Property Taxes

City of Corry Property Taxes

All owners of taxable real property in the City of Corry (vacant land or residential, commercial, and other structures) are subject to a real estate tax each year. All property owners in the Township pay three different kinds of real estate (property) tax. The Township levies the local tax, Erie County levies the County real estate tax and the Corry Area School District levies the school real estate tax. Those components are as follows:

  • County Taxes
  • City/Township Taxes
  • School Taxes
  • Library Taxes are also issued with the School Taxes

In Corry, these taxes are broken up and due at different points in the year. In the Spring, we send you the County and City/Township taxes on March 1st of every year. The School and Library taxes are sent out on July 1st of every year. In addition, the annual Per Capita tax is sent out on July 1st of every year as well.

You can also view your property tax amounts on the Erie County Website.

Click on the link to access the website and type in your address or parcel number to view your property.

Once a tax bill is sent out, you have a certain amount of time to pay the tax bill before it becomes past due. Also, the City offers a discount period, face amount period, and a penalty period. If you pay your taxes during the discount period, then you receive a discount on the full amount of your taxes. If you pay during the face amount period, then you pay the total amount of your tax bill. If you pay during the penalty period you pay the full tax bill plus an amount of penalty. That schedule is as follows:

County & City/Township Taxes

Mailed on March 1st of every year

  • Discount Period = March 1st to April 30th (2% Discount)
  • Face Amount Period = May 1st to June 30th
  • Penalty Period = July 1st to December 31st (10% Penalty)
    • Taxes become delinquent on July 1st. Payment will be received at the City of Corry Tax Office through December 30. Real Estate taxes not received by December 31 will no longer be accepted at the City of Corry Tax Office, and will be turned over to the Erie County Tax Claim Bureau for collections.

School & Library Taxes (& Per Capita Taxes)

Mailed on August 1st of every year

  • Discount Period = August 1st. to September 30th (2% Discount)
  • Face Amount Period = October 1st to November 30th
  • Penalty Period = December 1st to December 31st (10% Penalty)
    • Taxes become delinquent on December 1st. Payment will be received at the City of Corry Tax Office through December 31st. Real Estate taxes not received by December 31 will no longer be accepted at the City of Corry Tax Office and will be turned over to the Erie County Tax Claim Bureau for collections.

The School District tax bill may be paid in installments: NO DISCOUNT ALLOWED.

  • FIRST (1ST) installment payment MUST be postmarked by September 30 to qualify for the installment payment option.
  • SECOND (2ND) installment due: November 30
  • THIRD (3RD) installment due: October 31
  • A 10% penalty is added for late payment of 2nd/3rd installments

Effect of Failure to Receive Tax Notice "Failure to receive tax notice shall not relieve any taxpayer from the payment of any taxes imposed by any taxing district, and such taxpayer shall be charged with his taxes as though he had received notice."

How Are Property Taxes Calculated?

In The City of Corry, property taxes are calculated using mill rates. The mill rate is the amount of tax payable per dollar of assessed value of a property. The mill rate is also known as the millage rate. The term "millage" is derived from a Latin word "millesimum" meaning "thousandth," with 1 mill being equal to 1/1,000th of a currency unit. As used in relation to property tax, 1 mill is equal to $1 in property tax, which is levied per every $1,000 of a property's determined taxable value.

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed, taxable property value by the mill rate, and then dividing that sum by 1,000. The formula is as follows:

Property tax levied on property = (mill rate x taxable property value) / 1,000

For example, if the mill rate is 10 and a taxpayer's personal residence has a taxable value of $100,000, then using the formula, the homeowner's property tax bill for his residence is $1,000. So that means for every $1,000 of assessed value, $10 is owed in property taxes.

What are the current mill rates in Corry?

The below table are the millage rates in Corry. To calculate taxes based on this table, multiply the appropriate millage rate by your properties total taxable value.

Year

County Municipality Cnty/Muni Total 2019-20 School Cnty/Muni/Schl Total  

2019

0.00571 0.01035 0.01606      
2018 0.00541 0.01035 0.01576 0.014074 0.029834  
2017 0.00541 0.01035 0.01576 0.013968 0.029728  

*The school millage rates come out later in the year, so if the school column is blank then the rates have not been released yet.

To view further history and millage rates of other municipalities, view the Erie County Website below:

https://www.eriecountypa.gov/property-tax-records/property-records/millage-rates.aspx

What Happens When Property Taxes Are Not Paid?

All taxes are due by December 31st of each year. If property taxes are not paid by this date, then they are turned over to the County to begin the tax collection process.

If taxes continue to go unpaid, then the property will eventually be put up for tax sale. For further information on tax sales, please visit the Erie County website below to learn more:

https://www.eriecountypa.gov/property-tax-records/sales.aspx

Paying Delinquent Property Taxes

Delinquent property taxes are handled through the Erie County Courthouse. Please click here to see the Erie County website for further information.

The Erie County Courthouse is located at 140 West 6th Street, room 110 and is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Erie County Tax Claims Bureau can be reached at 814-451-6206 and their email is taxclaims@eriecountypa.gov

Who Collects Taxes In Corry?

The Treasurer of The City of Corry. Our current tax collector is Donna Huffman and her contact info is as follows:

100 S. Center St.
Corry, PA 16407
Phone: 814-663-7041 Ext.
 

Where Can Property Taxes Be Paid?

Property taxes can be paid with a check via mail or can be paid in person at the City offices located at:

100 S. Center St.
Corry, PA 16407
 
Please make checks payable to "City Treasurer"
 

How can I get my property reassessed?

File an application for reassessment with the Erie County Assessment Office by 8/31 of each year. Applications are available at the Assessment Office, Erie County Court House, 140 West 6 Street, Erie, PA 16511 or on the Erie County website