Tax Payment Info
All original tax bills are mailed to the last known post office address of each taxpayer as provided by the Chester County Assessment Office. If your mortgage company is paying your taxes from an escrow account, please make a copy of the bill for your records and forward the entire original bill to your mortgage company.
When making payment, write the bill number on your check or money order and include the appropriate bill stub. There is a $25 return check fee.
Payments must be postmarked or processed by the bank by the due date. Postage meter stamps are not accepted unless canceled by the US Postal Service. Incorrect payment amounts, partial payments, incomplete checks, or postdated checks will not be accepted. The bank will not process checks when the amount written in words on the legal line is incorrect.
No payments of 2018-19 annual bills will be accepted after December 31, 2018. All unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Chester County Tax Claim Bureau (610-344-6360). Unpaid taxes will be subject to penalty, interest, and filing fees.
To Pay Current or Interim 2018-19 Real Estate Taxes by Mail, or Overnight via USPS, UPS, or FedEx:
Mail check or money order and bill stub to:
Keystone Collections Group
P.O. Box 505
Irwin, PA 15642
To Pay Current or Interim 2018-19 Real Estate Taxes in Person or Online
Please reference the Keystone FAQ
To Pay Interim Taxes for Periods Effective Prior to July 1, 2018
The District has contracted with Keystone Collections Group to bill and collect all real estate taxes with an effective date of July 1, 2018 or later. Interim tax billings for periods prior to this will still be billed and collected by the District. To determine if your interim tax bill should be made payable to the Avon Grove School District or to Keystone Collections Group, please refer to the "Make Checks Payable To" line in the top left corner of your tax bill.
Property owners who receive an interim bill payable to the Avon Grove School District may pay by mail, in person, or online. Tax payers may send their check or money order and bill stub to:
Avon Grove School District
PO Box 37838
Baltimore, MD 21297-7838
Checks or money orders are also accepted in person at any Pennsylvania branch of BB&T bank. Bring the entire bill with you when making payments. Payments cannot be accepted at any school district building.
Property owners may also pay their interim tax bills online via the Official Payments, Inc. website with an e-check, or a credit/debit card. Official Payments accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards; American Express cards are not accepted.
Please visit the Official Payments website and enter your bill number in order to pay your interim tax bill online.
Annual Real Estate Tax Due Dates
The taxpayer has the option to pay the taxes due as a single payment or in three installments by the following due dates:
Discount Amount (face minus 2%) on or before August 31
Face Amount on or before October 31
Penalty Amount (face plus 10%) after October 31
An installment payment option is available for all properties. Installments are divided into three equal payments based on the face amount due. Discounts are not allowed on installment payments.
1st installment on or before August 31
2nd installment on or before September 30
3rd installment on or before October 31
If the 1st installment is not received by the due date of August 31, you will not be eligible for the installment option and must use the single payment option. A 10% penalty will be charged on late payment of the 2nd and 3rd installments. Installment payments must be made in order. That is, the 2nd installment will not be accepted unless the 1st has been paid, and the 3rd installment will not be accepted until the 1st and 2nd have been paid.