County & Municipal Real Estate Taxes

Click here for a PDF of general contact information for taxes.

Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office
150 N. Queen St., Suite 122
P.O. Box 1447
Lancaster, PA 17608
Ph: (717) 299-8222
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Craig Ebersole, Treasurer

Current Year Taxes
The County of Lancaster (Treasurer’s Office) serves as the real estate tax collector for 31 municipalities, including Lancaster Township.

  • Each property owner will be mailed a combined County and Municipal Real Estate Tax bill by March 1st of each year.
  • The real estate tax discount period ends April 30.
  • The real estate tax base period ends June 30.
  • Taxes paid after June 30 are assessed a penalty.
  • If you do not receive a bill, or have a question regarding your bill, contact the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office at 299-8222.
  • If your taxes are in escrow with your mortgage lender, it is your responsibility to forward a copy to them for payment.
  • If there is an address change, property owner change, or if you have a question concerning your property assessment value, contact the Lancaster County Property Assessment Office at (717) 299-8385.  Office: 150 N. Queen St., Suite 310, Lancaster 17603
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prior Year Taxes (delinquent real estate taxes)
The “Tax Claim Bureau”  is the entity assigned to collect all prior year (delinquent) real estate taxes for all 60 municipalities and all school districts in Lancaster County, including Lancaster Township.

Tax Claim Bureau
50 North Duke Street
PO Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608
(located at the County Courthouse)
Ph: (717) 299-8232
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If your property has delinquent real estate taxes, you will be notified by the tax claim bureau. Follow the directions on the notice. If you have misplaced the notice, call (717) 299-8232.

Should a property owner fall behind in their regularly scheduled property tax payments, the Tax Claim Bureau, within the Treasurer’s Office, will work with taxpayers to assist them in meeting their obligations.

Note: The Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau is a private entity that collects “earned income tax” (local wage taxes). They are not associated with the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office or Tax Claim Bureau who collects “real estate taxes,” or with the School District of Lancaster who collects “school property taxes.”

Millage Rates 
Lancaster Township 2015:.6 mills (.0006)
School District 2015-2016:27.2129 mills
Lancaster County 2015:3.735 mills
County-wide ReassessmentLast completed 2005

How To Calculate Your Real Estate Tax (mils based on 100% of assessed value):

$100,000 (Assessed Property Value)
x .0006 (.6 mils)
Amount Owed $ 60.00

  • To obtain the assessed value on your property go to this Link.
  • Enter the property owner’s name (last name first name) and click “Submit.”
  • “Check” the property interested in, and click “View Selected.”


If you are seeking a tax certification for either the current year or prior years, all requests must be submitted in writing and accompanied by a check for $5.

  • For current year: payable to “Treasurer”
  • For prior years: payable to “Tax Claim Bureau”
  • For both current and prior years: one check payable to “Treasurer,” and one check payable to “Tax Claim Bureau”

Checks can be mailed to:
Tax Claim/Treasurer
150 N. Queen St., Suite 122
P.O. Box 1447
Lancaster, PA 17608

 All tax certification requests must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for processing.

Questions regarding county/municipal real estate tax certification? Call (717) 299-8222. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Click here for information.