Allegheny County 2012 Assessment Update

The Allegheny County 2012 reassessment saga continues.  The City of Pittsburgh has announced the official start of its assessment assistance program.  City residents with questions can call the mayor’s information line at 3-1-1.  The program is open to owners of residential properties in the city with base year values less than $150,000, or residents who are over 65 years of age.

“Property owners must challenge any unfair or inaccurate reassessment soon – and the City is going to give you every possible tool to make this frustrating appeal process easier for you,” [Mayor] Ravenstahl said.  “All residents have to do is call 3-1-1 and city employees will come to the neighborhood senior center nearest you with help and support.”

New values for Allegheny County’s southern suburbs are to be released next week, with the remaining (primarily northern) suburbs scheduled to be released on March 2, 2012.

County Office Building at Forbes and Ross

Assessment Appeals Board hearings will take place on the third floor of the County Office Building in downtown Pittsburgh.  Hearings take place in one of several small hearing rooms.  Hearing officers will listen to arguments presented by homeowners and make recommendations to the Board.  Decisions of the Board can be appealed to Common Pleas Court.

A typical hearing room

If you are considering appealing your reassessment, please view my prior post: Should you appeal your Allegheny County 2012 assessment? for more details.  If you have any questions about the Allegheny County Reassessment appeal process, please feel free to contact me at (412) 414-9889 or steve@sphotolaw.com

Author: Steve Photopoulos

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