PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Monroe Street entrance to the Courthouse is CLOSED. Please navigate safely around the building to the Sarah Street entrance for all non-emergency ingress and egress.” 

The Tax Claim Bureau is responsible for collection of delinquent real estate taxes for 20 municipalities in Monroe County, plus the four school districts.

The Monroe County Tax Claim Bureau was created when the Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Sale Law (Act 542 of 1947) was enacted. The purpose of Act 542 is to promptly return properties with delinquent real estate taxes to the productive tax rolls. The act also provides a uniform system of eliminating title disputes and solving problems from the previous system.

The Tax Claim Bureau receives approximately nine thousand (9,000) delinquent returns each year. The general activities that take place in the Tax Claim Bureau are collections, tax sales, and distribution of paid taxes. 


Contact Information

Monroe County
 Administrative Building
One Quaker Plaza, Room 104
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone: (570) 517-3172
Fax: (570) 517-3857

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed all major holidays

On-line credit card payments will reopen on January 23, 2023

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Important News

Agreement to Stay Sale
Agreement to Stay Sale
News Date:

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Our Services

Upset Sale

The Upset tax sale is the first time a property with delinquent property taxes is offered for sale at public auction.

Judicial Sale

All properties that have failed to receive a bid at the fall Upset Tax Sale will be exposed again at public auction at the Judicial Tax Sale.

Repository Sale

 All properties that remains unsold after the upset sale and the judicial tax sale will appear on this list.


Overbids comprise of money paid at Tax Sales and are monies above and beyond what the taxes and fees were at the time of the sale.