Real Estate Tax
The Town of McCandless collects the real estate tax for both the Town and the North Allegheny School District for all properties located within the confines of the Town. The tax is calculated by multiplying the tax rate by the assessed value of your home or property.
The Town millage rate for 2023 is 1.236 mills (January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023). The North Allegheny School District millage rate is 19.74 mills ($1,974.00 per $100,000 of assessed value) for the 2023 to 2024 school year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024). It is important that you pay your tax by the due dates even if you have filed an appeal with Allegheny County. Once a deadline passes the higher amount must be paid even if you win your appeal Real estate taxes unpaid after December 31st are delinquent and may result in a lien being placed against your property.
Both the North Allegheny School District and the Town of McCandless have established an optional installment payment plan that consists of 3 equal payments.
- The plan is open to taxpayers that have been granted a homestead/farmstead exclusion. To check the status/eligibility of your property or to apply for the homestead/farmstead exclusion contact the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments.
- To choose the payment plan option simply pay the first installment amount on or before the due date of August 31st.
- Once you have made a timely first payment you will be sent two additional billing notices with the due dates of October 31st and December 31st. Payments received after these due dates are subject to a 10% penalty. If a single installment payment is more than 10 days late or if both installments are late for any period of time, then you are ineligible for the installment plan the following year.
Taxpayers that have applied and been approved for the Allegheny County Act 77 Senior Citizen Tax Relief Discount will also receive a 30% discount on the Town of McCandless portion of their real estate tax bill.