The Tax Office produces and collects tax revenues and census information for the school district.
*Please Note: For online tax payments, please refer to the Tax Payment Instructions link to the right*
School tax bills are produced and mailed every July 1. The revenue is collected July-December each year before any unpaid bills are turned over to the Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau for collection. Throughout the year Interim tax bills are issued to all properties with new construction or an improvement. Interims are issued after the Lancaster County Assessment Office assigns an assessed value to the property. The office also provides tax certifications to settlement/mortgage companies when properties are sold or refinanced.
The school district is required to conduct a census of all properties within the district each year. We produce and mail our census forms each spring. After the information is entered, a second and third mailing is sent to all those households who do not respond.
Tax Certification Details
Tax information is provided to a settlement company or tax service by tax certification only. Certification must be requested in writing by fax or mail. No verbals given.
Fee: $25.00 per parcel. Checks are made payable to the Hempfield School District.
- Name of current owner
- Property Address
- Parcel Number
A request and copy of the check may be faxed to the tax office at (717) 898-5641 or the request along with the check may be mailed to the contact information listed on the right side of this page. Requests are usually processed within 24 hours and will either be faxed back (if number is provided) or mailed back if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the request.