Tax Information

The tax office produces and collects tax revenues and census information for the School District. School real estate tax bills are produced and mailed July 1 of each year. Tax revenue is collected July through December. See payment due dates below. 

Throughout the year, interim tax bills are issued to those properties with new construction or improvements. Interims are issued after the Lancaster County Assessment Office assigns an assessed value to the property. Any questions concerning assessments should be directed to the Lancaster County Assessment Office at (717) 299-8381.

The School District is required to conduct a census of all properties within the District each year. The census forms are mailed out each spring. This information is strictly confidential and is only used for Cocalico School District purposes.

Tax Payments

Tax payments are accepted (1) in person at any Fulton Bank branch; (2) at the Cocalico Business Office*; (3) by checks mailed to Cocalico Tax Account, PO Box 4516, Lancaster, PA 17604-4516; or (4) by credit card using Official Payments at (800) 272-9829. Official Payments does charge a convenience fee. They will ask for a jurisdiction code. The jurisdiction code for Cocalico is 4869; School Code: 36130; County Code: 3.

* A secure, locked drop box outside of the Central Administration Office is NOW available for tax payments to be dropped off after hours.

Important Payment Dates

  • Full Payment Plan
    • 2% discount due by August 31
    • Face amount due by October 31
    • 10% penalty due by December 31
  • Installment Plan (first payment must be made by August 31 to be eligible for this plan)
    • 1st Installment - August 31
    • 2nd Installment - October 31
    • 3rd Installment - December 31

The final due date for all property tax payments is December 31. Unpaid balances will be turned over to the Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau for collection. The Tax Claim Bureau's phone number is (717) 299-8232.

Tax Calculation

2024-2025 Millage Rate -21.2683

For the homeowner with an assessment of $100,000, the 2024-2025 tax rate equates to a dollar amount of $2,126.83.

$100,000 x .0212683 = $2,126.83

Additional Information

For additional information on taxes or related topics, please refer to the documents below. If you have any questions concerning your bill, please call the Cocalico School District Tax Office at (717) 336-1406.