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Questions regarding local and county real estate taxes should be directed to Lori Smith, Tax Collector, at her phone/fax number (610) 287-0440 or email

Real Estate

  • Local: 1.5 mil (.0015)
  • County: 4.237 mil (.004237)
  • School: 32.729 mil (.032729)
  • MCCC: .39 mil (.00039)

To determine the amount of your real estate tax, multiply the assessed value of your home or property by the tax percentage rate.

For example, a home assessed at $250,000 would pay $375 in local taxes ($250,000 * .0015), $1,059.25 in county taxes, ($250,000 * .003923), $8,182.25 in school taxes, ($250,000 * .032729), and $97.50 to MCCC ($250,000 * .00039)

Earned Income

1% shared with the school district (Berkheimer PSD Code #461506)


Phone: (610) 588-0965

Per Capita

Township: $5.00
School District: $10.00

Real Estate Transfer

1% shared with the school district

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program


I write this to urge interested area seniors to make an appointment now to attend one of my several events in March providing assistance in applying for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is open to residents age 65 or older, widows and widowers age 50 or older, or anyone age 18 and older who is 100% disabled, with a household income of $45,000 or less, counting only half of Social Security. Rebate amounts are calculated based on 2023 income and the amount of property tax or rent paid in 2023, with rebates ranging from $380 to $1,000.

Income limits and refund amounts have been increased, so residents who did not previously qualify for this relief might now be eligible. My office will be happy to assist you with filling out the required forms needed to apply for your rebate.

Residents can call my office at (215) 541-2388 to schedule an appointment or online for one of the following dates:

March 18, 20 & 25, 9 a.m. – noon
Montgomery County Community College-Pottstown
101 College Drive, North Hall, Room 224, Pottstown

March 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Longswamp Township Building, 1112 State, Mertztown

March 21 & 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Boyertown Multi Service Center, 200 W. Spring St., Boyertown

March 25, 1 – 4 p.m.
Trappe Borough Hall Building, 525 W. Main St., Trappe

March 26, 9 a.m. – noon
Towamencin Township Building, 1090 Troxel Road, Lansdale

March 26, 1 – 4 p.m.
North Wales Borough Hall, 300 School St., North Wales

March 27, 9 a.m. – noon
Amity Township Building, 2004 Weavertown Road, Douglasville

March 27, 1 – 4 p.m.
Bally Borough Hall, 425 Chestnut St., Bally

The following documents are required to complete the process:

  • Total Social Security/Railroad Retirement
  • Proof of SSI or Disability
  • Proof of Age/First Time Filer Driver’s License or Photo ID
  • 1099 Pension Statement
  • 1099 Interest Statement
  • 1099 Dividend Statement
  • Proof of W-2 or Other Income
  • Voided Check showing Routing Number & Account Number if you wish to have payment received by direct deposit.

Property owners will need proof of taxes paid, either stamped or signed by their local tax collector. Renters need a rent certificate filled out and signed by their landlord.

More information on the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program can be found at


State Senator Tracy Pennycuick, MPA
24 th District
Berks and Montgomery Counties
Senate Box 203024, 16 East Wing, Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-3110
56 West 4th Street, Floor 2, Red Hill, PA 18076
(215) 541-2388

Senator Pennycuick’s offices in Harrisburg and Red Hill are currently open to constituents. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Constituents can also receive assistance over the phone and email. Office information, including hours, can be found at

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