HOUSTON (KTRK) --If you owe property taxes in Harris County, this is your last chance to pay or set-up a payment plan before the accounts are turned over to collection attorneys.
Harris County Tax - Assessor, Mike Sullivan said his office sent out more than 100,000 notices to taxpayers who did not pay their 2015 tax bill. Those accounts are considered delinquent and have been accruing penalty and interest since February 2, 2016. Sullivan is calling on residents with delinquent accounts to contact his office immediately to pay their accounts in full, or set-up a payment plan by June 30, 2016.
"Each year, we host a series of Property Tax Workshops to discuss protesting taxes and the importance of payment plans for delinquent tax account holders. I want to give every taxpayer the opportunity to get the assistance they need to get their taxes paid," said Sullivan.
Accounts turned over to collection attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20-percent in attorney's fees and the property may end up in foreclosure. Your property could end up being sold at the Harris County Tax Sale.
Property tax bill payments and payment plan applications can be completed online here, by phone at 713-274-8000, at all Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's branch locations or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.