Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Answers to frequently asked questions, arranged by subject.

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when will i receive my REAL ESTATE TAX bill?

Your county/township real estate tax bill is issued the first week of March and covers the period January 1 – December 31 of the current year.  The school real estate tax bill is issued the first week of July and covers the period July 1 of the current year through June 30 of the following year.

Has my tax bill been sent to my mortgage company?

By PA Tax Code your real estate tax bill must be sent to the property owner.  Our records come from the county board of assessment each billing cycle and do not include mortgage information.  The only time a bill is sent directly to a mortgage company is when the mortgage company requests and pays for a duplicate bill.

WHAT IS THE FEE FOR A DUPLICATE BILL?

The duplicate bill fee is $5, payable to “Julie Mullin”.

WHAT IS THE FEE FOR A TAX CERTIFICATION AND WHAT DOES IT COVER?

The fee for a tax certification is $40, payable to “Julie Mullin”. The certification covers 3 years of real estate taxes and includes, county, township and school taxes.

Can I Make a partial or estimated payment?

By PA Tax Code I am not permitted to accept a partial or estimated payment.  The school district does allow for installment payments.  Per district policy the first installment must be made by 8/31 or the installment option is forfeited.

I SENT A self-addressed stamped envelope with my payment. why didn’t I receive a receipt?

If you do not return both the tax collector copy and tax payer coupon from your bill, as noted on the bill, there is nothing to stamp and return to you.  The tax collector copy must be retained for the auditors.  The tax payer copy gets stamped and returned to you.