• Tax Information


    To limit contact and maintain social distancing, it is recommended that taxes be paid by mail or in the tax drop box located at the District Office entrance at the end of the Strath Haven Middle School across from the bridge to the High School.  However, should you wish to make payment in person, you can enter the building at the District Office entrance and come up the stairs to the tax office window.  You must wear a mask while you are on-site.  You will not be able to enter the District Offices or the Strath Haven Middle School.  Your tax payment will be processed at that tax office window.  If other taxpayers are present, you will be required to maintain the 6 foot social distancing.


    Thank you for your cooperation.


    The District offers the opportunity to pay by credit card.

    This service offered by Official Payments charges an administration fee.

    2.78% with a minimum of $4.15 for credit card.

    1.05% with a minimum of $1.05 for debit card.

     To Pay by credit card click here


    Tax Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday

    Real Estate Tax Bill Information
    • The District's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
    • Real estate tax bills are issued July 1 of each year. If you do not receive your tax bill by July 15, please call 610-892-3470 ext. 1306 or email jgeraghty@wssd.org
    • Interim bills are issued based on notification of changes to property assessments received by the District from the County.
    • Wallingford-Swarthmore School District includes detailed instructions on each tax bill. If, after reviewing these instructions, you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 610-892-3470 ext. 1306 or e-mail jgeraghty@wssd.org
    • The postmark on the tax payment envelope must be a USPS postmark (not a mail machine postmark) stamped on or before the due date for the amount being paid. If you are mailing your payment close to the due date, the only way to guarantee the official postmark is to go to your local post office and ask to have the envelope hand stamped.
    • Failure to receive a bill does not entitle owner to discount or remission of penalty on taxes.



    Tax Periods


    Discount period: July 1st - September 15th

    Face period: Septermber 16th - November 30th

    Penalty period: December 1st - December 31st


    Installment Payments
    The installments are paid in three equal payments due on September 10th, November 20th, and January 29th. Installment payments are based on the face amount due. If the first installment is not paid by September 10th, 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.

    2020-2021 Millage Rate
    • Nether Providence and Rose Valley 48.3654   
    • Swarthmore and Rutledge 48.8121 

     The difference in millage between municipalities is due to the Delaware County Community College contribution.


    To receive the Homestead/Farmstead exclusion, 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 jgeraghty@wssd.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

    Duplicate Bills
    • To receive a duplicate tax bill, please call the Tax Office at 610-892-3470 ext. 1306 or e-mail jgeraghty@wssd.org.



    Instructions for Tax Bill Corrections
    • If the owners' name is incorrect due to misspelling, please call the Board of Assessment for further information.
    • If you would like to remove a deceased owner's name from the tax bill you have two options:
      • Fax a signed request with a copy of the death certificate to the Board of Assessment Office at 610-891-4883
      • Mail a signed request with a copy of the death certificate to:
                               Delaware County Courthouse
                               Attn: Assessment Office
                               Goverment Center Building
                               201 West Front Street
                               Media, PA  19063
    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:

    • You or your spouse must be 65 or over, or permanently disabled and under 65, or a widow or widower over age 50
    • You must have paid your tax and have proof of payment.

    Please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue toll free by calling 1-888-222-9190.  To order rebate forms, call 1-800-362-2050 http://www.revenue.pa.gov

     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
    • Per Capita tax bills for the new year are issued July 1 of each year.
    • Per Capita tax is $15 for the following municipalities: Swarthmore, Rutledge, and Rose Valley.
    • Per Capita tax for Nether Providence residents is $15 ($10 for the School District and $5 collected on behalf of Nether Providence Township).
    • To be exonerated from paying this tax, you must meet one of the following requirements:
      • Your taxable income is less than $10,000.00 for individuals or $20,000.00 for married couples.
      • You are under 18 years of age.
      • You are no longer a resident of Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
    Each January, all unpaid per capita taxes are forwarded to Berkheimer Associates for further collection. For any questions or to make payments after the taxes are turned over to Berkheimer, please contact Berkheimer at 1-800-360-8989.

    If you have additional questions, please call the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District's Tax Office at 610-892-3470 ext. 1306.

    Tax Certifications
    • Our tax certifications are $50.00.
    • You get the current year and two (2) prior years.
    • You can make the check payable to and mail it to:
                   Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
                                    Attn: Tax Office
                                200 S. Providence Rd.
                               Wallingford, PA 19086

    You must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.