Carol Downs Brady
The York City Treasurer is a part-time elective position responsible for the oversight of the York City Treasurer’s Office. The office is responsible for the collection of real estate taxes totaling ̴$60 million dollars annually for York City, York County and the York City School District as well as the collection of the York City Business Improvement District Assessment.
Our goal is to provide the residents and property owners of the City of York with knowledgeable, accurate, friendly and responsive tax collection and accounting services. Furthermore, we are committed to performing the wide array services we provide in an economical, efficient and professional manner.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide top-notch customer service.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date contact and property information for all parcels located in the City of York.
- Work with City Departments to ensure that all funds received by the City are reconciled and deposited in the proper accounts as quickly as possible to meet the City’s ongoing cash needs.
- Prepare, mail and collect Municipal, County and School property taxes. Record, post, reconcile and deposit all receipts on a daily basis. Prepare daily, monthly and annual reports as required by the three taxing entities.
- Provide billing information to Downtown, Inc. related to the Downtown Business Improvement District Assessment. Collect and furnish accounting summaries on a weekly basis.
- Serve as the source of real estate tax information for the residents and property owners of the City of York as well as for the community at large.
- Administer special tax programs including the Residential Tax Abatement Program (RETAP) and the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement (LERTA).
- Administer the York City Homestead Exclusion for the York City School District.
- Administer the Fire Escrow Program (Act 98) for the City of York.
- Provide documentation to law offices, settlement companies, banks, mortgage companies, governmental agencies and individuals for real estate sales, name and address changes, income taxes, grant applications and tax abatement programs.
- Interpret and enforce all state laws and county and city ordinances pertaining to the City Treasurer’s Office.
- Prepare annual budget for the Treasurer’s Office and data for the annual audits of the three taxing entities.
The Treasurer’s Office is not authorized to collect delinquent taxes (prior years) or to provide answers to specific questions concerning delinquent taxes. Inquiries concerning delinquent taxes should be addressed to the York County Tax Claim Office located at 28 E Market Street in Downtown York. You may also contact their office by phone at (717) 771-9205.