Township Treasurer - Finance Director
215-453-6000 Extension 212
Fax No. 215-453-1024
The annual budget is the financial roadmap for Hilltown Township. By documenting the allocation of funds, the budget reflects the policies and projects that are priorities to the Township. As per section 3201 of the Second Class Township Code, the Township's fiscal year begins on the first day in January and ends on December 31st of that calendar year. Generally a proposed budget is approved by the Board of Supervisors in early December.
The primary source of revenue for the Township is the Earned Income Tax (1/2%). An additional source of revenue is Real Estate Taxes. Hilltown Township currently has a millage rate of 8.75 mills, 7.30 mills are dedicated to General Township functions. 0.75 mills is a dedicated Fire Tax, which is disbursed to the seven fire companies that serve Hilltown Township. 0.20 mills is dedicated to Park and Recreation, 0.50 mills is dedicated for the purchase of Road Equipment.
The voters of Hilltown Township also approved a ¼% tax on earned income for the purpose of purchasing Open Space. This is a dedicated tax and used only for that purpose. It is currently suspended for the 2016 tax year.
The Real Estate taxes for the Township are billed in March of the tax year and collected by an elected Tax Collector. Hilltown Township's elected tax collector is Diane Telly. The Tax Collector's office is located in the Municipal Building located at 13 W. Creamery Road, Hilltown, PA 18927. Ms. Telly can be reached by calling 215-453-6057, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting her web site www.bctaxes.org/page16.html.
January 1, 2012, earned income taxes will be collected by Keystone Collections Group. This only includes taxes due beginning in 2012.
In addition to property taxes and earned income taxes, the township's other sources of revenue include permit fees, fines, intergovernmental transfers, cable franchise fees, royalties from the two quarries located within the Township and a Local Services Tax, which is paid by those persons working within the borders of Hilltown Township.
Download a copy of the current budget below or stop into the Township Building to review a hard copy.