Pay a Bill

To Pay Current Real Estate Taxes and Refuse Fees:

Please contact the Single Tax Office at the Lackawanna County Government Center at 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. Phone number: 570-963-6756 Ext. 1, or press 1.

To Pay Delinquent Refuse Fees:

Please contact Portnoff Law Associates, LTD, at 866-211-9466, or email:, or visit their website:

To request a search or certification of a property’s delinquent refuse fee status, also contact Portnoff at 866-211-9466.

To Pay Delinquent Real Estate Taxes:

Please contact the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau at 570-963-6734. You may also visit their website:, or email: The Tax Claim Bureau is located at the Lackawanna County Government Center at 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. For any questions or concerns, you can also contact the City’s Treasurer’s Bureau at and 570-348-4107.

Many in our community are struggling financially as a result of job losses and health problems. As a result, our administration has worked with the Tax Claim Bureau to ensure that you have options for paying your taxes if you are experiencing hardship. You can contact the Tax Claim Bureau at 570-963-6734 to inquire about:

  • Statutorily established payment plan procedures.
  • Statutorily established deferral programs for older adults (65 and over).
  • Procedures for consideration about erroneous billing and/or corrections in accounting for payments.

The City is working with the Tax Claim Bureau to track all of these activities and ensure fair and consistent services are provided and and accounted for accurately. We are here to work with you.

Other Questions:

For any other questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Bureau at or 570-348-4107.

Refuse Vacancy Exoneration:

To apply for a refuse fee exoneration for a vacancy, please refer to the requirements and limitations under Chapter 400, Subsection 400-13, of the City Code. You must complete the 2022 Vacancy Exoneration Form and provide the required documentation. Applications with documentation can be submitted via U.S. Mail to City Hall or email at

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