Real Estate Taxes

School District Tax Bills Delayed

Garnet Valley School District tax bills, usually mailed out on July 1st, have been delayed due to an issue with Delaware County’s bill printer.

Tax bills are expected to be mailed out the week of July 10.

In Concord Township, property owners receive three different real estate tax bills each year.  Concord Township and Delaware County tax bills are mailed in February. Garnet Valley School District tax bills are mailed in July.  Real estate taxes are based on a millage rate which is determined by each of these governing bodies each year.

In 2017, the millage rate for Concord Township is 0.944 mills.  Delaware County’s tax rate is 5.604 mills.  Garnet Valley School District’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 and the millage rate for this period is 31.0063.

Click below for specific Tax Structure:

2017 Concord Township Tax Structure

Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the local millage rate (property tax rate) by 1/1000th of the assessed value of the property.  To calculate, take your ASSESSED value and divide by 1000, then multiply by the millage rate.

*Please note:  Property assessments are set by the County.*

Sample Calculation of Concord Township tax:

If your home is assessed at $150,000:
$150,000 ÷ 1000 = 150 x 0.944 = $141.60


Tax Collection

Elected Tax Collector:  Lisa C. Dort
Deputy Tax Collector:   Lou Girolami
                                     610-496-6462
                                     taxcollector@concordtownship.org

Lou Girolami, the Deputy Tax Collector, is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of Concord Township Real Estate Taxes.  All tax related calls, questions and inquires should be directed to Mr. Girolami.

Please note that neither the Elected Tax Collector nor the Deputy Tax Collector work from the Concord Township office.

To pay your real estate taxes in person, please refer to the information listed on your tax bill.

How to Make a Tax Payment

There are several ways to make payment of your Concord Township and
Garnet Valley School District taxes.  They are as follows:

  1. Mail your check and tax bill to the TD address indicated on your bill.  Checks sent to TD Bank without a tax bill will be rejected and delays in posting will be encountered.
  2. Hand deliver your check and tax bill to the Deputy Tax Collector on any of the dates indicated on the tax bill.
  3. Place your check and tax bill in a sealed envelope and drop in the lockbox located in the Township Building lobby during the township’s normal business hours.
  4. Mail your check with tax bill to:  Deputy Tax Collector, 43 Thornton Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342.
  5. Make an appointment to drop off your payment to the Deputy Tax Collector. Allow a minimum of 3 days advanced notice.

Concord Township staff
cannot offer any assistance with real estate tax payments.

 

Acceptable means of payment:

  1. Check payable to Concord Township or Garnet Valley School District (in payment of Township or School taxes respectively).
  2. Electronic check: the account field must reflect the folio number that appears on the tax bill.  Account fields reflecting anything other than folio number will be rejected.

*ELECTRONIC CHECKS ARE NOT TO BE SENT TO TD BANK.*
THEY WILL BE REJECTED.

*Electronic checks are not to be used to pay township taxes, school interim taxes or school installment taxes.*

*Cash and credit cards are not accepted.*

 

How to obtain a paid receipt:

  1. When mailing your payment or depositing payment in the lockbox located in the township lobby, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the original and copy of the tax bill.  The copy will be stamped and returned to you.  You will need to make a copy of school installment bills and all interim bills.
  2. Make your payment in person on any date indicated on the tax bill.
Request for Tax Certifications and Duplicate Bills
Resolution No. 09-2017

Taxing and escrow agencies requesting tax certs or duplicate bills must fax their request to 610-459-8917 with a copy of their check payable to “Concord Township“.  The request should clearly state the year(s) and jurisdiction (township and/or school).  The fee is $20 per year for each jurisdiction.  The request must also contain the e-mail address where the tax certification or duplicate bill will be sent. Tax certifications and duplicate bills will not be faxed or mailed.

The fee for rush orders, where a turnaround is desired within 72 hours of the request, is $50 per year for each jurisdiction.  In addition, copies of the request and payment check should be emailed to: taxcollector@concordtownship.org.

Fees should be remitted in a check separate from the tax payments and should be mailed to:

Concord Township
43 Thornton Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

The Delaware County Treasurer should be contacted for any County tax certifications or County duplicate bill requests.


Concord Township Billing Information

Township taxes are billed February 1 of each year.
2017 Township Real Estate Tax Collection

  • If paid on or before March 31, a 2% discount will apply.
  • If paid between April 1 and May 31, the face amount is due.
  • If paid after May 31 and before December 31, a 10% penalty will apply.

After December 31, the year is closed and all unpaid taxes are filed with the Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau and will be subject to a filing fee and additional interest and must be paid to the County Tax Claim Bureau.

Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau
Government Center Building
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
610-891-4284
http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/treasurer/taxclaim.html


Delaware County Billing Information
County taxes are billed February 1 of each year and are collected by the County of Delaware.

Delaware County Tax Office
Government Center Building
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
610-891-4280
http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/treasurer/st.html

Garnet Valley School District Billing Information
School District taxes are billed July 1 of each year.
2017-18 School District Real Estate Tax Collection 

For more information, see your school district tax bill, call the Deputy Tax Collector or visit
Garnet Valley School District’s website:  www.garnetvalleyschools.com
Please do not contact the township office for school district tax information.

School District real estate tax payments
will
not be accepted by Concord Township employees.