Tax Office/Tax Claim Bureau


The Tax Office is the liaison between the Tax Assessment Office, the tax collectors, and the general public for Westmoreland County.

The tax office supplies the tax collectors with their real estate information each year, to collect property taxes.

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The Tax Claim Bureau is mandated by the Pennsylvania real estate taxation laws to collect delinquent taxes and to conduct tax sales. The department collects county, municipal and school taxes for all years prior to the current year, for all 65 districts in Westmoreland County.

The Tax Claim Bureau sells properties with two or more years of delinquent taxes in an upset sale; then if the property does not sell it will go to a judicial sale. This is to get the property back on the tax rolls.

Special Note on Hours of Operation


Due to banking and security, no payments will be accepted after 3:45 pm
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    SAVE THE DATE- Annual Tax Sale

    The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list will be available online by August 10, 2018 and updated twice a week until the day of the sale. Learn more about the Annual Sale...
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    SAVE THE DATE - Judicial Tax Sale

    The next Judicial Sale will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. A Property List for the August Judicial Sale will be available to download by July 6, 2018. Learn more about Judicial Sales...
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    Lien Certificates Now Available to Purchase Online

    The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years. Additional Info...
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    Tax Claim Bureau Repository List - Now Available

    Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property. Additional Info...
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