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Finances & Taxes

2020 Budget

No Discount on User Fees on Tax Bills

Discounts are NOT be available for users fees included on the real estate tax bill, including but not limited to refuse fees, sanitary sewer fees and excess water fees.  The tax bill format will permit discounts for the real estate tax portion of the bill only. (Resolution No. 33-11)

Property owners whose mortgage provider handles their tax and fee payments should contact their provider to ensure proper payment and credit.

Liens and Delinquent Taxes and Fees

Cheltenham Township has hired Portnoff Law Associates (866-211-9466) to collect delinquent real estate taxes starting with taxes due in 2011, per Ordinance 2229-11. Identify the property location as Cheltenham Township.

The Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau (610-278-1217) collects delinquent taxes due in years prior to 2011.

All delinquent SEWER/REFUSE FEES are collected by the Cheltenham Accounting Department (215-887-6200, ext. 148). Provide your first and last name, the property address and your contact number when calling. Please note, interest and penalty accrue daily on delinquent SEWER/REFUSE FEES and may ultimately lead to Sheriff Sale of the property, even if real estate tax payments are current.

The Montgomery County Prothonotary’s Office offers a “Civil Viewer” to find liens on properties in the county as long as you can provide a parcel ID. You can find parcel IDs from a property address through the Montgomery County Property Records Search.

Useful Links

Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax Return
Mercantile/Business Privilege License Application Form

Emergency and Municipal Services Tax Ordinance - Adopted January 18, 2005 (pdf file)

Emergency and Municipal Services Tax Rules and Regulations (pdf file)

PA Property Tax/Rent Relief

Homestead Exclusion Form 2009

Obtain State & Federal Tax Forms

Obtain Berkheimer Earned Income Tax Forms

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