Tax Collection

Real Estate Tax

Wendi Rowley is the Elected Tax Collector for Schwenksville Borough.  Serving Schwenksville and the Perkiomen Valley School District since 2008, her current term will expire at the end of 2017.  She collects Real Estate taxes from Schwenksville Borough property owners as assessed by Montgomery County and by rates set by Perkiomen Valley School District, Montgomery County and Schwenksville Borough.     As an Elected Official, Ms. Rowley is not an employee of Schwenksville Borough and does not have a permanent office at Borough Hall.    Tax Payers can pay their taxes by one of the following means:

  • Specific Office Hours at Borough Hall 140 Main Street are determined annually and listed on the tax bill.  Her Hours for 2017 will  be :

             4/25, 4/27, 6/29, 12/15  from 6pm-7pm.

  • In person or mailed to Schwenksville Post Office Box #92, Schwenksville PA 19473 (U.S. Postmark is accepted as on-time and noted as the received date)
  • A drop box available at Borough Hall during normal Borough Hall Business Hours.  Schwenksville Borough Staff is not responsible for attesting to dates and times of payments submitted at Borough Hall.
  • By special appointment, made in advance directly with Wendi Rowley – please call 610.287.8379

** If you would like a receipted tax bill, please mail both portions of your tax bill

and a self-addressed. sealed envelope to receive a proper receipt.

All correspondence should be sent to the following address or via email: 

Wendi Rowley
P.O. Box 92
Schwenksville, PA 19473
 http://schwenksville-pa.org/government/tax-collection

Tel. 610-287-8379

email: borotaxcollector@yahoo.com

 

In 2017 Montgomery County increased taxes to create a new revenue stream for the Montgomery County Community College.  A Letter from Montgomery County explaining the additional tax is prepared for distribution to all tax payers.

In addition, Schwenksville Borough Council voted 4-1 to raise the Borough General Tax 1 mill.  The additional tax revenues estimated to yield $50,000 in additional revenue will help off-set a declining real property total assessed value, declining Earned Income Revenues, additional maintenance expenses and continued progress on capital improvements planned for the Borough. For the median home value of $156,000 the property owner will be asked to pay a total Borough tax of $998.40.

Tax increases are passed by Borough Council after publication of a legal notice for the adoption of an Ordinance to set Tax Rates.  Public comments were taken both via written comments submitted to Council in advance of the published meeting date and from tax payers present at the December Council Meeting.   Any public comments should be addressed to Borough Council and can be submitted to 140 Main Street, Schwenksville-pa.org or via email to the attention of the Borough Secretary gail@schwenksville-pa.org.

 

 TAX RATES 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
School Tax 31.6  30.87 mills 30.87 mills  30.51 mills   29.240 mills 29.240 mills
 County Tax 3.849 3.459   3.152 mills  3.152 mills  3.152 mills 3.152 mills
 Borough General Tax 5.94 mills 4.94 mills   4.44 mills  3.94 mills 3.940 mills  3.940 mills
 Borough Library .100 mills .100 mills   .100 mills .100 mills  .100 mills   .100 mills
 Borough Fire Tax .360 mills  .360 mills  .360 mills  .360 mills .360 mills  .360 mills
 TOTAL 41.849 39.729  38.562 mills   36.792 mills 36.792 mills  36.792 mills

The tax for Schwenksville Borough residents is 1.4% of earned income.  Act 32 of 2008 restructured the Earned Income Tax Collection System for all Pennsylvania Local Governments and School Districts.  Under Act 32, the earned income tax collection process has been restructured creating 69 county-wide tax collection districts (TCDs).  The Montgomery County TCD completed a competitive proposal process and selected Berkheimer Tax Administrator to collect taxes on its behalf.

Berkehimer Tax Administrator has detailed information for employers and tax payers on their website: www.hab-inc.com.  You will be able to find information such as the tax rate, filing dates and employer withholding requirements.  We encourage you to take advantage of the fast and easy e-filing for individuals and employers, offered by Berkheimer.  You may also telephone them at 610-599-3139.

Print Friendly
Schwenksville Borough
140 Main Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473
(610) 287-7442 Phone
(610) 287-8098 Fax

Hours of Operation
M-Thursday 9 AM- 5 PM
Friday 9 AM- 2 PM

Events Calendar