Interest rates and penalty fees are about to increase for those who have yet to pay their 2014 property taxes.

On July first, a 15 to 20 percent charge will be added to all unpaid tax balances. To avoid these additional fees, contact the hidalgo county tax office as soon as possible. Officials are reminding residents that failure to receive a statement does not exempt you from the penalties. For more information, visit www.hidalgocountytax.com