Tax Office

  • Elizabethtown Area School District 2018-19 Real Estate Tax Bills will be mailed directly to property owners the first week of July 2018.  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.
     
    2018/19 Tax Millage Rate: 16.6063 
     
    Welcome to the Elizabethtown Area School District Tax Office web page. In this section, you will find information dedicated to providing quick and efficient service to the taxpayers of the district. 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. The Tax Office can be reached by calling (717) 367-1521 or taxes@etownschools.org.

    Tax Collection
    Property taxes are collected by Elizabethtown Area School District. The tax office mails tax bills the first week of July, and the taxpayers have until the following December 31 to pay their taxes. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent after December 31 and will be turned over to the Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau for collection.

    Payment Terms
    Taxpayers who pay their bill on or before August 31 are entitled to a two percent (2%) discount on their bill. Additionally, the base amount is payable from September 1 to October 31, while a ten percent (10%) penalty is already included on the bill if payment is received after October 31.

    Installment Payment
    All property owners have the opportunity to make installment payments in three (3) installments on the base amount.  The first installment payment shall be 50% of the base amount, the second and the third installment payments shall be 25% of the base amount.  You may pay the first payment as indicated on the tax bill by August 31. Second and third coupons will be mailed to you around the third week in September for payments due October 31, and December 31.  Payment of the first installment received on or before the due date will indicate your enrollment in the District's Installment Payment Plan.  See tax bill for full terms and conditions of this payment plan.
     
    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.

    Where to Pay
    Taxpayers may pay their bill by mail or in person at BB&T Bank located in Elizabethtown, 143 S. Market Street.  To pay by mail, you should mail the bill along with a check made payable to Elizabethtown Area School District to PO Box 37830, Baltimore, MD, 21297-7830.  The US Post Office postmark will determine the date of payment.  Only full payments will be accepted unless you enroll in the Installment Payment Plan. Incorrect amounts or late postmarks will be returned to the sender.  If you desire a paid receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the entire bill with your payment.
     
    Tax Certification
    The tax office provides tax certifications to settlement/mortgage companies when properties are sold or refinanced.   Certifications must be requested in writing by fax or mail.  Fee: $25.00 per parcel.  Please make checks payable to the Elizabethtown Area School District.
     
    Information Required:

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

     
    The request and copy of the check may be faxed to the tax office at (717) 361-7079 or mailed to 600 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  Requests are usually processed within 24 hours and will be either faxed back (if number is provided) or mailed back if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the request.
     
    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.