Didn’t pay your 2019 property taxes? Your bill is already considered “past due” and will increase by 1.5% each month. Continuing to ignore your Real Estate Tax bill will only bring you more trouble. Pay in full or get into a payment agreement today.

Real Estate Taxes were due on March 31, 2019. Between April and December, the City sends overdue tax bills to a collection agency or law firm. If we send your account to a collection agency, you’ll need to resolve your debt with them.

All that is bad enough. But come January 2020, it can get even worse. At that point, the City considers your bill “delinquent” and can place a lien on your property.

Having a lien against your property can make it more difficult to sell it in the future, or to get a loan.

A lien is also the start of the foreclosure process. Eventually, you could lose your property at a Sheriff’s Sale. Don’t let past due property taxes come home to roost.

Ways to pay

There are several, convenient ways to pay your bill:

  • Online (use eCheck for free, or credit/debit cards for a fee)
  • On the telephone, by calling (877) 309-3710
  • By mailing a check, money order, or certified funds
    (payable to City of Philadelphia, and please include your OPA number)
    Department of Revenue
    P.O. Box 8409
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-8409
  • In person, at one of our three payment centers

Take advantage of extended hours at our Center City location at 1401 JFK Blvd. Until April 15, we’re open until 7 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Can’t pay?

We know some property owners can’t pay all or part of their Real Estate Taxes. If this is your case, please reach out to us about getting into a payment agreement.

Enrolling in a payment agreement means you’re compliant, and that your property is safe from Sheriff’s Sale.

The City has flexible payment agreements for property owners, including $0-minimum monthly installments for homeowners who qualify.

Around 250,000 Philadelphia homeowners, representing all income brackets, received Real Estate Tax relief last year. Find out what help you’re entitled to!

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