Tax Knowledge Base
All property owners in Wilkinsburg pay Property Taxes to three bodies:
- The Borough rate is 14 mils
- The School District rate is 24.5 mils
- The County rate is 4.73 mils
To estimate the yearly taxes use the “Assessed Value” of a house. You can use the Allegheny County web site to search for a property and find the “Assessed Value”. For new sales where it is likely the value will increase, you can estimate this based on the Market Value multiplied by the Common Level Ratio (63.6%). Find the Market Value using a website like Zillow or Realtor.com.
If you plan on investing significant amounts into a property there is a Tax Abatement program available to ensure a gradual increase if the property is reassessed due to improvements. This program establishes a Ten Year gradual increase in taxes to meet the new assessed value after improvements.
Read more in the Form on the page linked above, or click here for the full description in the Borough Code.
Other Taxes / Fees
Additional taxes and fees apply to Wilkinsburg Residents.
- Earned Income Tax (1%)
- Business Privilege Tax
- $1.50 per $1,000 of retail receipts
- $1.000 per $1,000 of wholesale receipts
- Local Services Tax ($52 per year, subject to income limits)
- Municipal Service Fee ($200 per year, covering Trash and Recycling)
Current Property Tax, or Business Privilege Tax
Main Number (Toll Free, Automated)
Business Privilege Tax (Toll free)
Property Tax (Toll Free, Automated)
Per Capita & Assessment (Current Only)
Earned Income Tax or Local Services Tax
Main Number (Direct)
Delinquent Real Estate Tax or Delinquent Municipal Service Fees
Main Number (ask for Doug Ryan)
(412) 242-9615 x204
Municipal Service Fees
Water and Sewer
Water rates are established by the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority who establish their own rates. Sewer rates are established by Alcosan with approval of the Borough of Wilkinsburg Council. Both are collected by the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority.