Understanding Pennsylvania Property Taxes

Overview of Pennsylvania Taxes

Pennsylvania collects a total of $125,494,116,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $19,567,354,000 comes from property taxes, or 15.6% of total revenue. As a result, Pennsylvania has the 12th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 38.2% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Pennsylvania is $202,534, meaning the average Pennsylvania homeowner pays 1.47% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $14.71 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Pennsylvania's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Pennsylvania, there are important constants. Pennsylvania's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, varies by locality. Pennsylvania property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, varies by locality. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

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If you are are a current homeowner in Pennsylvania or are looking at buying a specific property in Pennsylvania, check out our Pennsylvania Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

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Property Tax Information for Pennsylvania Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Pennsylvania.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adams County $215,790 $2,806 $13.00
Allegheny County $161,258 $3,200 $19.80
Armstrong County $116,028 $1,955 $16.90
Beaver County $137,893 $2,222 $16.10
Bedford County $140,963 $1,295 $9.20
Berks County $189,016 $3,627 $19.20
Blair County $135,590 $1,437 $10.60
Bradford County $158,779 $1,806 $11.40
Bucks County $348,663 $4,941 $14.20
Butler County $206,791 $2,524 $12.20
Cambria County $112,775 $1,537 $13.60
Cameron County $90,339 $1,529 $16.90
Carbon County $161,794 $2,699 $16.70
Centre County $219,415 $2,738 $12.50
Chester County $373,848 $5,066 $13.60
Clarion County $142,575 $1,431 $10.00
Clearfield County $107,476 $1,471 $13.70
Clinton County $130,598 $1,726 $13.20
Columbia County $157,172 $1,692 $10.80
Crawford County $128,259 $2,001 $15.60
Cumberland County $214,677 $2,507 $11.70
Dauphin County $177,065 $2,825 $16.00
Delaware County $276,588 $4,837 $17.50
Elk County $114,194 $1,624 $14.20
Erie County $140,634 $2,374 $16.90
Fayette County $110,837 $1,346 $12.10
Forest County $105,278 $1,124 $10.70
Franklin County $190,532 $2,153 $11.30
Fulton County $177,002 $1,898 $10.70
Greene County $118,132 $1,789 $15.10
Huntingdon County $142,421 $1,337 $9.40
Indiana County $140,040 $2,012 $14.40
Jefferson County $117,979 $1,362 $11.50
Juniata County $172,456 $1,711 $9.90
Lackawanna County $167,208 $2,384 $14.30
Lancaster County $215,841 $3,139 $14.50
Lawrence County $123,746 $1,753 $14.20
Lebanon County $196,223 $2,564 $13.10
Lehigh County $217,072 $3,673 $16.90
Luzerne County $146,762 $2,196 $15.00
Lycoming County $153,248 $2,063 $13.50
McKean County $91,146 $1,476 $16.20
Mercer County $132,987 $1,765 $13.30
Mifflin County $123,928 $1,769 $14.30
Monroe County $200,187 $4,417 $22.10
Montgomery County $334,782 $4,838 $14.50
Montour County $182,099 $1,926 $10.60
Northampton County $227,592 $3,940 $17.30
Northumberland County $122,691 $1,463 $11.90
Perry County $173,697 $2,193 $12.60
Philadelphia County $177,534 $1,676 $9.40
Pike County $208,773 $3,055 $14.60
Potter County $130,109 $1,672 $12.80
Schuylkill County $122,859 $1,881 $15.30
Snyder County $159,041 $1,849 $11.60
Somerset County $128,104 $1,444 $11.30
Sullivan County $183,685 $1,654 $9.00
Susquehanna County $174,736 $2,007 $11.50
Tioga County $153,928 $1,978 $12.90
Union County $183,318 $2,409 $13.10
Venango County $102,399 $1,550 $15.10
Warren County $111,360 $1,620 $14.60
Washington County $173,398 $2,149 $12.40
Wayne County $213,996 $2,450 $11.40
Westmoreland County $157,211 $2,332 $14.80
Wyoming County $204,797 $2,324 $11.40
York County $191,224 $3,205 $16.80

Want to learn more about Pennsylvania property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adams County Allegheny County Armstrong County
Beaver County Bedford County Berks County
Blair County Bradford County Bucks County
Butler County Cambria County Cameron County
Carbon County Centre County Chester County
Clarion County Clearfield County Clinton County
Columbia County Crawford County Cumberland County
Dauphin County Delaware County Elk County
Erie County Fayette County Forest County
Franklin County Fulton County Greene County
Huntingdon County Indiana County Jefferson County
Juniata County Lackawanna County Lancaster County
Lawrence County Lebanon County Lehigh County
Luzerne County Lycoming County McKean County
Mercer County Mifflin County Monroe County
Montgomery County Montour County Northampton County
Northumberland County Perry County Philadelphia County
Pike County Potter County Schuylkill County
Snyder County Somerset County Sullivan County
Susquehanna County Tioga County Union County
Venango County Warren County Washington County
Wayne County Westmoreland County Wyoming County
York County

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