Personal Property Tax
Ways to Pay
The Personal Property tax rate for 2021 is $4 per $100 of assessed value. The rate is set annually by the York County Board of Supervisors in the month of May. The tax is assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue, and collected by the Treasurer.
If you buy or sell a vehicle during the year, the vehicle will be subject to a prorated tax. If you move into or out of York County, your vehicle may be subject to a prorated tax. The Commissioner of the Revenue must be notified of any status changes.
Personal Property Tax Relief
The amount of car tax relief (personal car, motorcycle, and pickup or panel truck having a registered gross weight of less than 7,501 pounds) is based upon total dollars from the Commonwealth, divided by the total tax of all qualifying vehicles in the County of York. York County Ordinance 05 to 28 allocates this relief to the first $20,000 of value. 2021 Tax Relief is at 48.5%.
Visit the Personal Property Tax Relief page or the Vehicle Registration page for more information.
Penalty is 2% if paid within the month due. The penalty will increase to $10 or 10% , whichever is greater, but not to exceed the amount of the tax on any remaining balance. The penalty is calculated separately for each taxable item
Interest is accrued at an annual rate of 10% until payment in full is received.
****In accordance with York County Emergency Ordinance 20-8, certain delinquent 2020 taxes have a reduced penalty of 2% until June 31, 2021 (or as long as the ordinance remains in effect as approved by the York County Board of Supervisors.
Additionally, certain taxes have a reduced annual interest rate of 2% until June 31, 2021 (or as long as the ordinance remains in effect as approved by the York County Board of Supervisors).****