Administrative Services

 

Assessments

Assessment FAQ's

The job of the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments is to deliver uniformity in base year assessments for every property in the County as well as to schedule appeal hearings.

The Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review makes decisions on appeals based on information presented during your appeal hearing.



Interim Assessments

(For Municipality and School District Use ONLY)

Pennsylvania State Statutes allow local taxing bodies to apply and collect an interim assessment on new construction and major additions if certain requirements are fulfilled by the taxing body.

In order to assess an interim tax on a parcel, the local taxing body must pass or already have in place a local ordinance to do so. A copy of the enacted ordinance must accompany the Office of Property Assessments Interim Assessment Application Form. The application must then meet the requirements as indicated on the Office of Property Assessments Interim Policy. The Office of Property Assessments will then provide the interim value of the new construction or major improvements.

NOTE: Allegheny County does not collect an interim tax on new construction or major improvements. Allegheny County is required under State Statutes to process a municipality or school district request for an interim value if the taxing body has met the requirements.

Send a completed application to:
Allegheny County Office of Property Assessments
400 North Lexington Avenue, Suite LL
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
ATTN: Assessor's Department

PDF Interim Assessment Policy & Form


 

Taxation

Taxation FAQ's

Tax bills are determined on the basis of assessed values that the Office of Property Assessments sets for properties. OPA does not handle issues related to tax rates or tax billings.

Please check with your municipality and school board to get specific dates that school and municipality tax bills will be mailed and due.