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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
For questions about account payoffs, forward an email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 215-686-0582.