Real Estate Tax bills for 2024 are due in less than two months, but you don’t have to wait until then to pay. Use the Philadelphia Tax Center to look up your property and pay your bill in advance of the March 31 deadline. Payments made after this due date will incur additional charges.

Payment deadline

You owe Philadelphia’s Real Estate Tax if you own a property in the city. The tax is due once a year, on March 31, and is based on your property’s assessed value, which is determined by the Office of Property Assessment (OPA).

Property tax payments provide essential funding for the local school district, police, and fire departments, among other City services. Paying your full balance on time protects your account from added charges and your property from possible tax foreclosure. So don’t miss the deadline!

Payment options

More than 335,000 bills were mailed to Philadelphia homeowners in December. If you received one, here are your payment options:

Online – this is the easiest way to pay. Find the “Property” panel on the Philadelphia Tax Center’s landing page to get started. You can also pay on the Tax Center by selecting “Make a payment” under the “Payments” panel. You don’t need a username and password to access your bill on this website. However, if you own or manage multiple properties, you should consider creating a username and password. This way, you can see all balances on your properties without switching accounts.

Over the phone – you can pay your bill by phone for free. Just call (877) 309-3710 and be ready to share your bank account and routing numbers. eCheck payments are free of processing charges. You will be charged a fee if use a debit or credit card.

In-person – visit us in person at the Municipal Services Building in Center City and Northeast satellite office. Cash payments are only accepted at our Center City location. You can skip the wait if you make an appointment to pay your bill at our offices.

By mail – if you prefer mailing in a check, please include your payment voucher, write your OPA number on the check, and mail it to:

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

We can help

Don’t wait until the March 31 deadline to contact us if you cannot pay your bill in full. Call us at (215) 686-6442 today to find out more about our property tax payment plans. 

Even better, head over to and apply for an Installment Plan to pay your bill month-to-month without interest or penalty. But you must act fast, as March 31 is also the deadline to apply for this program!

More help is available to homeowners who live on their property, including veterans, senior citizens, and low-income families. Call (215) 686-6442 and ask for Real Estate Tax assistance.

Remember, paying your bill before or on March 31 is the best way to prevent additional charges that may increase your property tax debt.