Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessors' Office
200 North River Street
Luzerne County Courthouse
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711
Where is the Luzerne County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Luzerne County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Luzerne 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 Luzerne 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 Luzerne 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 Luzerne County Assessor's Office at (570) 825 1869 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 Luzerne County Facts:
The median home value in Luzerne County is between $111,785.00 and $114,815.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Luzerne County?
You can try contacting the Luzerne 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 Luzerne County is located in the County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, which is where the Luzerne County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Luzerne County with the contact info listed below.
Luzerne County Phone Number
Luzerne County Fax Number
Luzerne County County Courthouse Address
200 N River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-1004
Useful Luzerne County Links:
- Pay Delinquent Property Taxes
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Civil Case Records
- City of Wilkes-Barre Tax Assessments
- Luzerne County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Luzerne County Government Homepage