The City and the School District of Philadelphia impose a tax on all real estate in the
City pursuant to Philadelphia Code Chapter 19-1300, as authorized by 72 P.S. [section sign]
5020-201. The Office of Property Assessment (OPA) determines the value of the property on
which the taxes must be paid.
Real Estate Tax bills are sent in December for the following year and payments are due
March 31st. If you pay on or before the last day of February, you receive a 1% discount.
If you pay after March 31, you are subject to increased charges which are collectively called
"additions". At year-end these charges are capitalized and become tax principal on which interest
and penalty will accrue.
For questions about your account, please forward an email to email@example.com or
For questions about account payoffs, forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive payoff amounts, please e-mail the statement of claim number from the legal action, the property address
and/or the Office of Property Assessment number to email@example.com or fax it to 215-686-0582.
If the "Status" column on a tax year is marked LSLD, the corresponding Tax Lien for that year was sold to a private third-party lien-holder at a City Tax Lien Sale. Therefore, the amounts listed below for those years may not include all Real Estate Tax liabilities currently due. For more information regarding the name, address, and phone number of the new lien-holder, as well as the status of the lien(s), you may search the Philadelphia Court's civil docket at Civil Docket Access. You may enter or copy/paste the 13-digit lien number listed below (ex. 1504R14010000) to the Court’s “Case ID” search box.
If the "Status" column on a tax year is marked SEQR, the corresponding Tax Lien for that year is in the sequestration program. For more information regarding the status of the sequestration proceedings, you may call 215-686-3629, or search the Philadelphia Court's civil docket at Civil Docket Access. You may enter the property owner's name in the Court’s “Caption” search box.