TOWNSHIP OF SHALER / SHALER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Erin Bartkins, Treasurer
300 Wetzel Road
Glenshaw, PA 15116
PROPERTY TAX OFFICE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed NOON - 1:00 p.m
CLOSED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
All property owners are required to pay real estate taxes on the real estate they own in the Township of Shaler whether it is undeveloped (vacant) or improved. Exceptions to this are those properties that Allegheny County deems exempt from real estate taxes. Allegheny County is also responsible for the assessment values placed on individual parcels. More information regarding assessments can be obtained by visiting the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments at http://www.alleghenycounty.us/opa/index.aspx.
The Shaler Township Treasurer is responsible for the billing and collection of Shaler Township and the Shaler Area School District real estate taxes assessed on all property located within the corporate boundaries of Shaler Township.
Real estate taxes are imposed by using the properties "Full Market Value" valuation (as established by Allegheny County) multipled by the tax millage rates established by the individual taxing bodies. For the current year the millage rates are as follows:
|Shaler Township (2013 millage)||2.49 Mills ($.249 per $1000.00 valuation)|
|Shaler Area School District (2013 millage)||20.76 Mills ($20.76 per $1000.00 valuation)|
|Allegheny County (2013 millage)||4.73 Mills ($.473 per $1000.00 valuation)|
The Township of Shaler and Shaler Area School District property tax bills are billed on one bill and have the same due dates. Real estate tax bills are mailed on or about July 1st. The due dates are as follows:
|Discount Amount Due (Discount 2%)||August 31st|
|Face Amount Due||October 31st|
|Penalty After||November 1st|
Shaler Township and Shaler Area School District also offer a four part payment plan based on the face amount of the tax. If paying on the payment plan, the taxpayer is responsible for meeting the payment dates. If payments are not maintained as listed below, the property owner forfeits their right to the payment plan and may be subject to penalties. The four due dates for the installment plan are as follows:
|1st Installment||July 31st|
|2nd Installment||September 30th|
|3rd Installment||November 30th|
|4th Installment||January 31st|
Failure to remit quarterly payments by the above dates will result in a 10% penalty on the payment amount.
It is the responsibility of the property owners to secure a tax bill and correct the mailing address for the bill. All real estate taxes are due on or before the established due dates regardless of whether or not a tax bill is received by the property owner. Failure to receive a tax bill shall not excuse the taxpayer from paying the tax by the due date.
The property owner is responsible to notify the tax office in the case of mortgage refinance, payoff or other situations that would change the method of real estate tax payments, or change of address for whom the bill is sent. Notice can be sent to Erin Bartkins, Treasurer, Shaler Township, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Note that this notification does not change the address for the Allegheny County real estate taxes. Address corrections for county taxes should be addressed to the County tax office at 412-350-4100.
|Important Telephone Numbers:||Shaler Township Treasurer||412-486-9700|
|Allegheny Couinty Tax Office||412-350-4100|
|Change of Address||412-350-4107|
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I use my credit card to pay real estate taxes?
The only forms of payments that are accepted are check (personal or certified), cash or money order. No credit cards are accepted.
2. How can I pay my taxes?
You can pay your taxes in person at the Treasurer's office located in the Shaler Township Muncipal building at 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116. You can drop them in the Shaler Township drop off box. You can also mail them to the above address.
3. Is the postmark accepted as on time?
4. How do I receive a receipt?
If paying in person a receipt will be issued to you at the time of your payment. If paying by mail you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
5. How is my assessment determined?
The Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments is responsible for individual parcels. If you wish to challenge your assessments, you must file an appeal with Allegheny County. For more information visit: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/opa/index.aspx.