Harris County, Texas Tax Assessors' Office
13013 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77040
Where is the Harris County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Harris County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Harris County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Harris County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Harris County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Harris County Assessor's Office at (713) 957 7800 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Harris County Facts:
The median home value in Harris County is between $131,107.00 and $132,293.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Harris County?
You can try contacting the Harris County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Harris County is located in the County Courthouse in Houston, which is located at 1001 Preston St. You can direct your general inquiries to Harris County with the contact info listed below.
Harris County Phone Number
Harris County Fax Number
Harris County County Courthouse Address
1001 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002-1817
Useful Harris County Links:
- City of Baytown - Property Tax Search
- Property Tax Information
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Harris County Tax Records
- Delinquent Property Tax Search
- Harris County Search by owner name or address
- Harris County Government Homepage
- City of Houston - GIS Map
- Harris County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Map Search