Commissioners Offer Interest-Free Grace Period for Property Owners with Delinquent Taxes


The Dauphin County Commissioners are offering an interest-free grace period to all property owners with 2020 delinquent property taxes.

Approximately 10,000 first-class letters, which include a breakdown of taxes owed and costs for properties, will be mailed mid-February to property owners with unpaid 2020 real property taxes.

“The waivers increase our collections while also reducing mailing costs,” Commissioner Chair Jeff Haste said.

Property owners must pay their taxes in full by March 31 to take advantage of the program.

“This program not only quickly resolves many of our claims; it also helps taxpayers,” Commissioner Mike Pries said. “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.”

In 2020, Dauphin County’s Tax Claim Bureau issued about 10,000 letters to property owners with 2019 delinquent taxes and collected $27,470 in library taxes, $726,915 in municipal taxes, $2,081,553 in school taxes, and $596,950 in county taxes.

“We understand property owners can misplace or mistakenly assume their taxes were already paid,” Commissioner George Hartwick III said. “An interest-free grace period gives them another chance to pay.”

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 and enter “tax claim” in the search feature.

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