Real Estate Taxes
*IMPORTANT 2021 TAX UPDATE*
Whitemarsh Township now contracts with Berkheimer to collect property taxes. The Township Finance Department will accept payments in-person; however, we can no longer provide a receipt. Those who desire a receipt should pay Berkheimer directly using one of the methods below:
Pay online – YOU MAY PAY ON LINE AT WWW.HAB-INC.COM BY CREDIT CARD, CHECKING OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT or VIA PHONE AT 866-225-8451 (a third party fee will apply) - Receipts can be requested online at:https://www.hab-inc.com/real-estate-tax-receipt-request-form/
Pay in-person at the Bridgeport office- 63 W. 4TH St, Bridgeport, PA 19405 (This office is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19).
Mail payments to: Berkheimer, PO BOX 25144, Lehigh Valley PA 18002-5144 - PLEASE NOTE! Taxpayers who want a paid receipt must include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope with their payment.
If you need a tax cert for 2021 taxes you can call Berkheimer at 610-599-3143 or you can request on the following website https://www.hab-inc.com/real-estate-tax-certification-request-form/
CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED!All owners of taxable real property in Whitemarsh Township are subject to a real estate tax each year.
There are 3 taxing jurisdictions to which Whitemarsh Township property owners pay real estate taxes: Whitemarsh Township, Colonial School District and Montgomery County. The real estate tax is based on a millage rate levied each year by the respective governing bodies of those jurisdictions. For example, the Whitemarsh Township real estate tax is set by the Township Board of Supervisors in December each year as part of the annual budget process: the School tax is set each spring by the Colonial School Board of Directors; and the County tax is set each December by the Montgomery County Commissioners.
The rates on which real estate taxes are paid are 2.3633 mills for Whitemarsh Township. One mill of real estate tax is equal to one dollar for each $1,000 of a property's assessed value. All real property in Montgomery County is assessed by the County's Board of Assessment at a rate of 100% of each property's assumed market value.
To calculate the real estate tax owed for a given year, multiply a property's assessed value by the millage rate (expressed as mills x 0.001). Thus, the owner of a property assessed at $200,000 would owe Whitemarsh Township $407 ($200,000 x 0.0023633).
Tax Discounts & Penalties
Residents who pay their current year's Township and County Real Estate Taxes by April 30 receive a 2% discount, while township and county taxes paid after June 30 are subject to a 10% penalty. If a Whitemarsh Township property owner does not pay their township and county taxes by December 31 of the year, these delinquent tax accounts are turned over to the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau and subject to lien. Taxes paid after December 31 of the year may be subject to an additional 5% fee, pursuant to County, Municipal, and School District Ordinances or Resolutions.
Keep in mind that the Colonial School District's Real Estate Taxes are due to the Colonial School District. For information on where to pay, call Elite Revenue Solutions at 484-681-9231.
616 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Berkheimer - Bridgeport Office
Hours: 9:00AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM-4:00PM
62 West 4th Street
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Real Estate Tax Payments
P.O. Box 25144
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-5144
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2021 REAL ESTATE TAX BILL DUE DATES:
The last day for Discount Period payments for 2021 County and Township Real Estate Tax will be on Friday April 30, 2021. Payments not made on or before April 30, 2021 will not be eligible for the 2% discount.
Payments received or postmarked after April 30, 2021 will be applied to the face period and must satisfy the face period amount . Payments can be made one of three ways: By-mail, online, or in-person. Please note, in-person payments should be made at the Berkheimer office in Bridgeport. The Township Building can accept payments, but cannot provide a receipt.
If payments are made by mail, the payment must be post marked by midnight April 30, 2021 in order to receive the discount.