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