Tax Information

The effective millage rate for 2020 real estate taxes is 0.900 mills.

There is a $5 per capita tax assessed on every adult borough resident.

  • The 2% discount period runs through 8/31/2020.
  • Face period is from 9/1/2020 through 12/31/2020.
  • The 5% penalty period has been eliminated for 2020.

Taxes unpaid as of 12/31/2020 are turned over to the Wayne County Tax Claim office. At that point, minimum additional fees are added and interest begins accruing.

Paying Taxes

Taxes should be paid to the Borough Tax Collector, Michael Wolfe. Checks should be made payable to “Michael Wolfe, Tax Collector“. Include the bill number(s) being paid in the memo line of the check.

Payment may be mailed to the tax collector at the address below. To receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your payment.

Michael Wolfe
PO Box 12
Prompton, PA 18456

Additionally, Mr. Wolfe will be available to accept in-person payments at 78 River Rd, Prompton, PA, at the following times:

  • May 18, 21, 22, 26, 28, & 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • September 23-25 & 28-30 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To arrange for other dates and times, please call Mr. Wolfe at (570) 228-9209.

If handicapped, please call for an appointment.

Delinquent Taxes

If borough taxes are not paid by December 31st of the year they are due, then they are considered delinquent. Delinquent property taxes are turned over to the Wayne County Tax Claim office. Delinquent per capita taxes are turned over to a third-party collection agency.

Once the taxes are turned over the tax collector can no longer accept payments. Payments will need to be made directly to the Wayne County Tax Claim Bureau and/or the third-party collection agency.

Minimum costs and fees will be added when the taxes become delinquent. Also, the delinquent property taxes will begin accruing interest on the outstanding balance. If delinquent property taxes are not paid, your property may be sold at tax sale. Contact the Tax Claim Bureau for more information.