Real Estate Tax
4.50 mills for General Purpose
Equates to $450 per $100,000 of assessed property value
Homestead Exemption available to active, residential home owners (more info)
Reduces assessed property value by up to $50,000 for taxing purposes
Earned Income Tax
1.5% of income for Borough residents
1.0% for Borough and 0.5% for General McLane School District (GMSD)
Local Services Tax
$1 per week worked in the Borough ($52/year)
$5 for GMSD and balance to Borough
To be used for emergency services (police and fire)
Real Estate Transfer Tax
1.5% of property transfers within the Borough
1.0% for Borough and 0.5% for GMSD
Real Estate Tax Collector
Office open March 1 - November 1
Tuesdays from Noon - 4 p.m.
P.O. Box 374
Edinboro, PA 16412
Earned Income Tax &
Local Service Tax Collector
Berkheimer Tax Administrator
3608 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Since 2008, the Borough of Edinboro has allowed a $50,000 Homestead Exemption for residential home owners.
The Exemption is applied to the property value before property tax is computed. You are not guaranteed a Homestead Exemption unless and until you apply and receive active status from the tax assessor. The application must be signed by an owner for whom the property is his or her primary residence. If the property has more than one owner, signatures of additional owners are not required.
Applications must be in to the Assessment Office by March 1 the following tax year. Only a primary residence of an owner of the property may receive the Homestead Exemption. This is where you intend to reside permanently. You may be asked to provide proof that this property is your primary residence, such as your driver's license, your voter registration card, your personal income tax form, or your local earned income tax form. If you claim another state as your primary residence, or another county in PA, the Homestead Exemption can only be claimed once. If you claim another property as a primary residence or if you receive a Homestead tax abatement or other Homestead benefit from any other county or state, you can not claim it here.
When you have any changes in use, the property no longer qualifies for the Homestead Exemption. Property owners must notify the assessor within 45 days of the change in use. If the use of your property changes and you are not sure if it still qualifies for the Homestead Exemption, you should contact the Assessment Office at 814-451-6225.