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Pennsylvania (PA) Property Tax Info

Property Tax Rank in US (best =1) 21
Corporate Tax Rank in US (best =1) 46
Sales Tax Rank in US (best =1) 17
Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate 1.60%
Is Personal Property Taxable No
Pennsylvania State Website http://
Capital Harrisburg
Largest City Philadelphia
Largest Metro Area 1,584,138

Important Dates

For Real Property

  • Pennsylvania Property Tax Filing Deadline Intangible personal property only. Deadline either set within January 1 and 15 or January 1st if not set.
  • Pennsylvania Property Tax Appeal Deadline 1-Aug, For most 3rd class counties 1-Sep, For most counties

For Business Personal Property

  • BPP Filing (Rendition) Deadline Exempt
  • BPP Appeal Deadline Exempt

Pennsylvania Property Tax Rate

Pennsylvania Property taxes vary greatly from one area to the next. Each county has its own system of property tax assessment and a wide number of tax authorities such as municipalities and school districts determine rates. For example, although Pennsylvania has a 1.50% average effective property tax rate, the rates on a county level vary from as little as 0.91% to as high as 2.46%.

Pennsylvania Property Tax Rate - personal property tax

Pennsylvania has property tax rates that are higher than national averages. In fact, the state carries a 1.50% average effective property tax rate in comparison to the 1.07% national average. Effective property tax rates on a county basis range from 0.91% to 2.46%.