Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tax Claim Bureau


Central Collections Office

 General Information

Office Phone Numbers

  • Current Year Tax Collection                                   (570)  327-2274
  • Delinquent Tax Information                                     (570) 327-2274
  • Delinquent Tax Payment Agreement Info               (570) 327-2274
  • Criminal Cost & Fines Information                          (570) 327-2272
  • FAX NUMBER - Delinquent Tax/Current Year      (570) 327-6760

Contact us with any general questions at taxclaim@lyco.org 


Now available - Online Delinquent Tax Lien Certificate - Click 

Payment of Online Convenience Fee Required for online credit card payments



A convenience fee of 2.49% (minimum of $ 1.95) of the payment amount or $3.95 for personal Visa debit cards is charged by Value Payment Systems for using this service. An additional software fee of $1.00 is also charged for using this service.

All Tax Payments require a WEB ID that is printed on your real estate tax bill or Delinquent Tax Notice.

Lycoming County currently accepts online payments for Delinquent Real Estate taxes in all 76 taxing districts throughout Lycoming County.

                                            2015 Tax Payment Info

Current Year Tax Payments can only be made for those taxing districts collected by the Lycoming County Tax Collection Office. 

For a Complete listing of Taxing Districts collected by Lycoming County Tax Collection Office -  Click    


Payment of Online Convenience Fee Required for online credit card payments

                            New Option -

For Current Year and/or Delinquent Tax Balance - Click -

(Requires Subscription to service with associated fees)


Payment of  Criminal Cost & Fines to Lycoming County Onlline   



Payment of Real Estate Taxes



                          Taxes must be made payable to the following:

Delinquent Taxes                                             Current Year Taxes

Tax Claim Bureau                                              Tax Collection Office
48 West Third                                                     48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA  17701                                   Williamsport, PA  17701

Note:  Current Year Tax Figures requiring certification require a duplicate bill fee of $10.00 fee per parcel/map number - This office will not process faxed requests with out pre-payment of the required fee.  Requests for figures may be sent to the address listed at the bottom of this web page.



                         2015 Township/Borough Real Estate Tax Information

                        2015 Township/Borough/School district millage rates -  (updated July 2015)

                        2015 Information on elected Tax Collectors, click 


  Thomas D. Heap - Tax Claim Director


The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collecting delinquent real estate taxes for the 7 school districts and the 60 townships/boroughs located throughout Lycoming County. 

All real estate taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by December 31st of the current year.  Any unpaid taxes are returned to the Tax Claim Bureau during the month of January are assessed with a filing fee of $15.00 per tax returned.  Interest begins to accrue in February at a rate of 9% annually.  The Tax Claim Bureau conducts two regular tax sales each year. UPSET TAX SALES are held during the month of September and JUDICIAL SALES are held in October of each year.

Delinquent real estate taxes may be paid to the bureau at any time prior to the 2nd year of delinquency. For up-to-date delinquent amounts due - please call (570) 327-2274 or e-mail your inquiries to taxclaim@lyco.org.

Note:  Delinquent Tax Figures requiring certification require a $10.00 fee per parcel/ map number - This office will not process faxed requests without pre-payment of the required fee.  Requests for figures may be sent to the address listed at the bottom of this web page.

The County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau makes no representations, guarantees, nor warranty on any properties sold during tax sales.  The Bureau also does not give legal advice concerning delinquent tax issues. 

Upset Tax Sales

Upset Tax Sales are conducted for the purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes owed on any properties in Lycoming County and are held during the month of September of each year.

NEXT SCHEDULED UPSET TAX SALE - SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 - 10:00 A.M. - List To be made public August 3, 2015.

2014 Upset Tax Sale - List of Properties Not Sold - Click     

2014 Upset Tax Sale - List of Properties Sold - Click     



                                                          Judicial Tax Sales

Judicial sales are conducted for properties not sold at the September upset sale.  Judicial Sales are ordered by the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas and is sometimes referred to as the “Free & Clear” sales since all tax and municipal liens are discharged as well as mortgages and other filed liens.   In Lycoming County, Judicial Tax Sales are normally held in October of the following year after scheduled Upset Tax Sale.

NEXT SCHEDULED JUDICIAL TAX SALE - SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 - 1:30 P.M. - List To be made public August 3, 2015.


Repository Sale List

Effective April 1, 2014 - Minimum Bid Now Identified in Repository Listing -

Repository Sale Properties are those that were not purchased at any previous conducted Judicial Tax Sale.  Repository sales are held at the discretion of the Tax Claim Bureau Director.  Minimum is equal to 10% of current assessed value of property 

NOTICE:   Repository Bid Acceptance Now CLOSED

REPOSITORY BID ACCEPTANCE  - Will Re-Open October 1, 2015 following the scheduled 2015 Judicial Tax Sale -

**Submitted Bids must be accompanied by Repository Bid Form and Delinquent tax Certification Form

Please note that due to State Law Requirements - Successful Repository bids take 6-8 weeks to process




County of Lycoming Tax Claim Bureau
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA  17701
(570) 327-2274
Office Hours:  M-F 8:30 - 5:00



Last Updated: 7/23/2015 11:17 AM
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