TEXAS - Harris County Tax Sales


The Harris County Delinquent Tax Sale is the monthly public auction of real estate for past due property taxes. The Tax Assessor-Collector’s office works in collaboration with the County Constable’s Office and collection attorneys to conduct the sale according to the Texas Property Tax Code. Properties are jointly selected for sale by representatives of the taxing units and their delinquent tax attorneys. This process enables the taxing jurisdictions of Harris County to recover lost revenues, increase both their receivables and the capacity to support various programs benefiting local residents.

The initial responsibilities of the Harris County Tax Office are to determine the amount of delinquent taxes due on each sale property and to handle the registration of bidders.

More details and other information relating to the Harris County Tax Sale is available in theGeneral Information Flyer.Or by clicking on the blueFrequently Asked Questionsbutton to the left.

Date and Time of Sale

The auction is conducted on the first Tuesday of each month at Bayou City Event Center, between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Properties are auctioned off by the eight (8) Constables simultaneously, in the order published in theDaily Court Review.

There are three types of sales: 1) Execution Sale, 2) Tax Sales, and 3) Tax Resales

For maps and information on parking, click on the blueDate and Time of Salebutton to the left.

Bidder Registration

Registration is required to participate in the Harris County Tax Sale and must be renewed annually. Bidders may pre-register online, by mail or in person at the Tax Sale. Bidders must have valid identification and must not owe any delinquent taxes on any property in Harris County.

Agents who will be bidding on behalf of another individual(s) or company must register each bidder-owner and be able to provide both a list of properties currently owned in Harris County and written authorization to represent the individual of company for whom they are bidding.

For information on requirements and registration, click on the blueRegistration of Biddersbutton to the left.

Property Listings

The blueList of Sale Propertiesbutton to the left displays a list of properties available for sale. Please note that this listing may not represent all of the properties available on the date of the Tax Sale. Refer to theFrequently Asked Questionssection for a list of other resources.

All properties offered through the Harris County Delinquent Tax Sale are sold on an “as is,” “where is,” “buyer beware” basis. As such, no warranties as to the condition of the property or title are offered. Thorough research prior to bidding is strongly advised, asall sales are final.

Purchasing Property

Property is sold to the highest bidder and full payment for the purchase is required immediately after the sale. Onlycashandcertified fundsare accepted as payment. A receipt for the purchase payment is issued on the day of the sale and the deed is issued within 4-6 weeks. Click on the bluePurchasing Propertybutton to the left for more detailed information.

Disclaimers and Cautions

All of the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only.

Neither the Harris County Tax Office, nor the taxing jurisdictions which it represents, make any warranties about the condition of the properties/title, completeness of the property listing or the accuracy of the information.

From our website, you can follow hyperlinks to visit other sites. While we strive to provide only links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites and the links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites.

Exercise due diligence by thoroughly researching each property before bidding. Any action you take on the information provided on our website is strictly at your own risk. We are not liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website or the information provide therein.