Pay your 2022 property tax before March 31 | Department of Revenue

It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t paid your 2022 Philadelphia property tax, be sure to do so by March 31. Failure to meet this deadline will result in additional charges to your account balance, including interest. Eventually, the City will file a lien on your property and may begin the process of selling your home at a Sheriff’s Sale.

Paying is easy

The Ministry of Revenue offers a range of payment options:

You can easily pay in line using our property tax search website. Please continue to use this website to check your account balance and pay your bills until October of this year. This tax will be available at the Philadelphia Tax Center after this date.

If you prefer to pay by telephone, please call (877) 309-3710. You can also pay in person at the Municipal Services Building (MSB) downtown, across from City Hall, or by email.

If paying by mail, please send your payment and a coupon to:

Philadelphia Department of Revenue
Box 8409
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8409

We do not accept photocopies of invoices. Please send originals if paying by post. Also, if you want to pay in person, we recommend that you make an appointment before you show up. You can make an appointment online or by phone by calling (215) 686-6442—select option #3.

This year’s real estate invoices started arriving in the mail in December 2021. If yours is lost, we can provide you with a copy or you can print your own copy online.

Stay in the know

If you cannot pay your bill in full and on time, help is available. Call (215) 686-6442 and ask about our Homeowner Payment Agreement (OOPA) program. This program allows homeowners to make affordable monthly payments on back taxes. You don’t need a down payment and your monthly payment could be as low as $0.

You can apply for OOPA at any time. The application process is very simple – just download and complete this form. You can either:

  • E-mail the completed form at [email protected]accompanied by supporting documents,
  • give it back in person at the MSB, or
  • To post to :

City of Philadelphia
Ministry of Revenue, Taxpayer Services
Box 53250
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105

Our installment program also helps seniors and low-income families pay their bills in monthly installments. But you need to act fast because March 31 is also the deadline to apply for the 2022 Phased Real Estate Plan.

Help is also available for veterans. Simply call (215) 686-6442 and ask about our property tax relief programs. We can always offer you a deal if you don’t live in your home and need help with a payment plan.

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Penny D. Jackson