responsibilities of the Department:
Collecting previous year delinquent City of Scranton real estate tax payments up to April 1st,
at which time they are turned over to Northeast Credit and Collection.
Collecting City of Scranton current year Refuse Disposal Fee and updating Refuse Fee
data base with changes in ownership, address, number of units, vacancies, etc.
Receipting and recording all City Revenue.
Accepting and recording Parking Ticket Violation payments.
Billing for Accounts Receivable, i.e., False Alarms, Bad Checks,
Hazardous Waste Reimbursement, Act 98 Fire Escrow.
Open and close all City Bank Accounts as well as making all daily deposits
and transfers as required into said accounts.
Distributing City employees payroll checks and making required wire transfers to cover payroll.
In the amount of $178.00 per unit per year are mailed by an outside agency in March. First payment which MUST be at minimum, the first half of the bill, is due by April 1st, however, penalty of 12% is not applied until after April 30th. Second half payment is due by July 1st, with penalty applied if not received by July 31st.
All requests for Credits on refuse bills due to vacancies must include the property address, refuse account number and dates the vacancy begins and ends and should be submitted to the City Treasury, 340 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA, 18503. Credits are granted if a unit is vacant for at least three months through the entire year. A credit is given if a notarized letter, containing the above information, is received with a copy of a utility bill showing minimal service to the property. This letter must be received every year that the credit is requested.
If there are questions regarding your refuse bill, please call the telephone number on the bill (570) 348-4120, however, due to the volume of calls to this line, if you do not receive a call back within 24 hours, please try again or call the main City Treasury line
If a property is sold throughout the year it is vital that the City is notified at the time of the closing of the new owner and a mailing address for same, otherwise the refuse bill will continue to be sent to the prior owner.
May be paid at the City Treasurer’s office from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. When City Hall is closed yellow tickets can be paid by sealing the check inside the envelope and depositing it in the yellow box at the base of City Hall steps on N. Washington Avenue.
Parking tokens can be purchased in the City Treasurer’s Office to be used in the parking meters.
Each bag of tokens costs $8.00 and contains 40 tokens.