Allegheny County Reassessment Update – More Details Released Regarding Appeal Deadlines

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The formal appeal filing deadline is April 2, 2012, for all properties in Allegheny County. This is the deadline for filing appeals of both the "old" 2011 value, which will be in use for 2012 (i.e., a 2012 tax year appeal), and the "new" assessment value, which will be first applied in tax year 2013 (i.e., a 2013 tax year appeal).

All property owners in the City of Pittsburgh, Mount Oliver and the municipalities generally east and south of Pittsburgh, should have received reassessment notices from the county. For properties in certain municipalities generally west and north of Pittsburgh, the notices are to be mailed February 27, 2012.

Informal reviews: The county is again providing an opportunity for property owners to request an informal review of a reassessment. For properties in municipalities generally south of the city, whose reassessments were mailed February 18, 2012, an informal review must be requested by March 7, 2012. For properties in municipalities generally west and north of the city, whose reassessments will be mailed February 27, 2012, an informal review must be requested by March 16, 2012.

Below is some important information regarding implementation of the reassessment, and the procedure for filing an appeal:

  • A property owner must file separate formal appeal forms for 2012 and 2013 appeals. To appeal for both years, you must file two forms.
  • A commercial property owner whose reassessment is at least $1 million and who files a 2013 appeal form can elect to bypass a hearing and disposition by the Board of Assessment, Appeals and Review, and instead immediately file an appeal with the Board of View.

Please see full Alert below for further information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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