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York City Tax Information

How are tax rates determined?

Each year the City through York City Council, the County through the York County Commissioners and the School District through the City School Board establish a tax millage. This millage, when multiplied against the assessed value of your property, results in the Face tax due. State law allows for a 2% discount, if paid within 60 days (rebate) and a 10% penalty, if not paid within 120 days (penalty).

When are taxes due?

County/Municipal Tax dated 2/15/14

  • Rebate due on or before April 15, 2014
  • Face due on or before June 16, 2014
  • Penalty due after June 16, 2014 but before December 31, 2014.

York City School Tax dated 7/1/14

  • Rebate due on or before August 31, 2014
  • Face due on or before October 31, 2014
  • Penalty due after October 31, 2014 but before December 31, 2014

NOTE: BE SURE TO NOTE THE DISTRICT NUMBER AND PROPERTY ID NUMBER ON YOUR CHECK! (District # and Property ID# = Parcel #) DO NOT USE BILL NUMBER.

NOTE: ANY CHANGES IN THE OWNER'S MAILING ADDRESS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING TO THE TREASURER'S OFFICE AND MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED

2% Rebate

If payment is received during the REBATE period, a 2% discount is deducted from the FACE amount (does not apply to partial payments).

10% Penalty

If payment is received after the FACE due date, a 10% penalty is added to the UNPAID BALANCE.

Can I make partial payments?

Current law allows for you to make FOUR partial payments. Partial payments are allowed on municipal (City) and school taxes only. No discounts are allowed on partial payments.

County taxes must be paid in FULL with the first payment.

To calculate City/County payment:

  1. City Tax FACE Amount: $_____________
  2. Divide by 4 =
  3. Subtotal $_____________

Add County tax amt. $_____________
TOTAL Payment $_____________

Your total payment is your first payment. The amount on Line 3 (subtotal) will be your second, third and fourth payments if paid on or before June 16, 2014.

To calculate school payment:

  1. School Tax face amount $_______________
  2. Divide by 4 =
  3. Payment $________________

Any payment not made by the face due date will be subject to the 10% penalty.

When paying by MAIL, US Postmark from the US Post Office determines when it is received in our office. Check date is NOT used.

For a VALIDATED RECEIPT, please send the ENTIRE BILL with a SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED envelope.

If using an Internet bill paying system, please be sure to include the $3 MEMO BILL FEE along with the DISTRICT AND PARCEL NUMBERS NOTED ON CHECK.

What if my taxes are escrowed into my mortgage payment?

If your taxes are escrowed into your mortgage payment, YOU MUST FORWARD the tax bill to the mortgage company. The Treasurer's Office DOES NOT forward tax bills to mortgage companies.

Where do I pay my property and school taxes?

Property and school taxes may be paid at the Office of the City Treasurer, York City Hall, 101 S George Street during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is closed on major holidays. City Hall is handicapped accessible and FREE parking is available in the parking lot located beside the York City Hall building off of George Street. Look for the sign that reads "York City Hall Customer Parking".

Please make checks payable to Treasurer, City of York, 101 South George St., P.O. Box 509, York, PA 17405-0509.

For a validated receipt, please send the entire bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

NOTE: Hand-delivered payments must be received at the Treasurer's Office by 5:00 p.m. on each due date. Please DO NOT leave payments.They will not be accepted.

For more information please call the City Treasurer’s office at 717-849-2281.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES


Payment Without Tax Bill - $3

Tax Certification - $20

Returned Checks - $35

What are delinquent taxes?

Any taxes which are due from previous years.

Where do you pay delinquent taxes?

Delinquent taxes (previous year taxes) must be paid at the York County Tax Claim Bureau located at 28 E. Market St., York, PA 17401.They only accept certified checks or money orders. Please call them for final payoff amounts and any questions at (717) 771-9205.

If the 2014 taxes are not paid by DECEMBER 31, 2014, they will be forwarded to the York County Tax Claim Bureau.

 

 

How do I update my address information?

yorkcity.org/user-files/file/Treasurer/address%20change%20letter%20for%20website.dot

Contact Information for Special Programs, State and County Offices
 
YORK COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BLDG. 
28 E. Market St.
York, PA  17401
www.yorkcountypa.gov
 
York County Assessment Office *
(717) 771-9232
      Assessments
      Appeals
 
York County Tax Claim Bureau *
(717) 771-9205
      Delinquent Taxes
      Judicial Sales & Upset Sales
 
York County Treasurer 
(717) 771-9603
      Small Games of Chance License
      York County Dog License
      Deer License & Doe Tags
      Fishing License
 
Recorder of Deeds Office 
(717) 771-9295
      Filing of Deed
 
York Adams Tax Bureau
(717) 845-1584
1405 North Duke Street
P.O. Box 15627
York, PA  17405-0156
       Earned Income Tax
       Business Privilege Tax
       Mercantile Tax
       Local Services Tax
 
PA Dept of Revenue
(717) 783-1405
(717) 783-4447 fax
Strawberry Square
4th & Walnut Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17128
       Housing/State Rent Rebate 
 
Sheriff’s Office of York County
(717) 771-9601
45 N. George St.
York, PA 17401
      Sheriff Sales
      Gun Permits
              
York County Prothonotary Office
(717) 771-9611 
45 N. George St.
York, PA 17401
      Liens
      Passports
      Protection from Abuse Orders
 
Downtown Inc
16 N George St
York, PA 17401
(717) 549-2331
www.downtownyorkpa.com
      YBIDA fees - are applied to efforts and programming in the areas of Safety, Promotions and Events, Beautification and Economic Development. 
 
York County Area Agency on Aging
100 W Market St
York, PA 17401
(717) 771-9610
www.ycaaa.org
      Aging Services
      State Tax Rebate Form Questions
 
 

 

York Adams Tax Bureau

The York Adams Tax Bureau collects and distributes earned income tax for 124 municipalities and school districts in York and Adams Counties. All residents of Adams County and all residents of York County (except West Shore School District) file their annual earned income tax returns with YATB. The Bureau also collects Local Services Tax, Delinquent Per Capita Tax and Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax for some of its members.

Please complete the form below if you are a new resident or if you have a change of address. 

yorkcity.org/user-files/file/Treasurer/York%20Adams%20Tax%20Bureau.pdf

York County residents may contact theTaxpayer Services Department at 717-845-1584, option 1, or by email at info@yatb.com if you have any questions. 

York Office
1405 N. Duke St.
PO Box 15627
York, PA 17405
Phone (717) 845-1584
Fax (717) 854-6376
http://www.yatb.com
 

Homestead Exclusion

 If this is your primary residence, you may be eligible for the property tax reduction on school taxes. Applications must be submitted to the York County Assessment Office by March 1st of every year to be eligible for the current year. You will be notified when approved.  Please contact the York County Assessment Office for more information. 


York County Assessment Office
28 E Market St. 
York PA 17401
717-771-9270
 
 
Pennsylvania Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.
 
The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2013 is June 30, 2014. Revenue will begin mailing and depositing rebates on July 1, 2014, as specified by law. 
 
Property Tax/Rent Rebate application forms and assistance are available at no cost from PA Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and your State Representative’s Office.  Contact information is below:
 
PA Department of Revenue 
Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program 
PO Box 280503
Harrisburg PA 17128-0503
717-783-1405
Call 888-728-2937 to check the status of your claim. 
 
Area Agency on Aging – York County 
100 W Market St, # 1
York PA 17401
717-771-9610
 
State Representative, Kevin Schreiber 
York City Hall 
101 S George St, 2nd Floor
York PA 17401
717-848-9595