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How do I get a tax certification?

  • The request form for tax certification can be found here.
  • A $40.00 is required prior to insurance of the tax certificate, make check payable to “Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh”, mail check and three copies of the request form to:

        City of Pittsburgh

        Real Estate Department

        Tax Certification Division

        414 Grant Street

        Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • City Ordinance No. 3 requires that a request for a tax certification must be accompanied by a valid Evidence of Compliance Certificate and/or a valid Temporary Evidence of Compliance Certificate from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for dye testing. Information on dye testing requirements is made available from PWSA at or by calling (412) 255-0801 or (412) 255-0804.
Note: This only applies to property that is being sold, not refinanced. Click herefor more information.
Updated 10/3/2017 10:30 AM
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