Welcome to Tax Claim

The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collection of delinquent real estate taxes for 20 municipalities in Monroe County, plus the four school districts.

The Monroe County Tax Claim Bureau was created when the Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Sale Law (Act 542 of 1947) was enacted. The purpose of Act 542 is to promptly return properties with delinquent real estate taxes to the productive tax rolls. The act also provides a uniform system of eliminating title disputes and solving problems from the previous system.

The Tax Claim Bureau receives approximately nine thousand (9,000) delinquent returns each year. The general activities that take place in the Tax Claim Bureau are collections, tax sales, and distribution of paid taxes.

Special Notices:

Official Payments will be closed starting December 14, 2018 and reopen on February 4, 2019.

Repository tax sales will open on February 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM with a mini-auction. Upon completion of the mini-auction, all properties on the Repository Tax Sale Listing will be available on a first come first serve basis with a starting minimum bid amount of $800.00. 

Repository tax sales for 2019 will only be available during February, March, July and August. All other months are closed.

Cindy Treible

Dawn Pugh
Deputy Director

Monroe County

Administrative Building
One Quaker Plaza, Room 104
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone: (570) 517-3172
Fax: (570) 517-3857

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed all major holidays