Real Estate Tax Office

Kate Tierney, Township Real Estate Tax Collector

20 Moffat Drive
Covington Township PA 18444
 

Collection hours:  Tuesday 9 am – noon & 1 -3 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 9-11 am

Phone (570) 842-8336
Fax (570) 842-2144

FOR ADDITION REAL ESTATE TAX COLLECTION INFORMATION:   Tax Explanation

FAQ

Do I need a receipt for tax payments?
When remitting tax payments, it is not always necessary to obtain a receipt. Your canceled check will act as a receipt. However, if you remit your payment with cash and desire a receipt, or specifically request a receipt for your records, please tell the tax collector.

May I remit my taxes using a drop box?
Currently the township does not utilize a drop box.

May I use a credit card for remitting tax payments?
The office does not accept credit/debit card payments.

Should I notify the Tax Collector’s Office when I relocate?
Yes. When you relocate, please notify the Tax Collector’s Office of your new address to insure your tax bills are sent to the correct address.

What is the best method to remit my taxes?
The best method to remit your tax payment is by check. You may mail your bill and your check or come into the office in person.  Your canceled check will then act as your receipt.

When are my township real estate taxes due?
In the discount period, by May 15th;  At face/base period, by July 15th;  Or in penalty, by December 31st. Office hours are listed above.

Where can I appeal my taxes?
You can contact the Lackawanna County Assessors Office at (570) 963-6728 or log onto the County’s Official Website for more information at www.lackawannacounty.org

Why should I make remitting my property taxes a priority?
Making your tax payments a priority is extremely important. By remitting your taxes on time, you help to keep the tax rate down for the following year.