Tax Office Phone: 717-872-9500, ext. 2252
2016-2017 property tax rate: 19.27
Printable instructions for tax payments: 2016-17 Taxpayer Instructions
Tax due date for full payment:
2% Discount: August 31
Base: October 31
At Penalty: November 1 to December 31
Due dates for three-installment plan:
1st Installment – August 31
2nd Installment – October 31
3rd Installment – December 31
After December 31st unpaid balances will be turned over to Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau (717-299-8232)
Important tax collection procedures
Real estate tax bills are mailed annually on or about July 1. Failure to receive your tax bill does not relieve you from payment or entitle you to a remission of penalty or extension of payment deadlines. If you do not receive a real estate tax bill by July 15, please call the Tax Office at 717-872-9500, ext. 2252.
All tax bills are sent directly to the property owner. Owners are responsible for forwarding the bill to their mortgage company. Please confirm the correct mailing address and payment procedures with your mortgage company prior to forwarding.
You may choose to pay your real estate taxes in full payment or opt in to the district installment plan by making your first installment by September 1. Payments are accepted by mail or at any Fulton Bank as long as you have an original, MICR-encoded tax bill.
You are also able to pay your real-estate taxes by credit card via the internet or telephone through Official Payments Corporation. A processing fee will be added.
Per capita/occupation taxes were eliminated effective July 1, 2000.
For additional questions about your taxes please email: Lindsay Scarlett.