Payment Instructions for Delinquent Real Estate

Payments by Mail or Walk In


Payments by Mail or Walk-in

Delinquent real estate taxes must be paid to "Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau" via certified check, money order, Cashier’s Check or cash.  Personal or business checks will not be accepted unless from a lender ,attorney or settlement company.


Mailing Address


Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau
One Courthouse Square, Room 104
Carlisle, PA 17013

Electronic Payments


Credit cards accepted are: American Express®, Discover®, Master Card®, and Visa® and debit cards with the Visa® or Master Card® logo and e-checks.

Your credit/debit card or e-check payment will post to your account the same day but will post to the Cumberland County website the following business day.  Payment made by credit/debit card or e-check will not be accepted the day of a tax sale but can be made the following day.  WARNING: If you are scheduled for tax sale, make the necessary payment the day before the scheduled sale date to avoid tax sale.

As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient service, the Cumberland County Tax Claim Bureau has partnered with Certified Payments to offer payment of taxes and costs on-line or by telephone. Certified Payments , the service provider, charges a 2.25% processing fee for credit/debit card transactions and $1.00 for e-check.

Payment Methods Accepted

To make an on-line payment with credit/debit card or e-check: 

  1. Go to https://gss.ccpa.net
  2. Reference the 8-digit Control Number (xx-xxxxxx) for paying delinquent taxes
  3. Reference the map number (and suffix if applicable) for paying for tax certifications

 To make a tax payment via telephone with credit/debit card:

  1. Dial 1-866-549-1010 
  2. Reference the 8-digit Control Number (xx-xxxxxx) for paying delinquent taxes
  3. Reference the map number (and suffix if applicable) for paying for tax certifications