Highlands Tax OfficeDelinquent Tax Information
Delinquent real estate taxes for Highlands School District are collected by Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC, the District’s solicitor. Please make your checks payable to HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT and mail them to:
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER LLC
TAX COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT
445 FORT PITT BOULEVARD, SUITE 503
PITTSBURGH, PA 15219
Any questions you may have should be directed to: Karlie Kovach, Tax Collection Specialist, Delinquent Tax Collections Department, 412-391-0160
Delinquent Tax Payment Plan Agreement Procedures
If Taxpayer contacts Weiss Burkhardt Kramer LLC for payment arrangements:
A $150 legal fee is added to account. Determine if a 3, 6, or 12 month plan is acceptable to taxpayer and create Payment Agreement. A Payment Agreement with coupons is mailed to taxpayer via regular mail. Taxpayer must sign and return Payment Agreement and a copy is placed in their file.
If taxpayer is unable to afford payment that concludes in 12 months, Weiss Burkhardt Kramer LLC offers a Financial Hardship plan (requires a denial letter from lender for Refinance or Home equity line of Credit). A Financial Hardship Application is mailed to taxpayer. When returned, Hardship Application must be approved by Supervisor or Attorney. The Financial Hardship plan allows taxpayer a lower pay plan over a longer term; requires proof of income and copy of essential bills; requires plan to pay back. An FHA is offered over 24 months with agreement to increase payment. A Hardship Payment Plan is created and mailed via regular mail to taxpayer and require signature. Copy of signed Plan kept in file. Payments are monitored. Added legal fee to account pursuant to Act 20 Resolution.
Delinquent Tax Collection Report: This report was presented at the Sept. 9, 2019 School Board Agenda Planning Meeting. It includes information about delinquent tax collections from January-July 2017 (when DQ taxes were collected in-house) compared to the same time frame in 2018 and 2019 with tax collections by Weiss Burkhardt Kramer.
DELINQUENT TAX LIST NOTICE:
Effective April 1, 2019, the Highlands School District will begin to publish, on the District’s website, the names of property owners who are delinquent in paying their real estate taxes.
Please note: These lists will be updated on a quarterly basis.