Greenwood, Matthew

Taxes/Census Coordinator
Administration Building
717 358-1012

Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion

Act 1 of 2006 (formerly Act 72) is the Homeowner Tax Relief Act. Its goal is to reduce school district reliance on the real property tax, to be achieved by putting in place new funding options, including local personal or earned income taxes and funds derived from gaming. The reduction in property taxes is achieved by applying these new funds to the homestead and farmstead exclusions. For more information about the exclusion, visit the Lancaster County website.

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Tax Office

Tax Office
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2019/2020 Tax Millage Rate:
16.9269 (0.0169269)
Local School Tax Code: 36360

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Tax Payments

Instructions and contact information for paying school taxes.

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Tax Certification

Instructions for making a certification request.

About This Department

The Tax/Census Office produces and collects tax revenues and census information for the School District. School real estate tax bills are produced and mailed by July 1 of each year. Interim tax bills are issued to those properties with new construction or improvements. Interims are issued by the Lancaster County Assessment Office once an assessed value is assigned to the property. Every year, the School District conducts a census of all residents living within the District. Census forms are mailed in February.

Due Dates

Full Payment
  • August 31 - 2% discount
  • October 31 - base
  • November 1 through December 31 - penalty

Installment Plan
  • August 31 - 1st installment
  • October 31 - 2nd installment
  • December 31 - 3rd installment

After December 31, unpaid balances will be turned over to the Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau.


Census forms are mailed to all District residents every year. This form will be sent to residents of Strasburg Borough, Strasburg Township, West Lampeter Township, and the Lancaster City Annex. If you do not receive a census form by early March, call the District Census Office at (717) 358-1012. Upon receiving the form, please complete it, and return it to the census office in the envelope that is provided.

A second mailing is done for all households who do not respond to our initial mailing. By returning your census form promptly, our task of completing the annual census is done more efficiently and economically. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Phone: 717-464-3311

Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485


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