Tax Claim

Tax-Window-2006Holly Martz
Dauphin County Administration Building
2 South Second Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Phone: (717) 780-6125
Email: taxclaim@dauphinc.org

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Payments accepted until 4:00 PM

All Tax Assessment and Tax Claim Bureau information continues to be available at https://www.dauphincounty.org/services/property_and_taxes/index.php.

THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT INCLUDE: CASHIERS CHECK, MONEY ORDER, CREDIT CARDS (2.5% FEE), AND VISA DEBIT ($3.95 FEE).

Personal and business checks accepted for a limited time.

Photo ID required for credit card and debit payments.


UPSET 2020 TAX SALE WILL BE HELD ONLINE DECEMBER 14, 2020
BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM

  • THE AUCTION WILL BE CLOSED AT 12:00  PM.
  • THE WEBSITE HOSTING THE AUCTION IS WWW.LANERYANAUCTIONS.COM.
  • REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2020 TO DECEMBER 9, 2020 ON WWW.LANERYANAUCTIONS.COM
    • A CREDIT CARD AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION
    • NO PERSON WITH DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTY TAX MAY REGISTER TO BID AT THE SALE
      • THE BUREAU WILL SCREEN BIDDERS FOR DELINQUENT TAX
  • SEE LINK BELOW FOR SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SALE
  • UPSET 2020 SALE LIST

 
PAYMENT OF 2018 TAX TO REMOVE A PROPERTY FROM THE 2020 UPSET TAX SALE
MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU

BEFORE 4 PM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020

NO EXCEPTIONS

NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE SALE

  • METHODS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED ARE CERTIFIED CHECK, MONEY ORDER, VISA DEBIT ($3.95 FEE) OR CREDIT CARD (2.5%)
  • NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED
2020 Upset Sale Conditions for the Public 
2020 Upset Spanish Supplemental Terms-Cond public
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THE JUDICIAL SALE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 3 IS CANCELLED  
THE JUDICIAL 2020 TAX SALE WILL BE CONTINUED TO NEXT SPRING WITH THE JUDICIAL 2021 TAX SALE

THE REPOSITORY AUCTION WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL 2021.
FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED IN JANUARY 2021.

If you need to submit payments, there is a drop box outside, to the left of the main entrance of the building.

The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for the collection of all delinquent real property taxes on behalf of the County, municipalities, and school districts located in Dauphin County. (Steelton-Highspire School District delinquent real property tax is collected by Portnoff Law Associates beginning with the 2018 tax.) In this statutory collection process, the Bureau receives unpaid accounts from the 39 municipalities, via tax collectors and/or treasurers within Dauphin County, provides statutorily mandated notices to owners, and administers Upset Tax Sales, Judicial Tax Sales, bankruptcies, and the repository of unsold properties. (Steelton Borough delinquent real property tax is collected by Portnoff Law Associates beginning with the 2018 tax.) The Bureau also provides various tax certifications regarding paid and unpaid delinquent taxes as requested.

Tax Certification
A tax certification is an official document produced on Tax Claim Bureau letterhead stating whether there are or are not delinquent real estate taxes due on a parcel.
A tax claim statement accompanies this document, which reflects the amount of delinquent taxes owed on that parcel as of the certificate date. If no delinquent taxes are due, the claim statement will reflect that information.
The cost for a tax certification is $15 per parcel.

Tax Sale Abstract
A Tax Sale Abstract is an official document produced by the Tax Claim Bureau after the tax sale of a parcel. An abstract includes the date and type of sale, owners name(s), sale notice dates and type of service, posting and advertisement dates and the purchasers name(s).
An Upset Sale Abstract provides information regarding the notification and type of service to owner(s) and co-owner(s).
A Judicial Sale Abstract provides the same information as the Upset Sale Abstract, as well as lien holder(s) and type of service of sale notification.
A Repository Sale Abstract provides the same information as Judicial Sale Abstracts.
The cost for a tax sale abstract is $25 per parcel, per sale.

Process For Payment of Delinquent Tax

INTEREST CANNOT BE ADJUSTED FOR OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE CREDIT CARD/DEBIT PAYMENTS DURING THE INTEREST-FREE GRACE PERIOD.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS IF PAID OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE CREDIT OR DEBIT

Process For Payment of 2019 Delinquent Real Property Tax

2018-2019 Real Property Tax for Steelton-Highspire School District will be collected by Portnoff Law Associates – this includes districts 30, 57, 58, 59, 60, and 61.

2018-2019 Real Property Tax for Steelton Borough will be collected by Portnoff Law Associates – this includes districts 57, 58, 59, 60, and 61.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PORTNOFF COLLECTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THEM AT 866-211-9466. 

EFFECTED IMMEDIATELY THE MINIMUM BID REQUIREMENT AMOUNT FOR REPOSITORY AND JUDICIAL SALES WILL BE INCREASED TO $1,000.00

Online Information:

Delinquent Tax File
Judicial Sale
Repository Sale 
Tax District Numbers
Upset Sale
Steelton-Highspire School District delinquent real property tax is collected by Portnoff Law Associates beginning with the 2018 tax