Didn’t pay your 2022 Real Estate Tax by March 31? At this point, your bill is considered “past due” and is already growing by 1.5% each month. Things can get even worse if you continue to ignore your bill.
Your account will be transferred to a collection agency or law firm, limiting your access to some payment agreement options. Once your account has been transferred, you must work directly with the agency to resolve your debt.
Property owners who missed the March 31 deadline must pay their bill in full by December 31 of this year or get into a payment agreement. If you don’t, your account will become delinquent on January 1, 2023. The City can put a lien on your property at that point and add legal fees that would increase the size of your debt. Eventually, you could lose your property at a Sheriff’s sale.
Several ways to pay
The best way to pay your property tax is online at www.phila.gov/pay — it is safe, fast, and convenient. In October of this year, Real Estate Tax will become available in the Philadelphia Tax Center. Until then, please continue to use our balance search website to look up your account and pay your property tax bills.
You can also pay:
- By phone by calling (877) 309-3710,
- In person, at the Municipal Services Building (MSB), or
- By mail by sending your payment and a coupon to:
Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue
P.O. Box 8409
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8409
While it is always best to pay your property tax bill in full and on time, we understand that some owners can’t afford to pay all or part of their bills. If this is your case, don’t wait to reach out to us! We can get you into a payment agreement to help you stay current and keep your property safe from a sheriff’s sale.