Residential Visitability Design
Tax Credit Program
Governor Edward Rendell signed Act 132 into law on October 28, 2006, and Allegheny County Council amended the County Code of Ordinances, Division 4, by adding Article XI, entitled “Residential Visitability Design Tax Credit Program” on November 29, 2006.
This program offers tax credits as incentives to new construction or renovation projects that build access for disabled individuals into residential housing. The total amount of the tax credit granted shall be the lesser of $2,500 (over a period of 5 years), or the total amount of all increases in property taxes levied by Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh as a result of the construction/renovation that is eligible for the Residential Visitability Design Tax Credit.
Design standards and definitions may be found in Allegheny County Council Legislative File ID 2840-06, Ordinance Enactment No. 39-06-OR dated 11/29/2006.
Application for the Residential Visitability Design Tax Credit Program must be filed with the Office of Property Assessments no later than 90 days from the issuance of the occupancy permit. Send application to:
400 N. Lexington Avenue, Suite LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Attention: Assessor's Department
For questions on Act 132, contact the Office of Property Assessments at (412) 350-4600, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Act 132 Forms