Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
Official Payments enables Cumberland County consumers to pay their delinquent real estate taxes and fees by credit or debit card via the Internet. The payment process is simple and secure by visiting our webpage. Cumberland County residents can pay their delinquent county, library, municipal and school real estate taxes plus costs by using American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, and VISA® credit cards and debit cards with the MasterCard® or VISA® logo.
Paying taxes and fees by credit or debit card allows consumers to take advantage of card rewards, payment flexibility, convenience, and safety. A nominal fee is charged by Value Payments Systems (VPS) based on the transaction amount. The consumer is notified of this fee before their payment is made.
Show All Answers
The Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau collects delinquent County, Municipal and School real estate taxes. These taxes were originally billed from your local tax collector. The Bureau also collects Clean and Green Rollback taxes.
THIS BUREAU DOES NOT COLLECT EARNED INCOME TAX (EIT) OR LOCAL SERVICE TAX (LST). PLEASE CONTACT:
Cumberland County Tax Bureau 21 Waterford Drive, Ste 201
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Payment can be made by certified check, money order, cashier’s check, attorney check, mortgage company check or settlement agency check made payable to Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau. All correspondence can be submitted to:
Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau One Courthouse Square, Room 106 Carlisle, PA 17013-3387
Payment can also be made online by credit & debit card by calling 1-888-877-0450 (press opt. 1, then opt. 2, then opt. 3) or online at www.paylocalgov.com/cumberlandpa-tax . Use the control number of the property as reference.
Value Payment Systems (VPS) charges a convenience fee for payment processing. Acceptable cards are American Express®, Discover®, Master Card® and Visa®. Debit cards with the Master Card® or Visa® logo are also accepted.
A credit/debit card payment will take 24-72 hours to post to the tax claim account and the online delinquent listing. Payment via debit/credit card will not be accepted 2 days prior to a tax sale.
The Bureau receives your taxes from your local collector when they are at the penalty amount. A filling fee of $15.00 will be added to each tax bill that is delinquent. Interest in the amount of ¾ of 1% (9% a year) will accrue the month after taxes are turned over to the Bureau. Also mailing and posting fees will be added accordingly.
This is a flat tax levied upon each person 18 years of age and over living in the County. It is levied by most of the Municipalities. The County does not levy a per-capita tax. Some school districts levy a per capita tax which is mailed in July along with the school real estate tax bills.
All local payroll taxes can be address by contacting Cumberland County Tax Bureau at 717-590-7997 or at www.cumberlandtax.org .
A Tax Certification is a written statement of the status of delinquent taxes on property. Certifications can be obtained by sending in a request along with check or money order made payable to Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau, One Courthouse Square, Room 106, Carlisle, PA 17013 or on-line at www.paylocalgov.com/cumberlandpa-tax using the tax parcel number of the property as reference. (convenience fee applies to on-line request).
American Express®, Discover®, Master Card® and Visa® credit cards. Also debit cards with the Master Card® or Visa® logo.
Value Payments Systems (VPS) charges a convenience fee for processing the payment transaction. The fee is not charged by or paid to the Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau or Cumberland County. The convenience fee is assessed to cover operating costs and the costs associated with servicing thousands of card transactions.
You will be informed of all charges and fees before you authorize the payment. When a consumer uses the service, two line items will appear on their card bill. One is for the tax and costs owed to the Tax Claim Bureau and the other are for the convenience fee charged by VPS.
The system has been tested and proven. The IRS and several state and local governments have chosen Value Payments System (VPS) as an electronic service provider for their constituents. The information gathered is private and will not be forwarded to anyone.
Yes. You will be provided a confirmation number at the end of the payment transaction either by phone or on-line. This confirmation number and your card statement will provide confirmation of your card payment to the Tax Claim Bureau. Additionally, if you provide us your email address or send in a self-addressed stamped envelope to Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau, One Courthouse Square, room 106, Carlisle, PA 17013, you will receive a receipt of your online payment.
You can verify the payment of your delinquent real estate taxes by calling the Tax Claim Bureau the next business day at 717-240-6366 or 1-888-697-0371, ext. 6366. You may request a receipt to be emailed to you or send in a self-addressed stamped envelope to Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau, One Courthouse Square, Rm. 106, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Contact ValuePayment Systems (VPS) at 888-877-0450 first to see what the status of thetransaction is. If the status is approved, then you would be advised tocontact your banking institution.
Your online payment will take 24-72 hours to be applied to your Tax Claim Bureau account and the same amount of time to post to the delinquent listing on the Tax Claim Bureau website.
Yes, you may visit the Tax Claim Bureau and make a credit/debit card payment using a public terminal.
You may check your delinquent tax balance on the Delinquent Real Estate Tax Database page. You will be asked to either enter your parcel number or the street address. This information is on your tax bill. You may also call the Tax Claim Bureau at 717-240-6366 or 888-697-0371 ext. 6366 to obtain a verbal balance or request a tax certification which includes a $5.00 fee.