03
Mar 2012

City of Scranton Realty Transfer Tax Increase

By mshaw839

Pursuant to the January 1st, 2012 changes by the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in increasing its Realty Transfer Tax to 2.8%, below is an updated chart of all of the transfer tax amounts per town in Lackawanna County.

Keep in mind that each town in Pennsylvania may have an additional transfer tax to what the actual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania collects.  Hence, when a PA Title Company produces the HUD1 statement the actual transfer tax may be more then the 1/2% each side that Pennsylvania collects directly.

The net result with the changes is that purchasing a property in the city of Scranton starting in 2012 will now result in a 4.3% PA Realty Transfer Tax.  The rest of the towns in Lackawanna County still collect a total of 2%, collected traditionally 1% from each the buyer and seller.

Lackawanna County Realty Transfer Tax Rates

Abington Heights School District– 1/2%

• Clarks Green Borough ½%

• Clarks Summit Borough  ½%

• Glenburn Township  ½%

• Newton Township  ½%

• North Abington Township ½%

• Ransom Township  ½%

• South Abington Township ½%

• Waverly Township  ½%

Mid Valley School District – 1/2%

• Dickson City   ½%

• Olyphant Borough  ½%

• Throop Borough  ½%

 

Carbondale Area School District– 1/2%

• Carbondale City  ½%

• Fell Township   ½%

 

North Pocono School District– 1/2%

• Clifton Township  ½%

• Covington Township  ½%

• Elmhurst Borough  ½%

• Jefferson Township  ½%

• Lehigh Township  ½%

• Madison Township  ½%

• Moscow Borough  ½%

• Roaring Brook Township ½%

• Springbrook Township ½%

Dunmore School District– 1/2%

• Dunmore Borough  ½%

Old Forge School District– 1/2%

• Old Forge Borough  ½%

Forest City School District– 1/2%

• Vandling    ½%

Riverside School District– 1/2%

• Moosic Borough  ½%

• Taylor Borough  ½%

Lackawanna Trail School District

• Benton Township  ½%

• Dalton Borough  ½%

• LaPlume Township  ½%

• West Abington Township ½%

Scranton School District – 1/2%

• City of Scranton  2.8% 

Valley View School District

• Archbald Borough  ½%

• Blakely Borough  ½%

• Jessup Borough  ½%

 

**Scranton City 2.8% + Scranton School .5% + State 1%= 4.3%

**All other communities .5 % + School .5% + State 1% = 2%