Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessors' Office
2 South Second Street
Dauphin County Administration Building - 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
Where is the Dauphin County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Dauphin County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Dauphin County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Dauphin County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Dauphin County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Dauphin County Assessor's Office at (717) 780 6101 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Dauphin County Facts:
The median home value in Dauphin County is between $151,219.00 and $154,981.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Dauphin County?
You can try contacting the Dauphin County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Dauphin County is located in the County Courthouse in Harrisburg, which is located at PO BOX 1295. You can direct your general inquiries to Dauphin County with the contact info listed below.
Dauphin County Phone Number
Dauphin County Fax Number
Dauphin County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295
Useful Dauphin County Links:
- Dauphin County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Dauphin County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool