The Property Tax Department is open for in-office appointments. Property owners may request an appointment by sending an email to tax.office@hctx.net.

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Please review the FAQs below for information on how to handle your Tax Office transactions online, by mail, or by phone.

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2020 Property Tax Calendar
January 1, 2020Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) determines appraised value and exemption status for property taxes for the 2020 tax year, with the exception of disability and over-65 exemptions.
January 31, 2020 This is the last day to pay 2019 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, qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption, or property in a declared disaster area.
February 3, 2020 Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on unpaid taxes for the 2019 tax year. The combined penalty and interest rates begin at 7% on February 3rd.
Taxpayers can enter into installment agreements on current tax year (2019) delinquent taxes only for non-homestead residential property and for any delinquent tax year on residential homestead property.
March 2, 2020 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, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption.
March 31, 2020This is the last day to make the second payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption, or property in a declared disaster area. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
March 31, 2020This 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 1, 2020The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's 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..
April 15, 2020This is the deadline to file property tax rendition for business personal property. For more information about rendition and forms,
contact HCAD or view the Guide-to-Personal-Property-Renditions.
May 15, 2020This is also the last day to file a notice of protest with the Harris County Appraisal District for the 2020 tax year (or 30 days after notice of appraisal value is delivered).
June 1, 2020This is the last day to make the third payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption, or property in a declared disaster area. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
June 30, 2020This 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, 2020The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office turns over for collection all delinquent real property accounts on this date. Immediately, a collection penalty of 15%-20% of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent account.
July 31, 2020This is the last day to make the final payment on quarter payment plans for accounts with over-65 and disability homestead, or qualified disabled veteran or surviving spouse exemption, or property in a declared disaster area. Payment after this date will incur a late fee.
August 7, 2020The last date 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 2020 tax year.
September 2020For the 2020 tax year: certification of property values, adoption of tax rates, Truth-in-Taxation, and property tax assessment.
October 2, 2020Last day to sign up for a 2020 Tax Year e-Bill with the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office.
October - November 2020The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office begins delivering the 2020 Tax Year billing statements for real and business personal property owners and agents.
December 31, 2020Last 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 (HCPH)
Telephone number: 713-439-6000
Website: http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Services-Programs/Services/NeighborhoodNuisance

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:

Harris County Project Recovery

After months of studies, public hearings, surveys, planning, and approvals,
Harris County Project Recovery is starting a program rollout.

Home repair, elevation, relocation and reimbursement costs are among the array of assistance soon to be offered to Harris County residents living outside the City of Houston, but inside other small cities and unincorporated Harris County.

At the Project Recovery website, you may register through a pre-application process, sign up for program updates, and find out where to call or email for answers to specific questions.

Those who qualify will be moved to an application process where they will receive a password and individual counseling to keep the process moving.

A breakdown of the proposed expenditures is as follows:

  1. Harris County Homeowner Assistance Program ($214,000,000)v
  2. Harris County Buyout And Acquisition Program ($200,000,000)
  3. Homeowner Reimbursement Program ($15,000,000)
  4. Affordable Rental Program ($204,500,000)
  5. Harris County Single Family New Construction Program ($119,888,000)
  6. Local Infrastructure Program ($209,168,492)
  7. Local Planning ($55,769,342)
  8. Administrative Funds ($16,741,956)

For more information, visit the Project Recovery Website.