It’s property tax season and Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector Patsy Schultz is again offering a drive-through drop off option to pay county taxes.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. taxpayers can drive through the parking lot of the offices in Richmond (1317 Eugene Heimann Circle) and Sugar Land (12550 Emily Ct.) and drop off payment without leaving their vehicle. These will be the only two Fort Bend County locations with a drive-through drop off line.
“Instead of trying to find a parking spot and then come inside and wait for your number to be called, you can stay in your car and hand your payment to one of our staff,” said Schultz.
Staff will be standing by to accept payment, which must be in the form of check or money order. No cash will be accepted in the payment drop off. The payment should be in a sealed envelope with a return address clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. There will be cones and directional signs in place to aid in the flow of traffic.
Customers will be given a card with the date and a sequence number on it as their temporary receipt. It can take up to five business days for all of the payments to be processed and then customers can go online to print a receipt or call the tax office to have one mailed.
The last day to pay 2017 taxes without penalty and interest accruing is Wednesday, Jan. 31. For more information, call the tax office at 281-341-3710.