Still haven’t paid your 2021 property tax bill? That means you currently owe Real Estate Tax, and that your balance has been growing for months. But things can get even worse if you don’t take care of your bill by December 31 of this year.

Your balance started accruing monthly charges at the rate of 1.5% from March 31. If you don’t pay your 2021 bill in full by December 31 or get into a payment agreement, your account will become delinquent on January 1, 2022.

At that point, the City will:

  • Apply a 15% charge to your principal balance, and
  • File a $91.45 lien against your property.

The City can also begin the process of selling your house at a Sheriff’s Sale.

You can nevertheless save your home by paying your bill in full or getting into a payment agreement now.

Many ways to pay

The best way to pay Philadelphia property tax is online, at You can also pay:

  • Over the phone,by calling (877) 309-3710, or
  • In person,at the Municipal Services Building (1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.)

For in-person payments, please remember to bring your bill. If it is lost, a member of our bill services team will provide you with a copy. You can also print your own Real Estate Tax payment coupon online. This video will guide you through the process.

If you would rather pay by mail, remember to send your payment and coupon to:

Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue
P.O. Box 8409
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8409

Get help

Paying your property tax in full and on time is always best. But we understand if you can’t afford to do that right now. The City offers several property tax relief programs that can help.

For example, our Owner-Occupied payment agreement (OOPA) is a great way to pay your Real Estate Tax in affordable, monthly installments. No down payment is required. Even better, your monthly payment is based on your income and household size.

Some homeowners pay as low as $0 per month.

To stay enrolled in the program, you must pay all new property taxes as they become due. Some property owners can include their new Real Estate taxes in their existing OOPA agreement.

You can apply for OOPA anytime, and the process is easy. Just complete the application and email it to, along with proofs of residency and income.

If you need help with your application, call us at (215) 686-6442 or email

Remember, your home is protected from a Sheriff’s Sale if you stay enrolled in OOPA. Don’t wait for your account to become delinquent to apply. If you know you can’t pay your Real Estate Tax bill, apply today!