The Single Tax Office has moved to the first floor of the Lackawanna County Department of Health and Human Services building located at 315 Franklin Avenue, Scranton.


The new site provides residents with plenty of free parking, allowing them to walk in and pay their taxes in person, or the opportunity to utilize the drive-through window.


Other options to pay your Lackawanna County, City of Scranton and Scranton School District taxes are by utilizing our two drop box locations. They can be found in the vestibule of the Lackawanna County Government Center at 123 Wyoming Avenue, or the night deposit drop box located in the first drive-through window at 315 Franklin Avenue. In addition, taxes can be paid online at https://scrantontaxoffice.org/make-a-payment/.


The Discount period for payment of taxes will run through April 15, 2024. The deadline will be strictly enforced, and incorrect payments will be returned to the taxpayer.

Scranton City and Scranton School District Installment Payers—the due date of the first installment has been changed to April 1, 2024.


Location

The Single Tax Office is located at 315 Franklin Ave, Scranton, PA 18503.

Phone 570-963-6756
Fax 570-963-6425

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Mailing address

Scranton Single Tax Office
P.O. Box 20111
Scranton, PA 18502


Important Links

Lackawanna County Real Estate Taxes


Due Date Payment Amount
By April 15, 2024 2% Discount
April 16 through June 28, 2024 Face Value
June 29 through December 31, 2024 10% Penalty

Scranton City and School District Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee


Due Date Payment Amount
By April 15, 2024 2% Discount on Real Estate Tax
10% Discount on Refuse Fee
April 16 through June 28, 2024 Face Value of Real Estate Tax
Face Value of Refuse Fee
June 29 through December 31, 2024 10% Penalty on Real Estate Tax
12% Penalty on Refuse Fee

Scranton City Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee
Scranton School District Real Estate Tax
Quarterly Installment Due Dates


April 1, 2024
June 28, 2024
August 30, 2024
October 31, 2024

Methods to Pay Your Real Estate Taxes

• If you are paying by check, you can utilize the Dropbox for the Single Tax Office located in the vestibule of the Lackawanna County Government Center, 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton which is accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A second drop box location is the night deposit drop box located in the first drive-through window at 315 Franklin Avenue which is accessible after 4:30pm Monday through Friday and weekends.

• Taxpayers who utilize the drop box or mail their tax payments should include a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a receipt or include an email address on the payment coupon for an emailed receipt.

• Payments can also be made online with additional fees. Payment by an E-Check has a $1.50 fee; Visa Signature Debit (online) is $3.95; Visa Credit/Debit, Discover, and MasterCard Credit/Debit will add an additional fee of $1.50 for transactions of $50 and less and 2.49% for transactions of $50.01+; and the American Express fee will be 3.5% plus $1.50.

• Credit/Debit card fees are non-refundable.

Refuse Fee Information

• The City of Scranton and Scranton School District Real Estate Taxes cannot be paid without payment of the Refuse Fee.

• City and School District taxes, along with the Refuse Fee, can be paid quarterly using the coupons at the bottom of the bill. Quarterly payments do not include County taxes. No other partial payments will be accepted.

• If you believe you are entitled to an exoneration of any portion of the Refuse Fee due to vacancy, contact the Scranton Treasury Bureau to apply for an exoneration. All refund requests will be processed in December 2024 or January 2025.

• Applications can be found on the City of Scranton’s website at scrantonpa.gov. For additional information contact the Treasurer’s Office at (570) 348-4107.

Pay Online! Now accepting
credit/debit cards

We now accept credit or debit card payments at our office or pay online using your credit or debit card or e-check.

CLICK HERE to see consumer fees.

For more information you can click on the "MAKE A PAYMENT" tab above.