Erath County commissioners heard a report Monday from attorney Robert Meyers concerning tax collections.
“There are very few delinquency issues,” Meyers said, adding that the county is collecting its property taxes at a “high percentage rate.”
In his report, Meyers told commissioners that over the past four years the county’s total annual tax collections exceeded the amount of taxes that had been levied.
When it comes to delinquent tax collections, Meyers said 65.25% of the taxes referred to his law firm since July 2016 have been collected.
The firm has sent 3,532 delinquent tax notices, filed 49 delinquent tax suits, recovered 15 judgments and posted for sale 15 properties.
“People are conscientious about paying their taxes,” Meyers said. “The tax collections are very strong and it is a reflection of what’s going on here.”