Elk County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessors' Office
250 Main Street
Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853
Where is the Elk County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Elk County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Elk 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 Elk 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 Elk 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 Elk County Assessor's Office at (814) 776 5340 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 Elk County Facts:
The median home value in Elk County is between $87,663.00 and $94,937.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Elk County?
You can try contacting the Elk 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 Elk County is located in the County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway, which is located at PO BOX 448. You can direct your general inquiries to Elk County with the contact info listed below.
Elk County Phone Number
Elk County Fax Number
Elk County County Courthouse Annex Address
County Courthouse Annex
PO BOX 448
Ridgway, PA 15853-0448