Act 48, 2015 establishes additional requirements for individuals wishing to run for the office of tax collector and creates mandatory basic qualification and continuing education requirements for all tax collectors.  Below are the requirements for running for the office of tax collector in Pennsylvania, effective January 1, 2017 (there may be additional or special requirements specific to certain municipalities.)

Tax collector’s in office on January 1, 2017 will be known as a“Qualified” tax collector



  QUALIFIED COLLECTOR     VS    CERTIFIED PA TAX COLLECTOR (CPTC)                (mandatory)                                          (optional)

Mandatory tax collector continuing education program required by Act 48.  It is monitored and administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Optional enrichment program established and administered by the PA State Tax Collectors Association, designed to support uniformity in practices and applications of statutory procedures through education and training where collectors who earn this designation are recognized as experts in their field.