2012-03-15


Fitzgerald & Council Vice President Futules to Hold Reassessment Town Hall

Additional Town Hall Meetings Announced; Reassessment Average Increases Now Online


Contact:Amie M. Downs, County
412-350-3711 office
412-327-3700 cell

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Council Vice President Nick Futules will host the next town hall meeting to assist homeowners with the 2013 court-ordered reassessment tomorrow, March 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Linton Middle School Auditorium located at 260 Aster Street in Penn Hills.

The town hall meeting will include a presentation that explains the reassessment process, how to file and prepare for informal reviews and formal appeals, and other options for reducing assessed values, as well as a question-and-answer period. In addition, county staff will be on hand to assist property owners with filing various forms. Legal and real estate professionals will also be present to provide free one-on-one advice and assistance. No registration is required, and the sessions are free and open to all. Property owners from any community are welcome to attend town hall meetings throughout the county.

The County Executive and County Council also announced six additional town hall meeting dates and locations. Three more meetings will be announced once they are confirmed. Some meetings will occur after the appeal deadline of April 2, but all property owners are encouraged to file for an informal review or formal appeal to preserve their rights. If the owner determines that he or she does not want to pursue a informal review or formal appeal, the request may be withdrawn.

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Rea
Monday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.
Hampton Middle School, 4589 School Drive, Hampton Twp.

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Palmiere
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Boulevard, Baldwin 

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Ellenbogen
Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.
Brashear High School, 590 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh 

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Green Hawkins
Monday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh 

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Finnerty
Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Scott Twp.

County Executive Fitzgerald & Council Member Burn
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Shaler Area High School, 381 Wible Run Road, Shaler Twp. 

The county has posted the average increases in value for the 2013 court-ordered reassessment for all municipalities, school districts and the county as a whole to assist property owners in approximating their 2013 taxes. The information can be found on its website at www.alleghenycounty.us by clicking on the “Property Assessment Information” link and selecting the relevant box on the page that opens.

If a property owner’s 2013 court-ordered reassessment value is lower than the average of his or her municipality, school district or the county, he or she should see a reduction in the corresponding municipal, school district or county property tax in 2013. If the property’s owner’s 2013 court-ordered reassessment value is higher than the average of his or her municipality, school district or the county, he or she may see an increase in the corresponding municipal, school district or county property tax in 2013.

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