available for seamless service:
To view the amount due on your tax statement, click here
Note: The tax receipt provided by this website has been prepared from Tax Office data current as of the date printed on the receipt. For an official record of the account, please visit any Tax Office location.
The Harris County Tax Office is implementing electronic delivery as an alternative to paper tax bills. Registration for electronic tax bill for the 2019 tax statement is now closed. New registrations will be effective for the 2020 tax year.
Click here to register
IMPORTANT: Pursuant to the Texas Property Tax Code §31.01, please note that by selecting the electronic delivery option, you will no longer receive tax bills via mail delivery. Therefore, before executing this agreement for electronic delivery of tax bills, all applicable laws and rules relating to your property tax account(s) must be reviewed carefully.
For taxpayers who are unable to pay their full tax bill, the Tax Office offers an Installment Payment Agreement plan, once the account is delinquent.
Frequently Asked Questions
To set up a payment agreement please email your request to email@example.com
Please note: A minimum of 5 accounts is required for payment through the account manager.