General Information
Phone Numbers
610-734-7604 (Tax Office)
Fax: 610-734-7609
Emergencies: Dial 911
100 Garrett Road
Upper Darby,

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Tax Office

Upper Darby Tax Office

The mission of the Upper Darby Tax Office is the timely, courteous, and prompt collections of all revenue due to Upper Darby Township. This includes the billing and collections of real estate taxes, sewer charges, and trash fees. The Tax Office also administers the Township's process for business licenses, mercantile licenses, and local service tax.

Municipal Taxes, Sewer Fees & Trash Fees

All discount and face amount payment periods are extended for 2024.

The discount period for property tax ended on April 20. The face amount of the property tax can be paid through June 20.
Face value payments for sewer and trash are also due by June 20.

10% penalties are incurred after June 20, 2024.   All 2024 charges must be paid by 12/31/2024.

Payments may be made online at; via mail to the address below, or in-person at the One Center.

(Fees apply online.  Online payments for current year only and for properties with no prior year outstanding charges.) 

Upper Darby Township
P. O. Box 70885
Philadelphia, PA 19176

All real estate tax, trash and sewer fee bills not paid by December 31 of the year in which they are due are considered delinquent and will be turned over to a third-party collector. Delinquent taxes and fees are a lien on the subject property and may be subject to additional charges, expenses, fees, and interest.  With respect to delinquent taxes and fees, please contact:

                Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd.

                2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 100

                King of Prussia, PA  19406

                (484) 690-9300

PLA offers online payments, accepts credit cards, and offers extended payment plans for those who qualify. Visit for more information.

If you receive written communication from Portnoff Law Associates do not ignore this letter.

Business Privilege & Mercantile Taxes

Beginning January 1, 2024, the annual Business and Mercantile License fee will be set to $50.

Recognizing that the Upper Darby community is best served by businesses that operate properly and safely, the purpose of the fee is to cover expenses related to regulating, inspecting, and supervising businesses and merchants within the Township. 

Upper Darby Township levies a Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax that requires all businesses to pay a license fee and a business privilege and/or mercantile tax annually. 

Upper Darby Township has contracted with e-Collect to collect these taxes. All payments must be directed to e-Collect effective immediately. You can download the appropriate forms at the e-Collect website including:

Business Privilege taxes are due April 15. Mercantile Tax is due June 15.

It is the intention of the Township to make payment and reporting as efficient and convenient as possible. In the event that you need assistance with any matters related to these taxes, please contact e-Collect at:

804 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Business Privilege License

For a service business, you will need a Business Privilege License which must be renewed annually by January 1st. The business tax return is due annually every April 15th. Service businesses include accounting firm, law firm, dentist, etc. The Business Privilege License is $50 and should be submitted to e-Collect.  

Mercantile License

For businesses selling products and/or merchandise, you will need a mercantile license which must be renewed annually by April 1st. The mercantile tax return is due annually every June 15th. Businesses selling products include retail stores, restaurants, etc. The Mercantile License is $50 and should be submitted to e-Collect

NOTE: Businesses selling both services and products will need a Mercantile License.

Local Service Tax

Employers and Employees that earn over $12,000/year are liable for the Local Service Tax. Local Service Tax is $52.00 per person annually. This is a payroll deduction of either $2.00 bi-weekly or $1.00 per week, etc. Quarterly coupons are mailed out in February of each year. Upper Darby Township contracted with E-Collect to collect business taxes. 

Tax Certifications

Upper Darby Tax Certifications are $10.00 for Standard and $20.00 for Rush. Payment is due with the submitted request form.

  • Standard Fee ($10) Tax Certifications are completed in 5 to 7 business days and will be returned by mail or FedEx. You must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope or FedEx envelope and label. Upper Darby does not return tax certifications by any methods other than USPS or FedEx.
  • Rush Fee ($20) Tax Certification will be completed with 24 hours and will be returned by email, fax, or pick-up.

To request a Tax Certificate submit your company's request form or use the Upper Darby request form found here: Tax Certification Request Form

NOTE: Upper Darby Tax Office only collects municipal taxes and fees. To pay your School Taxes please contact the Upper Darby School District Tax Office at 610-789-7200 x3210 or visit: To pay your County Real Estate Taxes please call 610-891-4278 or visit: