Message from Ruth Neiderer, Tax Collector
The Tax Collector’s office is located in the West Manheim Township building. I am available Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00. The Local Tax Collections Law only requires tax collectors, to be available at least 3 days of each of the last 2 weeks of a deadline period. Please check office notice for additional hours near the deadline periods. Payments can be made by mail (post mark is accepted), using the township drop box or stopping by during office hours.
Real Estate Taxes are based on your assessed value generated by the Assessment Office (717-771-9232) and the tax rate is determined by the elected officials of each taxing district. The York County and West Manheim Township bills are mailed mid-Feb. and discount is due mid-April. The South Western School bill is mailed mid-July and discount is due by the end of September.
The tax bill is the property owner’s responsibility. All bills are mailed to the homeowner. If you have an escrow account which pays your real estate taxes, please forward it to them. When the deadline is near, check your account to be sure funds have been distributed. If you receive an interim bill due to additional improvements, please check with your lender to see if they will pay interim bills from your escrow. I would encourage you to check statements to be sure payments have been made.
West Manheim Residents will receive a Per Capita Tax mid-February. This is a personal tax for any individual residing in the township over the age of 18. The current rate is $10.00. There are a few exemptions if you meet the guidelines. Form available on township website.
All current year bills must be paid in full by December 31st each year. No personal checks after Dec. 15th. If bills are not paid they will be filed with the Tax Claim Bureau, York County. You will receive a notice from Tax Claim and can establish a payment plan with their office.
Checks payable to Ruth Neiderer, Tax Collector OR West Manheim Twp., Tax Collector
Mail Payments to:
Ruth Neiderer, Tax Collector
2412 Baltimore Pike, Suite 200
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: (717) 632-3155
Fax: (717) 632-2499
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Closed for lunch 1:00 to 2:00)
Closed Holidays & the following dates:
July 23-27 & August 15-24 & October 15-19 & December 19-26
Additional Office Hours For Deadline:
Sept 17 – 9:00am – 1:00pm Nov 26 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sept 24 – 9:00am – 5:00pm Nov 28 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sept 26 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm Nov 30 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Oct 1 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
If hours are not convenient, please call. Various appointments may interfere with hours.