The Harris County Tax Office is closed per Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Stay at Home Work Safe order.
Click here to view the county judge’s order. Please view this helpful list of FAQs for Property Tax Services, Automobile Services and Voter Registration Services to help you complete your necessary transactions while the Tax Office is closed.

Ann Harris Bennett
Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
Property Taxes, Alcohol Beverage Licenses, Special Inventory Taxes, Hotel Taxes Frequently Asked Questions during Stay at Home Work Safe Order:
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    Q. Where can I pay my property taxes?

    • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued a “Stay at Home Work Safe” order effective until further notice. All Harris County Tax Office are closed to the public. Until further notice, all payments must be mailed, paid online or made via the telephone. Payments by check or money order should only be sent by mail to:

      Ann Harris Bennett
      Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
      P.O. Box 4622
      Houston, TX 77210-4622
    • Please make your check payable to Ann Harris Bennett and, if possible, enclose the coupon from your tax statement with your payment. You may also print your bill with a payment coupon from our website at www.hctax.net. Please do not send cash.
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    Q. Can I pay my property taxes online?

    • Yes. The Harris County Tax Office accepts full or partial payments of property taxes online 24/7. Property taxpayers may use any combination of credit cards/debit cards/e-Checks for payment. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit/debit cards.
    • A non-refundable surcharge of 2.35% of the total payment ($1.00 minimum) will be added to each credit card and some debit card transaction. A flat fee of $3.95 is charged for Visa consumer debit cards. E-Checks are free.
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    Q. Can I pay my property taxes by telephone?

    • Yes. The Harris County Tax Office accepts full or partial payment of property taxes by touch-tone phone by calling 713-274-CARD (2273) from any place in the world 24/7. Property taxpayers may also use any combination of credit cards/debit cards/e-Checks for payment. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit/debit cards.
    • A non-refundable surcharge of 2.35% of the total payment ($1.00 minimum) will be added to each credit card and some debit card transaction. A flat fee of $3.95 is charged for Visa consumer debit cards. E-Checks are free.

Alcoholic Beverage License

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    Q. How can I apply for a Beer and Wine or Liquor licenses?

    • Applications for Beer and Wine licenses are available from the TABC at P.O. Box 13127, Austin, TX 78711. For more information, see TABC website.
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    Q. How can I renew my Beer and Wine or Liquor licenses?

    • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued a “Stay at Home Work Safe” order effective until further notice. All Harris County Tax Offices are closed to the public.
    • In order for the Tax Office to process your license renewal, you must provide payment in the form of a check, cashier’s check or money order.
    • Renewals by mail should be addressed to:

      Ann Harris Bennett
      Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
      Attn: Beer & Wine
      P.O. Box 4663
      Houston, TX 77210-4663

Special Inventory Taxes

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    Q. Where can I pay for my Special Inventory Tax?

    • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued a “Stay at Home Work Safe” order effective until further notice. All Harris County Tax Offices are closed to the public.
    • Payments by check or money order only should be mailed to:

      Ann Harris Bennett
      Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
      P.O. Box 3486
      Houston, TX 77253-3486
    • Please make your check payable to Ann Harris Bennett. Do not mail cash.
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    Q. Where can I file my Special Inventory Tax (Dealer) Forms?

    • The Dealer must file a Monthly Inventory Tax Statement and Declaration to the Harris County Tax Office and Harris County Appraisal District:

      Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office
      P.O. Box 3486
      Houston, TX 77253-3486

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      Harris County Appraisal District
      Dealer Inventory Section
      P.O. Box 922015
      Houston, TX 77292-2015

Hotel Taxes

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    Q. Where can I pay my hotel occupancy taxes?

    • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued a “Stay at Home Work Safe” order effective until further notice. All Harris County Tax Offices are closed to the public.
    • Payments by check or money order only should be mailed to:

      Ann Harris Bennett
      Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
      Attn: Hotel Occupancy Tax
      P.O. Box 3547
      Houston, TX 77253-3547
    • Please make your check payable to Ann Harris Bennett and include your hotel occupancy tax report with your payment. Please do not send cash.
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    Q. Can I pay my hotel occupancy taxes online?

    • Yes. The Tax Office accepts full or partial payments of hotel occupancy taxes online. Hotel occupancy taxpayers may also use any combination of credit cards/debit cards/e-e-Checks for payment. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards.
    • A non-refundable surcharge of 2.35% of the total payment ($1.00 minimum) will be added to each credit card and some debit card transaction. A flat fee of $3.95 is charged for Visa consumer debit cards. E-Checks are free.

Important information regarding vehicle registration during COVID-19 disaster:

  • On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for all Texas counties due to the threat of COVID-19.

    • Abbott issued a statement on March 16, 2020, granting a temporary extension to obtain initial registration, renewal of registration, and renewal of a permanent disabled parking placard.
    • Abbott also granted a temporary extension for an individual with an expired 30-day temporary permit to obtain another permit or Texas registration.
    • Abbott also granted the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ (TxDMV) request for a waiver of the time in which to apply for title and the associated delinquent transfer penalty as a result of the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation.
    • The Texas Comptroller’s office is also providing an extension of up to 90 days past the original due date to pay the motor vehicle tax due on these purchases.
    • The Comptroller’s office is authorized to make this extension by Section 111.051(b) of the Texas Tax Code.
    • Late penalties will be assessed as if the last day of the extension is the original due date.

Voter Registration

  • Registered voters who need to update their voter registration information, or individuals who would like to register to vote, should visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.tx.us.