Real Estate Taxes
Your real estate taxes are based on the current assessed value of your property multiplied by the current millage rate. The Spring real estate tax is Municipal and County taxes. Ephrata Township's 2020 millage rate is 1.27 and Lancaster County's 2020 millage rate is 2.911. For example, if the assessed value of your property is $100,000, your Township real estate taxes would be $127.00 and your Lancaster County real estate taxes would be $291.10. The fall real estate tax is School taxes. The 2019 - 2020 Ephrata Area School District tax millage rate is 17.25.
The municipal millage rate (currently 1.27 mills) is determined by the Board of Supervisors and adopted by Resolution as part of the Township's budget by December 31st of each year. Your Ephrata Township tax dollars help support 24-hour a day police protection, public work's department services, parks/recreation, and general operating expenses.
All Lancaster County and Ephrata Township real estate taxes are collected by Lancaster County. Bills are mailed by the County around March 1 of each year. If you have any questions about your taxes or property assessment, please contact the Lancaster County at 717-299-8222.
For questions regarding your Ephrata Area School District real estate taxes, please call the School District Office at 717-721-1587. School District tax bills are mailed around July 1 each year and are payable by mail or at the Fulton Bank in Ephrata.