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York City Property Tax Information

 

Each year the City Council, the County Commissioners and the York 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 it is not paid within 120 days (Penalty)

Property and school taxes may be paid at the Office of the City Treasurer, York City Hall, 101 South George St., P.O. Box 509, York, PA 17405 during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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".

Our office accepts CASH,  PERSONAL & CERTIFIED CHECKS and MONEY ORDERS. We currently do NOT accept debit and credit cards but we will accept checks received from credit card companies.   

Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, City of York.  Please note the DISTRICT & PROPERTY ID NUMBERS (i.e. ##-###-##-######-#####) on your CHECK Memo area. We do not use bill numbers. 

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

We do not send copies of tax bills to mortgage companies. Therefore, if you receive a tax bill, but have an escrow, you must forward the bill to your mortgage company. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS! Per the York City Ordinance, "the real estate tax notice shall be mailed to the last known post office address of each taxable parcel. Failure to receive the notice shall not relieve any taxpayer from the payment of any taxes imposed by the City". The postmark applied by the United States Postal Service to envelopes containing payment is used to determine timeliness for mailed payments.

The Treasurer’s Office cannot collect delinquent taxes (prior year) nor can we answer any delinquent tax questions. All delinquent tax inquiries should be forwarded to the York County Tax Claim Bureau located at 28 E Market St, York PA 17401. You may contact their office at 717-771-9205. 

Current year tax amounts are not available online. If you are a settlement company, you will need to request a Tax Certification. 

If you cannot find the information you need, you may contact us at kwolfe@yorkcity.org or 717-849-2281. 

Miscellaneous Information 

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Tax Due Dates

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.

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.

Address Change Form

In order to have future tax bills sent to the correct name and address, please complete, sign and date the form below and return to the City Treasurer's Office. We will then forward the change to the York County Assessment Office so they can make the change on your records.  

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

Miscellaneous Fees
Return Check Fee -                   $ 35.00
Tax Certification Fee -              $ 20.00
Duplicate Bill Fee   -                  $   3.00
Paid Printout of Tax Record -   $   1.00
 
Fire Escrow Act 98

The Treasurer’s Office administers the Fire Escrow Act 98. If the fire loss equals or exceeds 60% of the limits of liability, the insurance company shall transfer to the City Treasurer $2,000 for each $15,000 or fraction from the insurance proceeds. [Act 98 of 1992 Sec. 508 (c)].   

Fire Escrow checks should be mailed to the Office of the City Treasurer, York City Hall, 101 South George St., P.O. Box 509, York, PA 17405. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, City of York
 
You may contact Kristen Wolfe at kwolfe@yorkcity.org  or call 717-849-2281 for any questions.  
 
Delinquent Taxes (previous year 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 or visit:  http://yorkcountypa.gov/images/pdf/delinquentlist/dt510payor.pdf 

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

 

YBIDA
Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit.
Together they work to enhance and foster reinvestment in downtown York.  The organization is comprised of a staff of six, a Board of eleven Directors, and more than 125 dedicated and committed volunteers.
Those volunteers serve in various capacities on standing committees that support the mission of the organization which is:
"to provide a distinctive experience for living, working and recreation in York’s downtown district.  We provide an environment that is unique in the region by blending the architectural foundation laid nearly 300 years ago with modern, urban living and entertainment in a business-friendly atmosphere."

YBIDA fees - are applied to efforts and programming in the areas of Safety, Promotions and Events, Beautification and Economic Development.

Downtown, Inc.
16 N George St
York, PA 17401
(717) 849-2331
 
 
 
York Adams Tax Bureau (Earned Income & Mercantile/Business Privilege Tax)

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
www.yatb.com
 

Contact Information for Special Programs, State and County Offices
 
YORK COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BLDG. 
28 E. Market St.
York, PA  17401
 
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
 
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
 
York County Area Agency on Aging
100 W Market St
York, PA 17401
(717) 771-9610
      Aging Services
      State Tax Rebate Form Questions
 
Kevin Schreiber, State Representative
95th Legislative District 
York City Hall 
101 S George St, 2nd Fl 
York, PA 17401
(717)-848-9595

 

Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
Purpose: To provide real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.
 
Veteran’s eligibility criteria:
 
Served in the military honorably
 
Served during established war service dates as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs **The following decorations can also be used to establish wartime service: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or Navy Expeditionary Medal.
 
Must have a total or 100% permanent service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or as the result of military service the veteran is blind or paraplegic or has sustained the loss of two or more limbs
 
Blind: Visual acuity of three-sixtieths or ten two-hundredths, or less normal Vision
 
Paraplegic: The bilateral paralysis of the upper or lower extremities of the body
 
Must be a resident of the Commonwealth
 
Must occupy the real estate as his/her principal dwelling
 
Dwelling is owned solely by the veteran or as an estate in the entirety
 
Must prove financial need:
 
Veteran must prove financial need according to the criteria established by the State Veterans Commission if their annual income exceeds $85,168
Applicants with an annual income of $85,168 or less are given a rebuttable presumption to have a need for the exemption. 
 
Contact the York County Veterans Affairs Director to apply:
 
Phillip Palandro
100 West Market St
York, PA 17401-1332
(717)-771-9218
(717)771-4617 (fax)
 
 
Tax Certification Requests

Please mail your request along with payment to the York City Treasurer’s Office located at 101 S George St, York, PA 17401. You may call our office at 717-849-2281 or e-mail Selena Chronister at schronister@yorkcity.org for any questions or to check the status of your request. 

Payment
 
Our fee for a Tax Certification is $20.00 per parcel. The Tax Certification will include current and prior year tax amounts for City, County and School. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, City of York. 
 
Processing Time
 
Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. Normal processing time, once we receive your request, is 1-2 business days. 
 
Delivery
 
You may request to have the Tax Certification mailed, e-mailed or faxed to you. 
 
Tax Cerification Request Form
 
 

 

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