Pursuant to the subsection 205 (f) of the Real Estate Tax Sale Law of July 7, 1947, P.L. 1368, as amended, 72 P.S. 5860.101, et seq., the following is a list of properties which have been sold by the Tax Claim Bureau for which no claim for payment of any balance due to the owner of the property has been presented by or on behalf of the owner.
to Submit a Claim
fill out the Berks County Tax Claim Bureau Application for Unclaimed Funds and
have the form notarized.
you are claiming funds for $10,000 or over, you must appear in person.
provide a photocopy of your driver’s license or other government issued photo
provide a copy of proof associating you with the property sold at Tax Sale.
Photocopies of the following are acceptable:
mortgage payment coupon, post-marked envelope, driver’s license, canceled
check, or a pay stub that reflects the property address
Bureau will honor personal Powers of Attorney as long as we receive a certified
copy of the POA, signed by the owner. The POA may execute the claim forms on
behalf of the owner. Please note, the Bureau requires all powers of attorney
submitted to comply with 20 Pa C.S.A. Section 5601. Therefore, each power of
attorney will need the required notice signed by the principal and required
acknowledgement executed by the agent.
you are a third party, under Pennsylvania law, no person may assist in the
recovery of unclaimed property and receive compensation therefore unless the
person has applied for and received a certificate of registration from the Pennsylvania
Department of Treasury. It is illegal for finders to operate without the
required Certificate of Registration.
the owner of the property is deceased, the personal representative would need
to provide a certified copy of the death certificate and a short certificate.
The short certificate must be updated within the past two (2) years.
the owner of the property is a business entity, please provide proof that you
are the authorized representative and have authority to claim the funds on
behalf of the entity.
return your application and all required copies and documents to:
Berks County Tax Claim Bureau
Attn: Stacy A Phile, Director
633 Court St., 2nd fl
Reading, PA 19601 Reading, PA 19601
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