Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan announces 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 February 1, 2016.” Harris County residents can pay their property taxes by mail, phone at (713) 274-CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net 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. “If you would like to learn more about property tax exemptions, please visit the Tax Assessor-Collector Website at www.hctax.net or contact 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 taxpayer 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 and using the 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 $5 billion in property taxes.