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									                      Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                   Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                           Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                              January 4, 2011 – Page 1




   Read our report: Attention Pennsylvania Homeowners! Five Steps to Get
    Property Tax Relief from Legalized Gambling Revenues
    www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Reports/Performance/Special/ReportPropTaxRelief112310.pdf


   To obtain an application for property tax relief:
          Find your county below and read our tips
          Use the listed Web link(s) to check for an online application
          Or get application from school district, county offices, elsewhere
          Or call your county tax assessor to get application
          Or get application online from the state’s website:
           www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/Final-Revised-Homestead-Application---01-06-10.pdf
        Follow instructions to complete application
        Application must be filed with county tax assessment office by March 1

   Call or visit your county tax assessment office (listed below) if:
        You have questions when completing the application
        You need to check if you already have an approved application
        You haven’t received approval/denial within 30 days

   Call Dept of Auditor General taxpayer advocate at 1-800-922-8477 if:
        You have questions about this list of resources
        You have questions about our special report
                                       Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                    Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                            Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                               January 4, 2011 – Page 2



 County      Address and phone                        Resources and tips for homeowners 
               number of tax                               Information updated as of January 4, 2011
              assessment office
            Adams County Assessment            Application form and instructions are available at:
Adams       Office                              http://www.adamscounty.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=fakttrkGB6A%3d&t
            Courthouse Room 202                 abid=89
            117 Baltimore Street
            Gettysburg, PA 17325               Adams County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                http://adamscounty.us.dnnmax.com/CountyOffices/Administrative/TaxAsse
            Phone 717-337-9837                  ssment.aspx

                                               Adams County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                                specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

            Allegheny County Office of         Application form and instructions are available at:
            Property Assessment                 http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/opa/frmins1.pdf
Allegheny   County Office Room 311
            542 Forbes Avenue                  Allegheny County Office of Property Assessment has a Web site at:
            Pittsburgh, PA 15219                http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/opa/

            Phone 412-350-4600                 Web site says: “To determine if you already have an application on file with
                                                the County for Act 1 tax abatements [property tax relief], you can visit the
                                                Allegheny County Real Estate Web Site. The "General Information" tab for
                                                your property will show "YES" in the Homestead line on the left side of the
                                                Web page if your application is on file.”

            Armstrong County Assessment        Application form and instructions are available at:
Armstrong   Office                              http://www.co.armstrong.pa.us/files/assessment/homesteadapplication.pdf
            Courthouse Administrative
            Building                           Armstrong County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
            450 East Market Street              http://www.co.armstrong.pa.us/departments/public-services/assmessment
            Suite 20
            Kittanning, PA 16201

            Phone 724-548-3217

            Beaver County Assessment           Beaver County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
Beaver      Office                              http://www.beavercountypa.gov/PublicServices/Assessment/AssessmentHo
            810 Third Street                    me.aspx
            Beaver, PA 15009
                                                Application is available at:
            Phone 724-770-4480                  http://www.beavercountypa.gov/PublicServices/Assessment/Forms/Act72A
                                                ppBLANK.pdf

                                               Application instructions are available at:
                                                http://www.beavercountypa.gov/PublicServices/Assessment/Forms/ACT72
                                                _Directions_2011.pdf
                                      Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                   Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                           Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                              January 4, 2011 – Page 3

           Bedford County Assessment          Application is not available online. Homeowners can obtain a copy of the
Bedford    Office                              application by calling the Bedford County Assessment Office or their local
           200 South Juliana Street            school district.
           Suite 104
           Bedford, PA 15522                  Bedford County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                               http://bedford.pacounties.org/Pages/Assessment.aspx
           Phone 814-623-4842

           Berks County Assessment            Application is not available online. The assessment office Web site says:
Berks      Office                              “Forms may be obtained by contacting your school district. Please note
           Berks County Services Center        that the Assessment Office does not provide these forms. Should you need
           633 Court Street 3rd Floor          assistance in completing the form contact the Berks County Homestead
           Reading, PA 19601                   Office at 610.478.6262 Ext. 5252. For more information, please visit the
                                               PA Department of Education's web site which offers an online presentation
           Phone 610-478-6262                  on Property Tax Relief.”

                                              Berks County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                               http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/cwp/view.asp?a=1176&q=455472

           Blair County Assessment            Application is not available online. The Assessment Office stated that
Blair      Office                              school districts mailed out applications in December 2010 to homeowners
           423 Allegheny Street                who have not yet applied.
           Suite 041
           Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-2022       Blair County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                               http://blairdev.pacounties.org/Pages/ASSESSMENTOFFICE.aspx
           Phone 814-693-3110

           Bradford County Assessment         Application is not available online. The Bradford County Assessment
Bradford   Office                              Office Web site says: “Yearly Filing Period is: December 15 - March 1.
           Bradford County Courthouse          This is the only time of year that the applications are processed The School
           301 Main Street                     Districts are responsible for sending out the Homestead/Farmstead
           Towanda, PA 18848                   Applications, within their district area, to property owners who have not yet
                                               been approved for the program. Property owners must complete the form
           Phone 570-265-1714                  and return it to the Assessment Office by 5 PM on March 1, no exceptions.
                                               You will receive a notice in the mail whether you qualify or not to receive a
                                               Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion.”

                                              Bradford County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                               http://bradfordcountypa.org/Administration/Assessment-Office.asp#Doc

           Bucks County Board of              Application is available at:
Bucks      Assessment                          http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/Finance/BoardofAss
           County Administration               essment/2010HomesteadApplicationForMailing.pdf
           Building
           55 East Court Street               Application instructions are available at:
           Doylestown, PA 18901                http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/Finance/BoardofAss
                                               essment/HomesteadApplicationInstructions.pdf
           Phone 215-348-6219
                                              Bucks County Board of Assessment has a Web site at:
                                               http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/Finance/BoardofAss
                                               essment/index.aspx
                                     Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                  Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                          Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                             January 4, 2011 – Page 4

          Butler County Assessment           Application form and instructions are available at:
Butler    Office                              http://www.co.butler.pa.us/butler/lib/butler/PropRev/homestead_app-
          First Floor                         rev.pdf
          County Government Center
          124 West Diamond Street            Butler County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
          P.O. Box 1208                       http://www.co.butler.pa.us/butler/cwp/view.asp?a=1489&q=607645&butle
          Butler, PA 16003                    rNav=|33537|33563|

          Phone 724-284-5316

          Cambria County Assessment          Cambria County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
Cambria   Office                              http://www.co.cambria.pa.us/Assessment_Office/Pages/default.aspx
          Cambria County Courthouse
          200 South Center Street            The Cambria County Web site directs homeowners to use the
          Ebensburg, PA 15931                 Homestead/Farmstead application on the state Web site at:
                                              http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/Final-Revised-
          Phone 814-472-1451                  Homestead-Application---01-06-10.pdf

          Cameron County Tax                 Cameron County does not have an application form available online.
Cameron   Assessment Office                   Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an application, or
          20 East Fifth Street                homeowners may call the office to request that an application be mailed to
          Emporium, PA 15834                  them.

          Phone 814-486-9303 or              Cameron County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
          814-486-9356                        http://www.cameroncountypa.com/Cameron_County_Assesment.htm

          Carbon County Court House          Carbon County does not have an application form available online.
Carbon    Annex                               Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an application, or
          Board of Assessment and             homeowners may call the office to request that an application be mailed to
          Revision of Taxes                   them. The board of assessment also directs homeowners to the state’s
          P.O. Box 250                        general property tax relief application at this site:
          Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-0250           http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/Final-Revised-
                                              Homestead-Application---01-06-10.pdf
          Phone 570-325-5254
          (select option 2)                  Carbon County Tax Assessment Department has a Web site at:
                                              http://www.carboncounty.com/assessor.htm

          Centre County Assessment Ofc       Application form and instructions are available at:
Centre    H/F Exclusion Dept.                 http://www.co.centre.pa.us/assessment/tax_relief_act.asp
          420 Holmes Street
          Bellefonte, PA 16823               Centre County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                              http://www.co.centre.pa.us/121.asp
          Phone 814-355-6721

          Chester County Assessment-         Application form and instructions are available at:
Chester   Homestead Office                    http://dsf.chesco.org/chesco/lib/chesco/assessment/pdf/homestead_ex._nov.
          601 Westtown Rd., Suite 395         _2007.pdf
          P.O. Box 2747
          West Chester, PA 19380-0990        Chester County Assessment-Homestead Office has a Web site at:
                                              http://dsf.chesco.org/chesco/cwp/view.asp?a=1413&q=573709
          Phone 610-344-4570
                                        Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                     Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                             Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                January 4, 2011 – Page 5

             Clarion County Assessment          Clarion County does not have an application form available online.
Clarion      Office                              Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an application, or
             421 Main Street, Suite 20           homeowners may call the office to request that an application be mailed to
             Clarion, PA 16214                   them.

             Phone 814-226-4000 Ext. 2301       The Clarion County Assessment Office does not have a Web site address.
                                                 Clarion County has a general Web site at:
                                                 http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/

             Clearfield County Assessment       Application form and instructions are available at:
Clearfield   Office                              http://www.clearfieldco.org/Assessment_Files/HomesteadAppwInstruc.pdf
             230 East Market Street
             Suite 150                          Clearfield County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Clearfield, PA 16830                http://www.clearfieldco.org/assessment.htm

             Phone 814-765-2641 Ext. 5997

             Clinton County Assessment          The Clinton County Assessment Department does not have an application
Clinton      Department                          form available online. According to the department’s Web site,
             Clinton County Courthouse           applications are available at the Clinton County Assessment Office during
             230 East Water Street               normal working hours.
             Lock Haven, PA 17745
                                                When making a request for an application, homeowners may be asked to
             Phone 570-893-4032                  provide proof of ownership for the property and proof that the dwelling is
                                                 their permanent residence.

                                                Clinton County Assessment Department has a Web site at:
                                                 http://www.clintoncountypa.com/assessment.htm

                                                Clinton County Assessment Department Homestead Exclusion Q&A:
                                                 http://www.clintoncountypa.com/homestead.htm

             Columbia County Assessment         Columbia County does not have an application available online.
Columbia     Office                              Homeowners may contact the appropriate school district to request an
             11 West Main Street                 application.
             P.O. Box 380
             Bloomsburg, PA 17815               Columbia County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                 http://www.columbiapa.org/assessment/index.php
             Phone 570-389-5642

             Crawford County Assessment         Crawford County does not have an application available online.
Crawford     Office                              Homeowners may obtain a copy of the application at the tax assessment
             903 Diamond Park                    office.
             Meadville, PA 16335
                                                Crawford County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 814-333-7302                  http://www.crawfordcountypa.net/portal/page?_pageid=393,848296&_dad
                                                 =portal&_schema=PORTAL
                                         Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                      Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                              Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                 January 4, 2011 – Page 6

             Cumberland County                   Application form is available at:
Cumberland   Assessment Office                    http://www.ccpa.net/DocumentView.aspx?DID=6215
             One Courthouse Square
             Carlisle, PA 17013                  Application instructions are available at:
                                                  http://www.ccpa.net/DocumentView.aspx?DID=6214
             Phone 717-240-6350
                                                 Cumberland County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                  http://www.ccpa.net/index.aspx?nid=2268

             Dauphin County Office of Tax        Application form and instructions are available at:
Dauphin      Assessment                           http://www.dauphincounty.org/property-taxes/tax-
             Dauphin County                       information/forms/11336/data.pdf
             Administration Building
             2 South Second Street               Dauphin County tax assessment office has a Web site at:
             2nd Floor                            http://www.dauphincounty.org/property-taxes/
             Harrisburg, PA 17101

             Phone 717-780-6101

             Delaware County Board of            Delaware County does not have an application available online. The
             Assessment & Appeals                 Delaware County Board of Assessment & Appeals directs homeowners to
Delaware     Government Center Building           contact their school district for an application.
             201 West Front Street
             Media, PA 19063                     Delaware County Board of Assessment & Appeals has a Web site at:
                                                  http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/treasurer/boa.html
             Phone 610-891-4893

             Elk County Tax Assessment           Elk County does not have an application available online. Homeowners
             Office                               should call the Elk County Tax Assessment Office for an application.
Elk          Elk County Courthouse
             250 Main Street                     Elk County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             P.O. Box 448                         http://www.co.elk.pa.us/assessment/
             Ridgway, PA 15853

             Phone 814-776-5340

             Erie County Assessment              Application form and instructions are available at:
             Office                               http://eriecountygov.org/dept/ao/pdf/APPLICATION%20ACT%201%20of
Erie         140 West 6th Street, Room 104        %202006.pdf
             Erie, PA 16501
                                                 Erie County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 814-451-6225 (direct),         http://www.eriecountygov.org/government/assessment/
             814-451-6000 (general)
                                                 Erie County has a property search Web site at:
                                                  http://www.eriecountygov.org/government/assessment/parcelsearch.aspx
                                           Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                        Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                                Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                   January 4, 2011 – Page 7

             Fayette County Assessment             Application form and instructions are available at:
             Office                                 http://www.fayetteproperty.org/assessor/Content/Forms/homestead_applica
Fayette      61 East Main Street                    tion.pdf
             Uniontown, PA 15401-3514
                                                   Fayette County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 724-430-1350                     http://www.fayetteproperty.org/assessment_office/assessment_office_staff.
                                                    asp

             Forest County Assessment              Application form and instructions are available at:
Forest       Office                                 http://www.co.forest.pa.us/assess/act72app.pdf
             526 Elm Street, Box 1
             Tionesta, PA 16353                    Forest County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.co.forest.pa.us/assess/
             Phone 814-755-3532
                                                   Application states, “For Questions on the Homestead or Farmstead
                                                    Exclusion, you may contact either the Forest County Assessment Office
                                                    (814-755-3532) or the Forest Area School District (814-755-4491).”

             Franklin County Tax                   Application form and instructions are available at:
Franklin     Assessment Office                      http://www.co.franklin.pa.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/Tax%20Office/hom
             2 North Main Street                    esteadfarmsteadexclusion112607.pdf
             Chambersburg, PA 17201
                                                   Franklin County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 717-261-3801                     http://www.co.franklin.pa.us/Pages/TaxAssessmentOffice.aspx

             Fulton County Assessment              Fulton County does not have an application available online. Homeowners
             Office                                 should call the Fulton County Assessment Office for an application.
Fulton       219 North Second Street
             Suite 104                             Fulton County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             McConnellsburg, PA 17233               http://www.co.fulton.pa.us/assessment.php

             Phone 717-485-3208

             Greene County Assessment              Greene County does not have an application available online. Homeowners
             Office                                 should call the Greene County Assessment Office for an application.
Greene       Greene County Office
             Building, 2nd Floor                   Greene County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             93 East High Street                    http://www.co.greene.pa.us/secured/gc2/depts/adm/assess/assess.htm
             Waynesburg, PA 15370

             Phone 724-852-5211

             Huntingdon County Tax                 Application form and instructions are available at:
Huntingdon   Assessment                             http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Documents/Homestead%20Farmstead%2
             Courthouse - 223 Penn Street           0Application.pdf
             Huntingdon, PA 16652
                                                   Huntingdon County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 814-643-1000                     http://www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/AssessmentOffice.aspx
                                          Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                       Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                               Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                  January 4, 2011 – Page 8

             Indiana County Assessment            Application form and instructions are available at:
Indiana      Office                                http://www.countyofindiana.org/sites/default/files/homestead%20applicatio
             2nd Floor                             n%20file.doc
             Indiana County Courthouse
             825 Philadelphia Street              Indiana County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
             Indiana, PA 15701                     http://www.countyofindiana.org/assessment

             Phone 724-465-3812                   Application states, “For Questions on the Homestead or Farmstead
                                                   Exclusion, please contact your local tax collector or the Indiana County
                                                   Assessment office at 724-465-3810, office hours 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday
                                                   through Friday.”

             Jefferson County Tax                 Jefferson County does not have an application available online.
Jefferson    Assessment/Tax Claim Office           Homeowners should call the Jefferson County Tax Assessment Office or
             200 Main Street                       obtain the state’s general property tax relief application at this site:
             Brookville, PA 15825                  http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/Final-Revised-
                                                   Homestead-Application---01-06-10.pdf
             Phone 814-849-1526
                                                  Jefferson County Tax Assessment/Tax Claim Office does not have a Web
                                                   site. The general Web site for the county is located at
                                                   http://www.jeffersoncountypa.com/

             Office of Assessment                 Application form and instructions are available at:
Juniata      Juniata Courthouse                    http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/docs/home-farm-app09.pdf
             Bridge and Main Streets
             P.O. Box 68                           Juniata County Office of Assessment has a Web site at:
             Mifflintown, PA 17059                 http://www.co.juniata.pa.us/assessor.php

             Phone 717-436-7740

             Lackawanna County                    Application form and instructions are available at:
Lackawanna   Assessor’s Office                     http://www.lackawannacounty.org/uploads/forms/Homestead_Application.
             135 Jefferson Avenue                  pdf
             Scranton, PA 18503
                                                  Lackawanna County Assessor’s Office has a Web site at:
             Phone 570-963-6728                    http://www.lackawannacounty.org/viewDepartment.aspx?DeptID=12

             Property Assessment Office           Application form and instructions are available at:
Lancaster    County of Lancaster                   http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/lib/lanco/Final-Revised-Homestead-
             150 North Queen Street                Application---01-06-10.pdf
             Suite 310, 3rd Floor
             Lancaster, PA 17603                  Lancaster County Property Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                   http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=565&Q=262034&lan
             Phone 717-299-8381                    coNav=|
                                     Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                  Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                          Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                             January 4, 2011 – Page 9

           Assessment Office                 Application form is available at:
Lawrence   Lawrence County Government         http://www.co.lawrence.pa.us/assessor/Hostdact.pdf
           Center
           430 Court Street                  Lawrence County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
           New Castle, PA 16101               http://www.co.lawrence.pa.us/assessor/index.html

           Phone 724-656-2191

           Lebanon County Board of           The assessment office directs homeowners to the state’s general property
Lebanon    Assessment                         tax relief application at this site:
           Room 118, Municipal Building       http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/Final-Revised-
           400 South 8th Street               Homestead-Application---01-06-10.pdf
           Lebanon, PA 17042-6794
                                             Lebanon County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
           Phone 717-274-2801 Ext. 2250       http://www.lebcounty.org/Assessment/Pages/Home.aspx

                                             Lebanon County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                              specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

           Lehigh County Office of           Application form is available at:
Lehigh     Assessment                         http://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Assessment/TheTaxpayerRelief
           Government Center                  Act/tabid/345/Default.aspx. To retrieve application, Web site says: “Click
           Room 517                           on View My Property. After you search and find your property, click on the
           17 South Seventh Street            Homestead Exclusion Application link in the left sidebar. Read the
           Allentown, PA 18101-2401           instruction. Complete the application online, print, sign and return to the
                                              Office of Assessment. The Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion
           Phone 610-782-3038                 application must be filed with the County Assessor’s Office by March 1st.”

                                             Lehigh County Office of Assessment has a Web site at:
                                              http://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Assessment/tabid/55/language/e
                                              n-US/Default.aspx

           Luzerne County Assessor           Application form is available at:
Luzerne    Luzerne County Courthouse          http://www.luzernecounty.org/content/File/Luzerne%20County%20Act%2
           200 North River Street             01%20Application%20-%20Walk-In%20-%2012122006.pdf
           Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
                                             Luzerne County Assessor’s Office has a Web site at:
           Phone 570-825-1869                 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/departments_agencies/assessor

                                             Luzerne County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                              specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

           Lycoming County Assessment        Application form and instructions are available at:
Lycoming   Office                             http://www.lyco.org/Portals/1/Assessment/Documents/HomesteadApplicati
           County of Lycoming                 on.pdf
           48 West Third Street
           Williamsport, PA 17701            Lycoming County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                              http://www.lyco.org/Home/AssessmentHome/tabid/550/Default.aspx
           Phone 570-327-2301
                                              Lycoming County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                               specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com
                                           Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                        Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                                Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                  January 4, 2011 – Page 10

              McKean County Assessment             The Tax Assessment Office stated that the school districts mail applications
              Office                                annually to any property owners who are not already in the program.
McKean        McKean County Courthouse
              500 West Main Street                 McKean County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Smethport, PA 16749                   http://www.mckeancountypa.org/Departments/Assessment/Index.aspx

              Phone 814-887-3215

              Mercer County Tax Assessor           Application form and instructions are available at:
Mercer        6 Courthouse                          http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us/tax/forms/homestead_application.pdf
              Mercer, PA 16137
                                                   The Tax Assessor does not have a Web site. Mercer County has a Web site
              Phone 724-662-3800 Ext.               at: http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us
              2232, 2505, or 2233

              Tax Assessment Office                The Tax Assessment Office stated that the school districts mail applications
Mifflin       Mifflin County Courthouse             annually to any homeowners who are not already in the program; forms are
              20 North Wayne Street                 also available at the Tax Assessment Office.
              Lewistown, PA 17044
                                                   Mifflin County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Phone 717-248-5783                    http://www.co.mifflin.pa.us/Assessment/Pages/asmt_main_pg.aspx

              Assessment Office                    Application form and instructions are available at:
Monroe        1 Quaker Plaza                        http://www.co.monroe.pa.us/planning_records/lib/planning_records/assess
              Room 102                              ment/2009_homestead_application.pdf
              Stroudsburg, PA 18360
                                                   Monroe County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Phone 570-517-3133                    http://www.co.monroe.pa.us/planning_records/cwp/view.asp?a=1570&q=6
                                                    06406

              Board of Assessment Appeals          Application form and instructions are available at:
Montgomery    P.O. Box 311                          http://boa.montcopa.org/boa/cwp/fileserver,Path,BOA/hmstd.pdf,AssetGUI
              Norristown, PA 19404                  D,f58cd02b-7a38-47f5-b72a62fc12831caf.pdf

              Phone 610-278-3761                   Montgomery County Board of Assessment has a Web site at:
                                                    http://boa.montcopa.org/boa/site/default.asp

              Montour County Tax                   Web site says: “This application is available by calling the Danville Area
Montour       Assessment Office                     School District at 570-271-3268 at Ext. 1030. If you live in the Warrior Run
              29 Mill Street                        School District you may call 570-649-5138. The deadline to apply is March
              Danville, PA 17821                    1st of each year. If you have already applied you do not need to reapply.”

              Phone 570-271-3006                   Montour County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.montourco.org/Pages/TaxAssessment.aspx

              Northampton County                   Application form and instructions are available at:
Northampton   Courthouse                            http://www.northamptoncounty.org/northampton/lib/northampton/depts/fis
              Assessment Office                     calaffairs/newhse.pdf
              669 Washington Street
              Easton, PA 18042                     To access the Northampton County Assessment Division go to
                                                    Northampton County’s general Web site located at:
              Phone 610-559-3141                    http://www.northamptoncounty.org/northampton/site/default.asp
                                                    Once on that Web site, click on “County Government” and then click on
                                                    “Assessment Division.”
                                            Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                         Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                                 Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                   January 4, 2011 – Page 11

               Assessment Office                     Northumberland County does not have an application form available
Northumberland 399 South 5th Street                   online. Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an
               Sunbury, PA 17801                      application, or homeowners may call the office to request that an
                                                      application be mailed to them.
                 Phone 570-988-4112
                                                    Northumberland County Assessment Office does not have a Web site.
                                                     Northumberland County’s general Web site is located at
                                                     http://www.northumberlandco.org/default.asp?iId=HILHG

                 Tax Assessment Office               Perry County does not have an application form available online.
 Perry           Veterans Memorial Building           Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an application, or
                 25 W. Main Street                    homeowners may call the office to request that an application be mailed to
                 P.O. Box 37                          them.
                 New Bloomfield, PA 17068
                                                    Perry County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                 Phone 717-582-2131                  http://www.perryco.org/Dept/TaxAssessment/Pages/TaxAssessment.aspx

                                                     Perry County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                                     specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

                 Pike County Assessment Office      Pike County does not have an application form available online. The
 Pike            506 Broad Street                    Assessment Office stated that Homestead applications were mailed out in
                 Milford, PA 18337                   December 2010.

                 Phone 570-296-5936                 Pike County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                     http://www.pikepa.org/assessor.htm

                 Tax Assessment Office              Application form and instructions are available at:
 Potter          Gunzburger Building                   Austin Area School District
                 One North Main Street                 http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_Austin.pdf
                 Suite 111                             Coudersport Area School District
                 Coudersport, PA 16915                 http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_Coudersport
                                                       .pdf
                 Phone 814-274-0517
                                                       Galeton Area School District
                                                       http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_Galeton.pdf
                                                       Keystone Central School District
                                                       http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_KeystoneCe
                                                       ntral.pdf
                                                       Northern Potter School District
                                                       http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_NothernP.pd
                                                       f
                                                       Oswayo Valley School District
                                                       http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_OswayoVall
                                                       ey.pdf
                                                       Port Allegany School District
                                                       http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment/HomeFarm_PortAllegan
                                                       y.pdf
                                                    Potter County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                     http://www.pottercountypa.net/tax_assessment.php
                                           Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                        Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                                Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                  January 4, 2011 – Page 12

              Tax Assessment Office                Schuylkill County does not have an application form available online.
Schuylkill    401 North Second Street               Homeowners may call their school district or the tax assessment office to
              Pottsville, PA 17901                  request that an application be mailed to them.

              Phone 570-628-1025                   Schuylkill County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/Offices/Assessment/Assessment.asp

              Tax Assessment Office                Snyder County does not have an application form available online.
Snyder        9 West Market Street                  Homeowners may go to the tax assessment office for an application, or
              P.O. Box 217                          homeowners may call the office to request that an application be mailed to
              Middleburg, PA 17842                  them.

              Phone 570-837-4312                   Snyder County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.snydercounty.org/Depts/Tax_Assessment/Pages/TaxAssessmen
                                                    t.aspx

              Tax Assessment Office                Application form is available at:
Somerset      300 North Center Avenue               http://www.co.somerset.pa.us/files/assess_files/homestead.pdf
              Suite 440
              Somerset, PA 15501                   Somerset County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.co.somerset.pa.us/county.asp?deptnum=103
              Phone 814-445-1536

              Sullivan County Assessment           The Sullivan County Assessment Office directs homeowners to contact the
Sullivan      Office                                Sullivan County School District for an application.
              Sullivan County Courthouse
              245 Muncy Street                     Sullivan County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              P.O. Box 157                          http://sullivancounty-pa.us/offices/assessment.htm
              Laporte, PA 18626

              Phone 570-946-5061

              Susquehanna County                   Application form and instructions for each school district are available at:
Susquehanna   Assessment Office                     http://www.susqco.com/subsites/gov/pages/assessment/hsfsforms.htm
              Susquehanna County
              Courthouse                           Susquehanna County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              P.O. Box 218                          http://www.susqco.com/subsites/gov/pages/assessment/assessment.htm
              Montrose, PA 18801
              Phone 570-278-4600, Ext. 150          Susquehanna County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can
                                                    get specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

              Tioga County Tax Assessment          Application form and instructions are available at:
Tioga         Office                                http://www.tiogacountypa.us/Departments/Assessment/Documents/homest
              118 Main Street                       ead_application.pdf
              Wellsboro, PA 16901
                                                   Tioga County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Phone 570-724-9117                    http://www.tiogacountypa.us/Departments/Assessment/Pages/Assessment.a
                                                    spx

                                                    Tioga County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                                     specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com
                                           Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                        Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                                Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                                  January 4, 2011 – Page 13

              Union County Assessment Ofc.         Application form and instructions are available at:
Union         Union County Courthouse               http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/land/assessment/Unio
              103 South Second Street               n-County-PA-Homestead-Act.doc
              Lewisburg, PA 17837
                                                   Union County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Phone 570-524-8611                    http://www.unioncountypa.org/residents/government/land/assessment/

              Venango County Assessment             Application form and instructions are available at:
Venango       Office                                http://www.co.venango.pa.us/Assessment/2010homesteadform.pdf
              Venango County Courthouse
              1168 Liberty Street                  Venango County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Franklin, PA 16323                    http://www.co.venango.pa.us/Assessment/index.htm

              Phone 814-432-9520                    Venango County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                                    specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

              Warren County Assessment             Homeowners should call the Warren County Assessment Office for an
Warren        Office                                application.
              204 4th Avenue
              Warren, PA 16365                     Warren County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
                                                    http://www.warrencountypa.net/current/depts.php?name=Assessment
              Phone 814-728-3420
                                                    Warren County also uses a third-party provider where taxpayers can get
                                                    specific property information at www.courthouseonline.com

              Washington County                    Application form is available at:
Washington    Assessment Office                     http://www.co.washington.pa.us/downloads/16.pdf
              100 West Beau Street
              Suite 205                            Washington County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Washington, PA 15301                  http://www.co.washington.pa.us/maindepartment.aspx?menuDept=53

              Phone 724-228-6850
              or 724-228-6852

              Wayne County Tax                     Homeowners should call the Wayne County Tax Assessment Office for an
Wayne         Assessment Office                     application.
              Wayne County Courthouse
              925 Court Street                     Wayne County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Honesdale, PA 18431                   http://www.co.wayne.pa.us/?pageid=19

              Phone 570-253-5970 Ext. 4010

              Westmoreland County Tax              Application form and instructions are available at:
Westmoreland Assessment                             http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/westmoreland/lib/westmoreland/taxas/f
              Westmoreland County                   orms/homestead_web_application.pdf
              Courthouse
              2 North Main Street                  Westmoreland County Tax Assessment Office has a Web site at:
              Suite 403                             http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/westmoreland/cwp/view.asp?a=1456&
              Greensburg, PA 15601                  Q=576887&dsftns=34374

              Phone 724-830-3409; toll-free        Web site states, “For questions on the Homestead or Farmstead Exclusion,
              800-442-6926                          please contact your local tax collector or the Westmoreland County Tax
                                                    Assessment office at (724) 830-3411, office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
                                                    Monday through Friday.”
                                        Homeowner Help for Property Tax Relief
                                     Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                             Jack Wagner, Auditor General
                                               January 4, 2011 – Page 14

           Wyoming County Tax                     Homeowners should call the Wyoming County Tax Mapping and
Wyoming    Mapping and Assessment                  Assessment Office for application information. Applications will be
           Office                                  mailed out in December 2010.
           Wyoming County Courthouse
           1 Court House Square                   Wyoming County Tax Mapping and Assessment Office has a Web site at:
           Tunkhannock, PA 18657                   http://www.wyocopa.org/assessment.asp

           Phone 570-996-2262

           York County Assessment                 Application form and instructions are available at:
York       Office                                  http://www.york-county.org/departments/assessment/HOM_APP1.pdf
           York County Courthouse
           Administrative Center                  York County Assessment Office has a Web site at:
           28 East Market Street, Room             http://www.york-county.org/departments/assessment/tx_asmnt.htm
           105
           York, PA 17401

           Phone 717-771-9232


                                 The preceding list of resources was prepared by:
                                 Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General
                                      Bureau of Special Performance Audits
                                                 Finance Building
                                           Harrisburg, PA 17120-0018

              All information was compiled by auditors via phone calls, e-mails, and public Web sites.
                                                January 4, 2011

                        Homeowners, tax assessors, Web masters, and other interested parties:
          Please call 717-787-2150 to tell us of any updates or changes, including links found to be inactive.

								
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