Westmoreland County, PA - How to calculate your property taxes



How do I look up my property assessment in Westmoreland County PA?

The Assessment Search Tutorial will thoroughly explain the procedure of searching the property assessment on the Westmoreland web site.

How do I calculate the property taxes for my home?

Step 1 - The first step in calculating your Westmoreland County property taxes is to search for your assessment. Find your property assessment on the Westmoreland Assessment Page (a new window will open up in your browser)
Step 2 - Find the local, school, and Westmoreland tax rates here:
2014 Borough & Township Tax Rates
2014 - 2015 School District Tax Rates
and return to this page.

Confused EmoticonStep 3 - Draw a simple chart like the one below.

Step 4 - Working with decimals can be awfully confusing and subject to error, so divide the result by 1,000 to arrive at the annual tax bill for the Westmoreland properties.

Which municipality in Westmoreland County has the highest tax millage rate? Which municipality has the lowest rate? Read more

Westmoreland PA - Property Tax Calculation
TAXING BODY ASSESSMENT   TAX MILLS   DIVIDE BY 1,000 ANNUAL TAX
Adamsburg $23,500 X 2.80 = $65,800.00 $65.800
Hempfield Area School District $23,500 X 70.15 = $1,648,525.00 $1,648.53
Westmoreland County $23,500 X 20.99 = $493,265.00 $493.27
TOTAL     93.94     $2,702.50

What's a mill and why do I need to divide by 1,000?
A "mill" is one thousandths or - .001, however, Westmoreland lists the tax rates as:

Westmoreland PA - Property Tax Calculation
TAXING BODY LISTED TAX MILLS   CORRECT DECIMAL
ADAMS Township 2.80   0.0028
Mars Area School District 70.15   0.07015
Westmoreland 20.99   0.02099
TOTAL 93.94   0.09394

So just add up the tax millage and multiply the total by the Westmoreland assessment and divide by 1,000, or you can use the Westmoreland tax calculator - Property Tax Calculator