November 14, 2023 – Last month, the City of Allentown presented a balanced budget that included a 6.9% property tax increase in hopes of improving the quality of city services for all residents.
Since then, the Administration has thoughtfully worked to lower this proposed increase to 4.5% while retaining a commitment to improving services.
Currently, we are evaluating a 2% increase that would allow us to maintain City services for all residents while remaining sensitive to the realities faced by individual taxpayers.
Allentown is committed to fiscal responsibility while delivering essential services like park maintenance, traffic and public safety, and street cleanliness. We aim to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy City.
Allentown, like many other municipal governments, is facing the challenges posed by increasing costs and inflation. Departments across the city feel the burden of higher prices for materials such as road salt, pool chemicals, and uniforms – to name a few. Other expenses are non-negotiable, including contracted increases for union employees and police.
To foster transparency and provide residents with a clear understanding of the proposed 2% tax increase, the City has created an interactive GIS map. This tool allows residents to search their address and view the impact of the proposed increase on their property. The map can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/3FWPx2X and will be available through the end of the year.
|Property Location, Type & Assessment||Current 2023 Annual Property Tax||2% Annual Increase||Total Proposed 2024 Property Tax|
$53,400 Single family rental
|New Bridge Park
$90,100 Row home
$98,600 Row home – 3 apts.
$115,300 Single family
$132,600 Single family
$154,200 Single family
|Deep West End
$193,300 Single family
Residents who are unable to access the map online can visit https://bit.ly/47zWFxZ to request a callback from a City representative who will provide them with the necessary information and answer any questions they may have.
Additionally, for immediate assistance and inquiries, residents can contact the Mayor’s Office at (610) 437-7547 from 8am to 4:30pm weekdays.
Information provided to TVL by:
Office of the Mayor