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    The Southern York County School District finances its operation from three sources of revenue: federal, state, and local. The federal portion is relatively small, consisting of less than 3% of the revenue total.  The state share is projected to be only 31% of the total.  The local portion, generated primarily by direct payments of district residents through taxes, makes up the difference. This portion, because of reduced state support, has steadily increased in recent years, currently comprising around 66% of the District's revenue stream.

    Real Estate Tax - The 2023-2024 real estate tax is 19.91 mills (.01991) times the assessed value of property. Property assessment values are determined by the York County Assessment Office - not the school district. The assessed value is not necessarily the fair market value or the purchase price.  This year the real estate tax bills will be mailed to property owners on July 1.  Delinquent real estate taxes (taxes unpaid after December 31) are turned over to the York County Tax Claim Bureau for collection.

    Earned Income Tax - Residents of the District are required to pay 1.3% of their earned income tax (salaries, wages, business profits, etc.) to the York Adams Tax Bureau.  The Bureau, in turn, distributes .5% to the municipality (borough or township) of the taxpayer's residence and 0.8% is forwarded to the school district.  Pennsylvania employers will deduct the income tax from your pay.  If you are self-employed, you must pay the required amount to the Bureau by April 15 (for the preceding calendar year).  Self-employed persons are required to make quarterly payments to the Bureau.  For additional information, please visit the York Adams Tax Bureau Website at

    If you are new to York County, please click here for more information. 

    Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights Notification - You are entitled to receive an explanation of your rights with regard to the audit, appeal, enforcement, refund, and collection of local taxes.  Contact the School District Business Office for additional information.

    Property Tax Rebate Program - The School District offers a property tax rebate program.  If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower (50 or older), or permanently disabled, owning and occupying a home in the district, you could qualify.  Eligibility is also based on income for the entire household. The 2023-24 application will be available by February 1, 2024.  The deadline for filing is May 15, 2024. 

    Homestead/Farmstead Information - How to enter your property information.

    Contact Information - You may contact the District Business Office at 717-235-4811, Extension 7300, or email at for additional information. 

    Landlord Information - Tenant Registration Form. Local Ordinances require all Landlords to register rental property including name and address of tenants within 10 days of each move-in or move-out date.  If you have any questions call the Business Office at 717-235-4811 ext. 7300.