Karen Marietti, Tax Collector

Tarentum Borough

Address:
318 E Second Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084
724.224.1179
email: karenmarietti@comcast.net

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

CLOSED: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Update: Delinquent Tax List

Click below to review the list of delinquent property tax payers in Tarentum Borough. This list includes only those taxes due to the Borough.

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Collection Dates and Details

Borough Property Taxes:
Mailed annually on March 1

Discount (March 1 – April 30)
Face (May 1 – June 30)
Penalty (After June 30)

County Property Taxes:
Mailed annually on February 1.

Discount (February 1 – March 30)
Face (April 1 – May 30)
Penalty (After May 30)

School Property Taxes:
Mailed annually on July 1.

Discount (July 1 – August 31)
Face (September 1 – October 31)
Penalty (After October 31)

Who do I send payment to?

Current and delinquent Tarentum Borough property taxes are collected by Tarentum Borough Tax Collector, Karen Marietti.

Current and delinquent Allegheny County property taxes are collected by: John Weinstein, County Treasurer, Room 108, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-4100.
More info: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/

Current Highlands School District property taxes are collected by Tarentum Borough Tax Collector, Karen Marietti.

Delinquent Highlands School property taxes are collected by: Weiss, Burkhardt, Kramer, LLC, Tax Collections Dept., 445 Fort Pitt Blvd., Suite 503, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 391-0160.
More info: https://www.goldenrams.com/

2019 Tax Rate Summary

Property Tax Rates

Tarentum Borough (2019):
5.48 mills

Allegheny County (2019):
4.73 mills

Highlands SD (2018):
24.63 mills

Per Capita Taxes

Tarentum Borough (2019):
$5.00 per year

Highlands SD (2019):
$10.00 per year

Historical Tax Rate Summary

Borough Property Tax Rates

1980: (Ordinance 79-11)
1981: (Ordinance 80-37)
1982: (Ordinance 81-14)
1983: (Ordinance 82-13)
1984: (Ordinance 83-07)
1985: (Ordinance 84-06)
1986: 25 mills
1987: 28 mills (Ordinance 86-08)
1988: 28 mills (Ordinance 87-11)
1989: 28 mills (Ordinance 88-05)
1990: 31 mills (Ordinance 89-07)
1991: 31 mills (Ordinance 90-10)
1992: 31 mills (Ordinance 91-07A)
1993: 31 mills (Ordinance 92-11)
1994: 28 mills (Ordinance 93-13)
1995: 28.5 mills (Ordinance 94-08)
1996: 28.5 mills (Ordinance 95-11)
1997: 28.5 mills (Ordinance 96-11)
1998: 28.5 mills (Ordinance 97-03)
1999: 28.5 mills (Ordinance 98-08)

Borough Property Tax Rates

2000: 28.5 mills
2001: 4.48 mills (Ordinance 01-03)
2002: 4.48 mills (Ordinance 02-01)
2003: 4.48 mills (Ordinance 03-01)
2004: 4.48 mills (Ordinance 04-01)
2005: 4.48 mills (Ordinance 05-01)
2006: Tax Ordinance Not Found
2007: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 07-01)
2008: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 07-10)
2009: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 09-01)
2010: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 10-01)
2011: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 11-01)
2012: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 12-01)
2013: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 13-01)
2014: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 14-01)
2015: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 15-01)
2016: Tax Ordinance Not Found
2017: Tax Ordinance Not Found
2018: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 17-06)
2019: 5.48 mills (Ordinance 18-05)

Other Tax Collectors

Earned Income Tax Collector/
Local Service Tax Collector

Keystone Collections
www.keystonecollects.com
1-888-328-0565
PSD Code 710604

Business Privilege Tax Collector

Tarentum Borough
318 Second Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084
724.224.1818

FAQ

What forms of payment are accepted?

Ms. Marietti accepts cash and check payments.

Can the borough tax collector forgive penalty amounts on delinquent tax?

No, the tax collector just collects the property taxes. The tax collectors do not have the authority to set the amount of taxes, discounts or penalties incurred on the tax bills. You should know however, there are various programs that provide reductions for homeowners, senior citizens and our disabled veterans. Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion (Act 50)

Does the local tax collector have the authority to change the millage rates or lower the property taxes?

No

Where can I find information regarding the Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Program?

Information can be found on the county website located here. All Allegheny County home owners who are age 60 and older, who have resided in and owned their home for the last ten years, and have a total gross household income that is no greater than $30,000 may qualify for the program. Formerly known as Act 77, the program gives all qualified applicants a 30% discount on County real estate taxes. Note: Qualified residents will also receive a discount of $20.00 on their Tarentum Borough Property Taxes. Applications must be sent to Allegheny County.

What are special assessments?

Special assessments are additional charges on a property, which are usually associated with a public improvement that benefits certain property owners, such as a sewer assessment. Special assessments are usually added to the owner’s property tax bill.

What are supplemental tax bills?

Supplemental tax bills are additional property tax bills that result from a re-appraisal of a property, usually because of a transfer of ownership or a physical improvement or expansion to the property. If the reappraisal determines that additional taxes are owed, a supplemental tax bill is issued.

How do I search for my assessment and property taxes in Allegheny County?

The first step in calculating the property tax in Allegheny County, PA, is to find the assessment for the property. The Assessment Search Tutorial will thoroughly explain the procedure of searching the property assessment on the Allegheny County web site.

Remember all the hype about legalizing gambling in Pennsylvania; and how it was going to lower our property taxes? How much did you save? Proceed to the School Tax Rates page.