Allegheny County recently sent out this reminder to property owners:
Per Judge R. Stanton Wettick’s court order on Thursday, January 26, 2012, informal hearings that were previously requested by property owners in the City of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver Borough will be rescheduled between now and March 2, 2012.
An informal hearing is a one-on-one meeting with a representative of the Office of Property Assessments who will review information on the value of your property. You may bring pictures and written documentation supporting a change in assessment, as well as provide corrections to your property characteristics that may have an effect on your value.
If you wish to request an informal hearing of your property for the 2013 court-ordered reassessed value, you may do so online at http://apps.alleghenycounty.us/InformalReviews/ or by calling the office at 412-350-4600. You will need your parcel ID number when scheduling. ALL requests for informal hearings must be made by February 15, 2012. If you wish to schedule multiple parcels at once, you should make the request by telephone (412-350-4600).
Please be advised that if you were requesting an informal hearing for the purpose of correcting data or property characteristics, you also have the option of doing so through the Real Estate Web Site or by e-mailing your parcel ID, contact information and data correction request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you aren’t satisfied with the results of your informal hearing, you can apply for a formal appeal. The application form can be found online, or at the PHCA office.