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PLEASE BE ADVISED: All persons entering the Courthouse must do so through the new building entrance on Monroe Street.

Welcome to the Tax Claim Office

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. 


Contact Information

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

Payment Agreements (Agreement to Stay Sale) will ONLY be done during the hours of 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.

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Notice of Sale: To be published in the Pocono Record once on August 9, 2024 and once in the Monroe County Legal Reporter on August 9, 2024.

To avoid the advertising of your name and property, payment in full of the 2022 taxes must be received by 6/28/24.  This will also stop the Constable from coming to your property.

Important News

Agreement to Stay Sale
Agreement to Stay Sale
News Date:

Friday, April 26, 2024

Update !!! - New times for completing a Payment Agreement.

Our Services

Upset Sale

The Upset tax sale is the first time a property with delinquent property taxes is offered for sale at public auction.

Judicial Sale

All properties that have failed to receive a bid at the fall Upset Tax Sale will be exposed again at public auction at the Judicial Tax Sale.

Repository Sale

 All properties that remains unsold after the upset sale and the judicial tax sale will appear on this list.


Overbids comprise of money paid at Tax Sales and are monies above and beyond what the taxes and fees were at the time of the sale.