Tax Certification Request Procedure

a year ago

The steps to request a tax certification are as follows:

  1. Certification must be requested in writing to Donegal School District, Tax Office, 1051 Koser Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552 and accompanied with the $25.00 certification fee made payable to Donegal School District. We can accept the request via mail or by fax (717) 492-1350.
  2. The certification will be faxed back to the requestor within approximately two business days from when the request is received.
  3. All requests must contain the following information:

-         Name of current owner

-         Property Address

-         Tax Map Number

-         Municipality

-         Your Company Name

-         Your Fax Number

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (717) 492-1310 or email

Tax Programs

3 months ago

The Donegal School District administers various taxes. Currently the District collects the following taxes:
Real Estate Tax - 19.0866 millage rate
Occupation Tax - $5.00 per person employed within the district
Real Estate Transfer Tax - 0.5%
Earned Income Tax - 0.5%
The Donegal School District annual census forms have been mailed. Forms should have been received mid March. Please return promptly. If you did not receive a form, please call the Census Office at 717-492-1310. Thank you.

Important Dates:  

Real Estate Tax bills issued


Full Payment Plan  
Discount due by     8/31/2021
Base due by  10/31/2021
Penalty due by 12/31/2021
Installment Plan  
1st Installment due by   8/31/2021
2nd Installment due by 
3rd Installment due by 12/31/2021
 Final due date to pay taxes

Please Note:  Due to changes made by the US Post Office, mail is postmarked the NEXT business day.  Please take this into consideration when mailing your payment.  If you don’t receive your tax bill(s) by mid-July or if you have any questions regarding these taxes, please contact the Tax Office at 717-492-1310.

Pennsylvania Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program

a year ago

Many older adults live on fixed incomes, but their property taxes or rent continue to climb. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program can help reduce these expenses. Please see below for FAQs regarding this program:

Q: What is this program and who is eligible?

A: This Pennsylvania Lottery-funded rebate program benefits those age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Rebate amounts vary from $250 - $650 or more depending on the filer’s status. To be eligible, the annual income limit for homeowners cannot exceed $35,000 or $15,000 for renters. Only half of Social Security income is included in this calculation.

Q: Is there a deadline to apply?

A: Yes, the deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in the previous year is June 30th of the current year. For example, the deadline to apply for a rebate for property taxes or rent paid in 2016 is June 30, 2017.

Q: Where can I get an application?

A: Applications can be downloaded from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s website, requested by email (, or by calling (800) 362-2050. Forms are also available at your local state legislator’s office or calling the Lancaster County Office of Aging (717) 299-7979.

Q: Where can I get help filling out the application?

A: You may download instructions at or call (888) 222-9190. Assistance is also available at most state legislators’ offices or by calling the Lancaster County Office of Aging at (717) 299-7979.

Q: How long will it take to get my rebate after I’ve submitted my application?

A: The Revenue Department starts mailing rebate checks for property taxes or rent paid in the previous year on July 1st. For example, rebate checks for property taxes or rent paid in 2016 is July 1, 2017. To check on the status of your rebate claim, call toll-free: 1-888-222-9190.

A stamped receipt from Donegal School District is considered required documentation as part of the application process. Receipts for payment can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed, or picked up in person from the Tax Office. If a mailed receipt is desired please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Tax Office.