Real Estate Tax
The Board of Supervisors approves the real estate millage for the Township as part of the annual budget. The 2017 millage is:
- 2.02 mills for General Purpose
- 0.73 mills for Debt Service
- 0.40 mills for Fire Protection
- 0.05 mills for Fire Hydrant (if applicable. Levied if a house is located within 780 feet of a fire hydrant)
Even though the other entities have approved substantial increases over the past several years and Whitpain has not, the Township still maintains the fifth lowest local tax rate in the county.
Whitpain business owners and shoppers also benefit from not paying business privilege taxes or a mercantile tax like those in many of our neighboring communities.
The annual Real Estate Tax Bill for the Wissahickon School District will be mailed around July 1st each year. The annual Real Estate Tax Bill for Montgomery County and Whitpain Township will be mailed around March 1st each year. Real estate taxes are based on the assessed value determined by the Montgomery County Board of Assessments. Appeals for reassessment must be made directly to the Montgomery County Board of Assessments.
Bob McDugall is the Township’s real estate tax collector. The tax collector’s office is in the rear of the Township Building and is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Real Estate Tax Collector has extended hours on the following dates each year:
- April 30th
- June 30th
- August 31st
- October 31st
During the final weeks for payment, hours will be extended. The schedule for these weeks will be available on the office telephone recording. Real estate tax bills may be paid in person at TD Bank on Swede Road.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call the tax collector’s office at 610-275-7355.
Tax Collector's Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 237
Blue Bell, PA 19422