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For information regarding the City of Scranton’s Payroll Preparation Tax, please contact Berkheimer at (610) 599-3140.

The Face Value Phase for payment of taxes has ended and the Penalty Phase has begun. Penalties will be assessed on all taxes and fees collected through December 30th. The deadline will be strictly enforced, and incorrect payments will be returned to the taxpayer.


The Single Tax Office is located at 123 Wyoming Ave. on the 2nd floor.

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 March 15, 2022; 2% Discount
March 15 through June 30, 2022 Face Value
July 1 through December 30, 2022 10% Penalty

Scranton City and School District Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee

Due Date Payment Amount
By March 15, 2022 2% Discount on Real Estate Tax
10% Discount on Refuse Fee
March 16 through June 30, 2022 Face Value of Real Estate Tax
Face Value of Refuse Fee
July 1 through December 30, 2022 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

March 31, 2022
June 30, 2022
August 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

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. The Dropbox will be accessible Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All payments made through the Dropbox will receive a receipt by mail.

• Taxpayers paying their taxes in cash can pay in person at the Single Tax Office. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

• Taxpayers who mail their tax payments should include a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a 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 2022 or January 2023.

• Applications can be found on the City of Scranton’s website at as well as in the Bureau of Treasury and the Single Tax Office. 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.

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