Property Assessment Blog


      This old legal adage can be traced to several sources but can’t be verified specifically to anyone. However the maxim remains absolute. If you are entitled to justice you should not be deprived of it until a later time; especially due to bureaucratic incompetence and malevolence.   In December of 2011 a […]

Informal appeals need a good suit.

The informal tax assessment appeals for Allegheny County will begin in January, 2012. Don’t be fooled into thinking the process is not important.  In fact, it can be very important to correcting errors concerning the market value of your property and the resulting tax bill.  Make sure you are prepared to talk about the value […]

Sometimes you can beat City Hall

Over the years some Counties have enacted county tax assessment appeal rules that are designed to chill the rights of the taxpayers.  The County officials put roadblocks in the way to discourage the taxpayer from appealing an unfair assessment which means the County does not have to deal with illegal and incorrect assessed values.  We […]

The Wolf is at the door


It looks like the preliminary numbers for the Allegheny County tax assessment are coming soon for the city of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver. This may give taxpayers an opportunity for an “informal appeal.”  An informal appeal is an unofficial meeting whereby the taxpayer can correct errors or data imputed to their property by the county […]

2012 Allegheny County Reassessment: Where Does It Stand?

The County has told the Judge who ordered the real estate tax reassessment that they are behind schedule due to lack of qualified assessors needed to complete the process on time. The original plan was to have the preliminary assessments done sometime in 2011. The latest news is that May of 2012 may be the […]

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