A real estate tax credit is available for volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who own real estate property in Cumberland County. This annual tax credit for our volunteer first responders was enacted through Ordinance Number 2022-2 by the Cumberland County Commissioners.
The amount of Cumberland County Real Estate Tax paid by the volunteer, up to $250. (Excluding Library Tax)
The applicant's fire company or EMS chief/manager must submit a certification form listing volunteers who have met the organizations requirements and have been in good standing for at least six months between January 1 and November 30 to the Cumberland County Commissioners Office by December 15.
Volunteers must submit the following to the Commissioners Office by December 15
The items above must be mailed or hand delivered to the Cumberland County Commissioners Office, 1 Courthouse square, Suite 200, Carlisle, PA 17013 by December 15 in the year the real estate tax credit applies.
The Cumberland County Commissioners Office will review and verify the certification, real estate receipt, and completed application. After verifying all information, a check payable to the volunteer in the amount of real estate tax paid up to $250 will be issued to the applicant.