# Washington County, PA - How to calculate the property taxes?

How do I calculate my property taxes in Washington County?

Step 1 - How do I calculate my property taxes for my home? The first step in calculating your Washington County property taxes is to lookup your assessment. Go to the Washington County web site, and obtain the millage rate and follow the example below. I encourage you to read the Washington County search tutorial to navigate the various screens.
Washington Search Tutorial

Step - 2 - On a piece of paper, draw a chart similar to the one below and write in the tax rate (mills) for your township, borough, school district and Washington County. Be careful with the decimals and multiply the millage rates by the assessment. That's all there is to it. See below for the calculation for the City of Washington, Pennsylvania.

Washington County Pennsylvania - Property Tax Calculation
Municipality County Assessment   Tax Rate   ANNUAL TAX
CECIL \$44,769 X 0.016 = \$716.30
Canon Mac \$44,769 X 0.10541 = \$4,719.10
Washington County \$44,769 X 0.0249 = \$1,114.74
TOTAL     0.14631   \$6,550.15

City of Washington Pennsylvania - The tax rate for land and buildings is different. The tax rate is higher for land than for buildings. So here's a chart to help you calculate the property taxes in the City of Washington.

Washington County Pennsylvania - Property Tax Calculation
City of Washington County Assessment   Tax Rate   Annual Tax Total Tax
Land \$10,000 X 0.10763 = \$1,076.30 \$1,076.30
Building \$40,000 X 0.0035 = \$140.00 \$140.00
Total \$1,216.30

Washington School District County Assessment   Tax Rate   Annual Tax Total Tax
Land \$10,000 X 0.13000 = \$1,300.00 \$1,300.00
Building \$40,000 X 0.13000 = \$5,200.00 \$5,200.00
Total \$6,500.00

Washington County County Assessment   Tax Rate   Annual Tax Total Tax
\$50,000 X 0.0249 = \$1,245.00 \$1,245.00
TOTAL \$8,961.30