Property taxes in most places are used to collect funds for your School District and your township. They are each paid once a year. Usually the School tax is the larger of the two and they are due in the Spring and Fall. With most home mortgages, the taxes are escrowed in with your monthly payment to make it easier for the homeowner and more secure for the Lender.
Without getting longwinded, I hope this answers your question. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact me.
The very best of luck to you!
Michael D Delp
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
Mike gave a good concise answer to you. I would only add that taxes differ widely from township to township or borough to borough, or in cities. (Townships & boroughs are Pennsylvania's smallest govt districts-there being several of each in each County). Typically, taxes are higher in boroughs and cities because there are more govt supplied services.
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