The elected Tax Collector has submitted her letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors.
Any Lower Southampton Township residents who are interested in filling the vacant position of Tax Collector may submit a letter of interest and resumé to the Township Manager by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
The local Tax Collector is the municipal officer designated to collect municipal and school real estate, refuse fees, and personal taxes levied under the municipal codes and county real estate taxes. The tax collector must have resided in the municipality for the past one year and continue to reside here during the term of office.
Act 48-2015 requires Tax Collectors to attend training and complete testing to become a “Qualified Tax Collector.” Upon successful completion of the basic training program and exam, a newly elected tax collector will be issued a “Qualified Tax Collector” certification by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and will be eligible to take office. The certification must be completed within 60 days of appointment. Appointees will need to pass a criminal background check and qualify to be bonded.
Before submitting, you may want to familiarize yourself/review the Tax Collector Manual (PA Governor’s Center for Local Government Services) and visit the PA State Tax Collectors’ Association website www.pstca.org.