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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    Tax Sale Pre-Registration for September 12, 2022 Annual Upset Sale

    Pennsylvania House Bill 264 (now Act 33) requires that anyone who intends to bid at a scheduled upset sale or judicial sale MUST appear and register at the Tax Claim bureau not less than 10 days before the scheduled sale. Read on...
  2. We&#39re Open - Appointment Recommended

    Office Update

    Open to the public . Appointment recommended. Call 724-830-3428 to schedule. Read on...
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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