Real Estate Tax Office
Kate Tierney ~ Township Tax Collector
Tues 9 am – noon & 1 -3 pm, Wed. 7 Thurs. 9-11 am
Phone (570) 842-8336
Fax (570) 842-2144
20 Moffat Drive, Covington Twp. PA 18444
Do I need a receipt for tax payments?
When remitting tax payments, it is not always necessary to obtain a receipt from our validating machine. 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 cashier prior to her validating your payment. You may, at any time, request a printout of your account showing a history of your tax records. There will be a charge of $1.50 per page of the printout.
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 in the office in person. Processing checks through our validating machine is quicker and more efficient then paying in cash. Your canceled check will then act as your receipt.
When are my taxes due?
Tax payments are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Each tax quarter has a ten calendar day grace period. You may remit your payments in person or by mail. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and also on the first Wednesday of each tax quarter until 6:30 pm.
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. Also, this office charges interest on delinquencies, by State Statue, at the rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 and 18% on any remaining balance due. Therefore, for both of those reasons, it is imperative you make remitting your taxes top priority.