Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessors' Office
50 North Duke Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
Where is the Lancaster County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Lancaster County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County Assessor's Office at (717) 299 8381 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 Lancaster County Facts:
The median home value in Lancaster County is between $182,811.00 and $185,989.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Lancaster County?
You can try contacting the Lancaster 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 Lancaster County is located in the in Lancaster, which is located at 150 N Queen St. You can direct your general inquiries to Lancaster County with the contact info listed below.
Lancaster County Phone Number
Lancaster County Fax Number
Lancaster County Address
150 N Queen St
Lancaster, PA 17603-3562
Useful Lancaster County Links:
- Property Sale Search
- Lancaster County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Lancaster County Tax Records
- GIS Map & Parcel Search
- Lancaster County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool