Unpaid 2024 property tax bills are now past-due. Philadelphia property owners who missed the March 31 deadline should pay in full or enter a payment plan. If you wait, an additional 1.5% charge will be applied to your account each month, which will further increase your account balance. It’s best to pay online.

If you can’t afford to pay real estate taxes on a property you own but don’t live in, give us a call at (215) 686-6442 for help getting into a payment plan. The Department of Revenue offers a range of options that can help you get current.

There are several property tax relief programs available to owners who live in their homes. For example, you can pay your old and current bills in monthly installments if you are enrolled in the Owner-Occupied Payment Agreement (OOPA) program. You can apply online or by calling (215) 686-6442. Don’t wait until your account becomes delinquent before contacting us.

Program benefits

An OOPA does not require a down payment. You can still sign up for other property tax relief programs even if you enroll in OOPA. For example, you can still apply the Senior Citizen Tax Freeze.

If you are accepted into the program, you are considered in good tax standing, and your home is protected from a tax sale. In addition, the amount you pay each month is determined based on your income and household size. Some homeowners even pay as little as $0 per month. Nevertheless, to remain enrolled in OOPA, you must make consistent payments. A late or missed payment may end your participation in the program.

Enroll online

The best way to apply for an OOPA is online:

  • Choose “Search for a property” from the “Property” panel on the Philadelphia Tax Center.
  • Enter your address and select “Search.” On the right side, you will see your property’s OPA number. Select it to access your property account.
  • Select “Apply for real estate assistance programs” to continue. On the next page, pick “Submit an Owner-Occupied Payment Agreement” and follow the prompts.

If you prefer, you can complete this application form and email it to payment.agreement@phila.gov. There is no application deadline for OOPA, but you must act now to prevent your balance from growing.

Paying now?

Paying your Real Estate Tax bill on time is very important. Revenue generated from property tax payments directly supports essential City services, such as the local school district, police, and fire departments.

If you’re ready to pay, select “Make a payment” under the “Payments” panel on the Philadelphia Tax Center’s home page. You don’t need a username or password. Paying with an eCheck is always free of processing charges. If you would like to pay your bill by phone, you can call (877) 309-3710 or mail a check with the payment voucher attached.