Ask 2: How do I pay property taxes, register my vehicle while the tax assessor’s office is closed?

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At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

The coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office in March.

That’s the office where people can pay their property taxes, get the initial registration for their new vehicles and register to vote. The office also handles alcoholic beverage licenses, special inventory taxes and hotel taxes.

We’ve gotten quite a few questions from our readers asking how they can complete that kind of business while the office is closed.

Laura Aranda Smith, communications director for the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office, sent us a list of answers to some frequently asked questions workers have been fielding.

You can read the full FAQ document here.

Below are a few select topics from the list and the answers that were provided by the Tax Assessor’s Office.

Property taxes


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