The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors determines the annual millage rate for the Real Estate Tax at the time that the budget is adopted each year. The Bucks County Board of Assessment determines the assessment of each property. The Real Estate Tax is calculated by multiplying the appropriate millage by the assessed value as determined by the Bucks County Board of Assessment.
The total Real Estate Tax rate for the 2015 calendar year is 17.570 mills of assessed valuation. The tax is broken down as follows:
General Fund - 7.34 mills
Street Light Fund - 0.988 mills
Fire Protection Fund - 1.37500 mills
Park and Recreation Fund - 1.92 mills
Ambulance and Rescue Fund - 0.395 mills
Road Machinery Fund - 0.30 mills
Fire Hydrant Fund - 0.107 mills
Debt Service Fund - 5.145 mills
One mill is equal to $1 of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
On March 1 of each year the Tax Collector mails the combined municipal and county real estate tax bills. These bills are mailed either to the property owner, their mortgage company, or their designated agent. Payments received by April 30th are eligible for a two percent discount. The face tax is due no later than June 30, and a 10 percent penalty is added to any unpaid tax on July 1. The final deadline for the payment of Real Estate Taxes to the Tax Collector is December 31st. Failure to pay by that deadline results in a lien being placed on the property and collection through the Bucks County County Tax Claim Bureau.
The Tax Collector is an elected position. Questions regarding Real Estate Taxes, Interim Real Estate Taxes, and Per Capita Taxes should be directed to the Tax Collector holding the office during the period the tax was billed as follows:
Middletown Tax Collector
2222 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056
(215) 945-1777 (office)
(215) 945-2122 (fax)
If you need to request a refund of real estate taxes due to a reduction or reassessment notice from the Bucks County Board of Assessments, please click here for instructions.