Bird scooters almost became property of Travis County following an unpaid tax bill for the California-based company dating back to January 2021. However, on Tuesday, June 7, the company, which rents those scooters strewn about Austin streets, ponied up and paid $149,00 after Travis County threatened to sell its scooters to pay the bill.
On May 18, the Travis County Tax Office named Bird to its top 10 list of delinquent taxpayers. As of Tuesday, it is the only company on the list that has paid its bill in full. The bill, seventh highest on the list, was $147,195.17, but was raised to $149,000 after penalties and interest kicked in.