Real Estate Tax Bill Information
2012-2013 Millage Rate
The difference in millage between municipalities is due to the Delaware County Community College contribution.
To receive the Homestead/Farmstead exclusion, and to be eligible for installment payments for the tax years beginning July 1, the Homestead/Farmstead application must be filed with the County by March 1. Applications, once approved, are good for a minimum of three years. Approved Homestead/Farmstead applications are the basis for any tax relief gambling funds from the state. Credits are not issued to homeowners without approved applications.
To receive a Homestead/Farmstead application, please contact Janice Geraghty at 610-892-3470 ext. 1306 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you receive the application, fill it out and return it to:
Delaware County Board of Assessment – Homestead Coordinator
Courthouse & Government Center
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Only taxpayers who have filed the Homestead/Farmstead application and have been approved are eligible to make installment payments. The installments are paid in three equal payments due on August 31, September 30, and October 31. Installment payments are based on the face amount due. If the first installment is not paid by August 31, the taxpayer is not eligible to participate in the installment payment plan. If the second or third installment is paid after the due date, a 10% penalty will be applied to each late installment payment.
Instructions for Tax Bill Corrections
Each February, all unpaid real estate taxes are forwarded to the Delaware County Courthouse for further collection. For interim bills issued, please contact the tax office for the date the tax bill will be remitted to the County. For any questions or to make payments after the taxes are turned over to the County, please contact the Tax Claim Bureau at 610-891-4293.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
To qualify for this program:
Please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue toll free by calling 1-888-222-9190. To order rebate forms, call 1-800-362-2050.
Information related to Delaware County real estate parcels, assessment appeals information, etc., is available online at the Delaware County web site http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/.
Per Capita Tax Information
If you have additional questions, please call the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District's Tax Office at 610-892-3470 ext. 1306.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
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