Sue Nielsen
Tax Collector
East Cocalico Twp.
100 Hill Road
Denver, PA 17517
Phone: 336-1721
Fax: 717-336-1724

February 2019 
With the new tax system in place, it was found the recent tax bills were sent out with the wrong Township name and phone number.

The bills show Aston Township rather than East Cocalico Township, and the phone number to call is 717-336-1721 (not 717-484-4975).

We apologize for this confusion.

Tax Office:  East Cocalico Township
 Municipal Building
 100 Hill Road
 Denver, PA 17517
Phone: 717-336-1721     
Fax:   717-336-1724
Website: Collector 
Hours:  Monday:     1:00pm to 4:00pm
9:00am to 12 noon
3:00pm to 6:00pm  CLOSED JULY 4th and JULY 5th, payments may be placed in an envelope and placed in the drop box outside the Township front doors.

 After April 2019, hours will be limited on Mondays and Fridays.
 Please call  717-336-1721 to schedule an appointment.
Tax Certs:  Request by e-mailing the Tax Collector
2018 REAL ESTATE TAX INFORMATION: If you have a question about the assessment of your property since the 2017 countywide reassessment, you must call the Lancaster County Assessment Office at 717-299-8381.

ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED RESIDENTS: If you are 65 years or older, or a widow/widower 50 years of age or older, or permanently disabled and 18 years of age or older, and your income in 2015 (excluding one-half of Social Security income) did not exceed $35,000, you may be eligible for a Pennsylvania State Property Tax or Rent Rebate of up to $650 on your 2015 real estate taxes. The amount of the rebate is based on the combined income of the property owner and his/her spouse. I will have a limited number of applications for this rebate at my office beginning in March 2018, or you may call the Lancaster County Office of Aging (717-299-7979, or toll-free 1-800-801-3070) in order to have a form mailed to you.
ATTENTION DISABLED VETERANS: If you are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. armed services, you are 100% disabled as a result of a war injury, or you have other service-related disability, and you have financial need, you may apply to the Lancaster County Directors of Veterans Affairs to determine whether you qualify for an exoneration of your real estate taxes. If you believe you may qualify for this exoneration, phone the LCDVA at 717-299-7920. 

  • Payments collected at East Cocalico Township, 100 Hill Rd, Denver, must be directed to the Tax Collector during the hours shown above (East Cocalico Township staff will no longer accept tax payments). Make check payable to: East Cocalico Township Tax Collector.
  • Whether paying in person or by mail, please remit one copy of your bill with your payment. Checks made payable to East Cocalico Township.
  • If you want a paid receipt you must either pay your bill in person, or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if paying by mail.
  • If your taxes are paid out of a mortgage escrow, your escrow statement may be sufficient proof of paid taxes; however, if you wish to have a paid receipt, mail your mortgage company only one copy of your bill and mail the second copy to me, along with a self addressed, stamped envelope. The Tax Collector will then send you a paid receipt once your bill is paid by your mortgage company.
Failure to follow one of the above procedures, will result in a $5 charge if you request a paid receipt.

BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012 there are major changes in the East Cocalico Township Local Services Tax (LST) procedures and penalties. To view the amended Ordinance 2009-04 (enacted on 10/07/2009, amended on 10/05/2011 and 11/07/2012), or for a copy you may stop by the Tax Collector’s Office: East Cocalico Township Municipal Building, 100 Hill Road, Denver, PA. For a brief summary of Ordinance 2009-04: Summary of ordinance 2009-04. LST's should be made payable to: East Cocalico Township Tax Collector.

FORMS TO DOWNLOAD (to be used for filing the local services tax) Note: Rather than using the downloadable forms provided here, employers may choose instead to submit their own computer printouts, as long as those printouts contain all the pertinent information: (1) date of mailing, (2) quarter for which submission is being made, (3) employer name, address and phone number, (4) all employees' names  addresses and Social Security numbers, (5) amount being submitted for each employee, (6) total amount being submitted for this quarter, and (7) authorized signature.

FORM LS1    (pdf)
Cover form tallying totals for a quarterly submission
LS1 must be filed with Tax Collector, along with Form LS2-B, on a quarterly basis.

FORM LS2-A    (pdf)
Employee Evidence of Quarterly Deduction
LS2-A is to be provided to an employee on a quarterly basis, upon request.

FORM LS2-B   (pdf)
List of all employees and their deductions for quarterly submission or End-of-Year Reconciliation
LS2-B is to be filed with the Tax Collector, along with LS1, on a quarterly basis.

An Exemption Certificate must be filed with the Tax Collector annually if an employee is
exempt from LST, as defined in Ordinance 2009-4.

A Refund Application must be filed with the Tax Collector if an employee believes he/shequalifies for a
refund of taxes paid, as defined in Ordinance 2009-4