Office of Tax Claims
|Office of Tax Claims|
Montour County Administration Center
435 East Front Street
Danville, PA 17821
570.271.3006 - phone
570.271.3015 - fax
|How may we help you?|
Hours of Operation
|Monday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Closed weekends and holidays.|
About our Office
The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes that are turned over by all tax collectors and school districts located in Montour County. The Bureau operates under the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, Act 542 of 1947, as amended.
County/Municipal Real Estate tax bills are mailed out by each municipality’s tax collector on or before March 1st. School Real Estate tax bills are mailed by the school district on or before July 1st. If the taxes are not paid by December 31st (of the year the taxes became due and payable), the local tax collectors and school districts return all delinquent and uncollected taxes to the Montour County Tax Claim Bureau for further collection.
The Bureau sends out a “Notice of Claim” to notify each property owner with delinquent taxes that a claim has been entered against the property. The tax claim becomes “absolute” if it is not paid by December 31st of the year it was turned over to the Bureau.
The property owner then receives notice that the property will be advertised, posted and sold. If the tax due is not paid by June 30th (of the 2nd year after the original tax bill was issued), the property is advertised for the Upset Tax Sale.
The last opportunity for the taxpayer to pay the taxes due and avoid the upset sale is 4pm the last (business) day before the sale.