Property Tax Estimation
You can get a general idea of what the property taxes will be on a specific property by looking up the information on the York County Website (www.yorkcountypa.gov)
Click Button Below & Select Real Estate Assessment DataVisit Page
First READ and agree to the Disclaimer. You can now enter either the parcel number, owner name or property address. The parcel number will result in the most specific and the most reliable search. If you choose to use owner name, enter the last name first then the first name with no comma in-between. If you enter the property address, remember some street addresses require an N, E, S, or W before the street name. Click “Search” and then click “Detail” located to the right of the appropriate entry.
You will now see the assessed values and even a calculation of the city, county and school taxes. However to check this calculation you must go back to the County website and again click through until you see “Millage Rates” under Assessment Information. Convert these millage rates to their decimal equivalents to make the calculations easier. To do so, multiply the millage rates by .001. Then multiply the total assessed value by the different millage rates and you will have the property tax amounts.
Calculating taxes for properties participating in either the Residential Tax Abatement Program (ReTAP) or the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement program (LERTA) is more complicated since the assessed value of the property used to calculate the real estate tax may change each year. The City Treasurer’s Office can help you understand how your participation in these tax abatement programs will affect your annual property taxes.
Calculating school taxes can be further complicated should the property meet the qualifications and receive a Homestead Exclusion. This exclusion will reduce the assessed value of the property by a given amount thereby reducing your school property taxes. The amount of the exclusion changes each year.
Also remember that the assessed value of a property is subject to change should the property be improved or deteriorate for some reason. These changes can become effective at any time during the tax year and may result in an interim bill, a revised bill or, if your taxes have already been paid, a refund.