This week the City of Philadelphia started mailing 2019 Real Estate Tax bills to property owners. These payments support our schools, parks, police and fire departments, and much more. You can avoid interest and penalties by paying your bill on time, and can even reduce your taxes by paying it quickly.
The early bird gets the discount
Property taxes are due March 31, 2019.
Paying before that date has its advantages: Settle your Real Estate Tax bill by the last day of February 2019 and get a 1% discount!
Didn’t receive a printed bill by the mail? If you have a mortgage and your housing lender escrow your property taxes, you won’t get the bill. That’s because we send it the mortgage company. If you’re unsure about your situation, check with your lender.
If your mortgage company isn’t paying on your behalf, you must still pay Real Estate Taxes. You must pay on time, even if you don’t get a bill in the mail. Not paying can result in fees, a lien on the property, and even its auction at Sheriff Sale.
You can always check your balance and pay online. If you haven’t received a printed bill by January 15, request a copy of it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (215) 686-6442.
Paying online is easy
Paying online is fast and secure. Choose eCheck, and online payments are also FREE. Credit and debit cards are an option, but fees apply. Go to phila.gov/pay.
You can also pay over the phone at no extra charge. Call (877) 309-3710, and be ready to share your bank account and routing numbers.
Can’t pay your Real Estate Taxes in full? Contact the Department of Revenue to ask about assistance. We have recently expanded payment agreement programs, such as OOPA. Write an email to email@example.com or call (215) 686-6442 to get help today.