PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced streamlined resources available on the County’s website to help property owners prepare for their formal appeals. Those resources include listings of all properties used as comparables for the 2013 court-ordered reassessment and handouts and PowerPoint slides from the recently completed town hall meetings.
“When the Court took control of the reassessment, I vowed to work with County Council to make resources available to taxpayers so they had the information that they need to fight their 2013 court-ordered reassessment values,” said Fitzgerald. “All of the sales used in determining comparables have been compiled and are now available online which will help property owners find other comparables if they do not agree with the ones that they have. We hope that residents will take advantage of this and other information made available through the website.”
Property owners should go to Property Assessment Information webpage and select “Prepare for My Informal Review or Formal Hearing.” There, they will find information on how to make their case for a reduced reassessment value, as well as what to expect during an informal review and formal appeal.
Property owners can follow the "that had valid sales" link to all properties that had valid sales between January 2009 and March 2011, which were used to determine the 2013 court-ordered reassessment values and serve as comparables for all other properties in the county. In addition, a copy of the handout and PowerPoint presentation provided during the county’s reassessment town hall meetings are available for review or download.
County Executive Fitzgerald also reminded property owners that all informal reviews need to be held by June 1, pursuant to the Court order. Property owners who had previously requested an informal review that has not yet been scheduled, or rescheduled, should contact the county as soon as possible by e-mailing their name and property address to
or by calling 412-350-4600 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through this Friday, May 18. Beginning on Monday, May 21, call center hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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