Holly K. Liska

Hanover Borough Tax Collector

279 Frederick St. REAR  Hanover PA 17331-2326

Office: 717-633-5444


UPDATED 6/1/23:

Per Capita Tax Eliminated
We are delighted to announce that NEITHER Hanover Borough NOR Hanover Public School District are issuing new Per Capita bills as of 2023. This is the $5.00 bill that was typically issued on February 15 each year AND the $10 or $20 bill that was typically issued on July 1 each year. You will no longer owe this tax for 2023 and beyond.

We have received some questions regarding the elimination of this tax. Per Capita accounted for just 1% of the total revenue raised for the Borough and the School District through taxation. Enumeration of the rolls for this tax was abandoned by the County in 2016. Since that time, enumeration has been handled by our office and/or York Adams Tax Bureau and this process has proven to be a very inefficient and cumbersome, particularly in light of the small percentage of total reveue that was raisied as a result of assessing this tax. For the 2023 tax year, we were finally able to work hand in hand with the Borough and the School district to absorb the impact of eliminating this tax. The elimination of per capita does represent a change of income and workflow for our office, as well, and as a result, we will be making an adjustment to our office hours (detailed below).

Please direct ANY questions for Per Capita bills from ALL past due prior years to York Adams Tax Bureau. Our office has no involvement in or information about the collection of delinquent per capita taxes. You can contact YATB at 717-845-1584 or visit their website at yatb.com

UPDATED 6/1/23:

Office Hours Update

Please be advised that due to the elimination of the per capita tax, we will be making some changes to our office hours. The elimination of this tax represents a 60% reduction in the number of bills issued by our office to be collected and administered. As a result, we are making a 45% reduction in office hours. 86% of real estate taxes are paid during the discount period, so we will leave the hours unchanged during those periods to maintain the same level of convenience for our taxpayers. 

We are changing our non-discount office hours effective July 1, 2023 to better reflect the way that our workload and traffic flow change at different times of the year and to better manage our office expenses. Cutting back our hours reduces our payroll expenses and our energy costs, which allows us to recoup a portion our lost revenue due to elimination of this tax.

During discount, we will continue to be open Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, but during all other weeks during the year, we will be open Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. We will still use our scheduled full week closures to further cut expenses 

This does mean that we will run a higher risk of interim billing due dates falling on a day that our office is not open. As we have always done in the past, when a due date falls on a day that our office is closed, we will always accept that payment at the preferential rate on the next business day. 


February 15 - April 15 (peak/discount)
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

April 16 - June 30 (non-peak)
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

July 1 - September 1 (peak/discount)
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

September 2 - February 14 (non-peak)
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Closed select weeks (see billing insert) and all Holidays
Closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day,       Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Check WGAL for weather-related closures and delays

UPDATED 6/1/23:

Functions of this office

Please be advised that our office collects ONLY Real Estate Taxes and only those that are for the current tax year (including interim taxes originally billed after September1 of the preceding year) for properties located in the Hanover Borough in Hanover, PA (map & parcel numbers beginning 67-000).

We DO NOT collect nor are we able to provide information regarding: 

*Federal Income Taxes
contact IRS or your local tax preparer

*State Income Taxes
contact PA Dept. of Revenue or your local tax preparer

*Local Earned Income Tax (EIT)
contact YATB 717-845-1584 or your local tax preparer

*Local Services Tax (LST)
contact YATB 717-845-1584 or your employer

*any payroll taxes
contact YATB 717-845-1584 or your employer

*Delinquent Per Capita taxes
contact YATB 717-845-1584

*Delinquent Real Estate Taxes
contact York County Tax Claim 717-771-9205

UPDATED 6/28/21:

We moved on July 1, 2021

Please double check the address when mailing your bill or visiting our office. Our phone and email have remained the same. We are located at 279 Frederick St. REAR, Hanover, PA 17331

At our new location, enjoy easier and more plentiful parking, a simpler and more secure drop box, and a spacious lobby.


CASH POLICY: Cash payments are limited to $100.00 in total.