HARRISBURG, PA (February 7, 2017) – Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike
Pries and George P. Hartwick, III are offering an interest-free grace period to
all property owners with 2016 delinquent property taxes.
“In some cases, property owners misplace their
tax bills or mistakenly assume their mortgage company already paid their
taxes,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county Tax Claim Bureau. “This
interest-free grace period gives property owners another chance to pay their
Approximately 11,000 first-class letters,
which include a breakdown of taxes owed and costs for properties, will be
mailed mid-February to property owners with unpaid 2016 real property taxes.
“By waiving the interest period, we increase
collections and reduce our mailing costs,” said Haste. “This is another way
that we keep revenues coming in and costs from going up.”
Property owners must pay their taxes in full
by March 31, 2017 to take advantage of the program.
“This program not only quickly resolves many
of our claims, but it also helps taxpayers,” said Pries. “Our goal is to make
the tax-paying process easier for those who are trying to pay their bills and
get back on their feet.”
For more information about the interest-free
grace period or delinquent property taxes, please contact the county’s Tax
Claim Bureau at 717-780-6125 or visit www.DauphinCounty.org and enter “tax claim” in
the search feature.