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Tax Office

Welcome to the Elizabethtown Area School District Tax Office web page. The Tax Office is located in the District's administrative offices (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022). Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Tax Office handles all inquiries related to taxpayer accounts. You can reach the Tax Office by calling (717) 367-1521 or emailing taxes@etownschools.org.

Tax Collection Period

The District mails Real Estate Tax Bills directly to property owners on July 1 of each year.  If you own a property in the Elizabethtown Area School District and do not receive your tax bill, please call the Tax Office at (717) 367-1521. Taxpayers have until December 31 of each year to pay their taxes. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent after December 31 of each year. The District turns delinquent taxes over to the Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau for collection. Taxpayers who pay their bill on or before August 31 of each year are entitled to a two percent (2%) discount on their bill. Additionally, the base amount is payable from September 1 to October 31 of each year. A ten percent (10%) penalty is already included on the bill if payment is received after November 1 of each year.

Interim Tax Bills

Throughout the year, interim tax bills are issued to all properties with new construction or improvements. Interims are issued after the Lancaster County Assessment Office assigns an assessed value to the property.

Tax Certification

When properties are sold or refinanced, the tax office provides tax certifications to settlement/mortgage companies. Certifications must be requested in writing by email, fax, or mail. Fee: $25.00 per parcel. Please make checks payable to the Elizabethtown Area School District. Information Required:

  • Name of the current owner
  • Property Address
  • Parcel Number
  • Municipality

The request and copy of the check may be emailed to taxes@etownschools.org; faxed to the tax office at (717) 361-7079; or mailed to 600 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  Requests are usually processed within 48 hours and will be either faxed back (if a return number is provided) or emailed.

Local School District Tax Code

Elizabethtown Area School District's local tax code identification number is 36240. This number is used on a taxpayer's local income tax return.

Tax Relief for Senior Citizens

Through the District’s S.E.R.V.E.S. program (Seniors Earning Rebates by Volunteering in Elizabethtown Schools), senior citizens can volunteer in various capacities to earn a discount on their taxes. CLICK HERE for more details.