residents, property taxes are one of the most
misunderstood aspects of municipal government.
Complaints are often voiced to Township personnel that
the municipal property taxes are too high. In fact,
Dingman Township's municipal property taxes are among
the lowest in Pike County. The Dingman Township Board
of Supervisors constantly strives to keep municipal
property taxes as low as possible while still
maintaining quality services. The confusion stems from
the fact that while property taxes are collected by the
Dingman Township Tax Collector, the majority of the tax
money goes to the County and School District.
Dingman Township does NOT have an Earned Income
Property Tax System Works
Pike County Tax Assessor determines the value of every
property in the county.
Pike County Commissioners determine the percentage of
the property value to be taxed. Currently, only 25% of
the assessed value is taxed.
taxing entities (Pike County, Delaware Valley School
District, and Dingman Township) create their annual
budgets and determine the amount of money that must be
raised through property taxes. The taxing entities then
determine the amount of millage they will need to
collect in order to raise that amount.
A mil is
equal to 1/1000 of a dollar. Therefore a property
assessed at $100,000.00 would be taxed based on
$25,000.00. A one mil tax rate result in a tax bill of
Dingman Township Tax Collector mails tax bills to the
property owners who in turn send their payments to the
Township tax collector.
Tax Collector sends the collected tax revenue to the
appropriate taxing entity.
Delaware Valley School District taxed Dingman Township
property at a rate of 100.87 mils. Pike County set
a 18.25 mil rate, while Dingman Township set their taxes
at 6 mils. There is also a 1 mil fire tax to help
support the two fire departments that serve the
Township. Based on these rates our hypothetical
$100,000.00 property would be expected to pay the
Valley School District 100.87 mils or $
18.25 mils or $
6.0 mils or $ 150.00
1.0 mil or $ 25.00
Dingman Township Compare to Neighboring Municipalities?
does Dingman Township have one of the lowest township
property tax rates in Pike County, but it is quite a
bargain compared to several of it's neighbors. In 2013,
Milford Borough taxed its properties 46.10mils.
Matamoras Borough 45.45 mils, Westfall Township 31.20
mils, Milford Township 9 mils and Delaware Township