Real Estate Tax Information

The Halfmoon Township Real Estate Office collects Real Estate Taxes for Halfmoon Township, Centre County and State College Area School District. County/Municipality tax bills are issued annually on March 1st and supplemental bills are issued on February 1st and July 1st. If you fail to receive a tax bill in the mail, please call Brett G. Laird at (814) 692-9800 ext. 103 or email him at tax@halfmoontwp.us to have a copy emailed or mailed to you.

Important Dates

County/Municipality (Due by) School (Due by)
Discount Period2% DiscountApril 30thAugust 31st
Face PeriodNo Discount/PenaltyJune 30thOctober 31st
Penalty Period10% PenaltyDecember 31stDecember 31st
If the taxes remain unpaid as of January 1st of the following year, they will be turned over to the Centre County Tax Claim Bureau. Once turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau, there are additional costs and interest due. Residents will need to contact the Bureau at 814-355-6805 to arrange to pay any delinquent taxes.

Policy if Tax Deadline Falls on Holiday

If the deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, payment will be accepted the following business day until 12:00 noon.  Also, there is a drop box to the right of the office door for after hour or weekend drop off for taxes that residents can use to pay their bill by the deadline and avoid penalties.

Information on Postmarked Taxes

Real estate property tax payments must be received in the office or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) on or before the due date to avoid further penalties. The postmark date is used to determine if the payment was mailed on or before the tax deadline. The USPS only postmarks certain mail depending on the type of postage, and they may not postmark mail the same day you mailed it. If we receive a payment without a USPS postmark, we will consider it received on the date it physically comes into our office.

Tax Certifications

Tax certifications are available for a fee of $15.00 per parcel. Request forms can be submitted by email (tax@halfmoontwp.us) or mail-in (Halfmoon Township R/E Office, 1948 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870). Payments can be made by check payable to “Halfmoon Township,” along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope if return receipt is requested. The Halfmoon Township Real Estate Office will provide Tax Certifications for Halfmoon Township, Centre County and State College Area School District.

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