Tax Information

Local Taxes

Owners of property in Nether Providence Township receive three real estate tax bills each year.  Delaware County and Nether Providence Township tax bills are mailed in early February.  The Wallingford Swarthmore School District real estate tax bills are mailed in early July.

Real estate taxes are calculated by taking the assessed value of the property (determined by the Delaware County Board of Assessment) and multiplying it by the local millage rate.  The 2016 millage rate for Delaware County was 5.604 mills. For the Wallingford Swarthmore School District, the millage rate was 42.9772 mills. The 2016 millage rate for Nether Providence Township  was 4.97 mills,  The Township real estate bill also included a $418.00 per unit sewer charge for a property connected to the public sewer system and a $52.00 per unit recycling fee. The 2017 millage rate for Delaware County is 5.604 mills. For the Wallingford Swarthmore School District, the millage rate is 42.9772 mills. The 2017 millage rate for Nether Providence Township  is 5.16 mills,  The Township real estate bill also includes a $451.00 per unit sewer charge for a property connected to the public sewer system and a $53.00 per unit recycling fee.

NOTICE TO MORTGAGE COMPANIES AND COMPANIES PROVIDING SETTLEMENT SERVICES!
Real estate tax certifications are $20.00 regardless of how many years are requested.  A duplicate tax bills costs $5.00.  Sewer and recycling certifications are $10.00.  All checks should be made payable to Nether Providence Township.  Requests may be faxed to 610-892-2890 or mailed to 214 Sykes Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086.

Tax Office Phone Numbers:

Township Treasurer/Tax Collector: 610-566-4516 Ext. 213
School Tax Office: 610-892-3470
County Real Estate Tax Office 610-891-4277
Tax Claim Bureau 610-891-4282
Board of Assessment 610-891-4878

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Township Taxes

Q.  When is the best time to reach the township’s tax collector?
A. The township treasurer serves as tax collector.  This is a part-time position with irregular hours.  To reach the tax collector, call 610-566-4516 Ext. 213. If leaving a message about a tax question, please provide as many details as possible, including the folio (parcel) number.

Q.  When are my taxes due?
A. Township taxes are due by June 1st.  Taxpayers receive a discount if taxes are paid on or before April 1.  A penalty of 10% is assessed if payment is made after June 1.  Postmark is accepted as proof of payment.

Q.  Where do I pay my taxes?
A.  Tax payments should be mailed to Nether Providence Township, P. O. Box 41661, Philadelphia, PA  19101 only if a tax invoice is included.

Memo bill payments or payments without an invoice must be sent to 214 Sykes Lane and include a separate fee payment of $5.00 to cover the cost of a duplicate invoice. Checks should be made payable to Nether Providence Township.  Any bills unpaid as of December 31 are referred to the Tax Claim Bureau of Delaware County for collection.

Q.  Does the township accept debit or credit card payments for taxes?
A.  No. Taxes should be paid by check.  Checks should be made payable to Nether Providence Township.

Q.  How do I go about paying delinquent township taxes?
A.  The Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau collects the township’s delinquent real estate taxes.  Tax claim representatives can be reached at 610-891-4284.  Please do not call the township, as it has no information regarding past due taxes from prior years.

Q.  Do my township taxes cover the costs of trash collection and residential water service?
A.  No.  These services are billed directly to residents by their trash hauler and by their water company.

Q.  Who is eligible for the township’s sewer rent rebate program?
A.  Senior citizens whose household income is $18,000 or less can apply for a sewer rent rebate.  Application forms are available at the Township Building at 214 Sykes Lane. Applications must be received by June 30 of the tax year in which the sewer rent was paid.

Q.  Are any other tax rebate programs available?
A.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania administers a property tax rebate program for senior citizens who meet certain income eligibility requirements.  Applications are available in the Township Building or at the local district office of your elected state senator or representative.  For more information, visit www.revenue.state.pa.us or call 1-888-222-9190.

Q.  How do I pay my school taxes?
A.  The township does not collect school taxes.  Please call the School Tax Office at 610-892-3470 for more information.