Volunteer Firefighter & EMS Tax Credit

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Application Process Opening Soon

Cumberland County Commissioners enacted Ordinance Number 2022-2 on July 6, 2022, providing a real estate tax credit opportunity for firefighters and EMS volunteers who own property in Cumberland County.

How Much Is The Tax Credit?

The amount of Cumberland County Real Estate Tax paid by the volunteer, up to $250. (Excluding Library Tax)

Who Is Eligible?

  1. You must be an active firefighter or EMS volunteers. 
  2. An active volunteer who was injured during a response to an emergency call, and can no longer serve as an active volunteer because of the injury, is eligible for a tax credit for the succeeding 5 years.
  3. A volunteer must occupy and pay property taxes as the property owner, either along or jointly.

How Do I Apply?

The applicant's fire company or EMS chief/manager must provide a list of volunteers who have met the organizations requirements and have been in good standing for at least six months between January 1 and November 30 to the Cumberland County Commissioners Office by December 15.

Volunteers must submit the following to the Commissioners Office by December 15

  1. A copy of their paid real estate tax receipt (verified by the tax collector)  
  2. A completed volunteer tax credit application. (application coming soon)

The items above should be emailed to commissioners@ccpa.net or mailed to the commissioners office.

What Happens After Applying?

The Cumberland County Commissioners Office will review and verify the certification, real estate receipt, and completed application. After verifying all information, a check payable to the volunteer in the amount of real estate tax paid up to $250 will be issued to the applicant.

Questions?

Call 717.240.6100 or email commissioners@ccpa.net

Address:
Cumberland County Commissioners Office
1 Courthouse Square

2nd Floor, Suite 200
CarlislePA 17013