If you’re not happy with your property tax reassessment, the City has recommended that you file for both an informal review and a formal appeal. If you’re satisfied with the results of the informal review, you can simply withdraw the formal appeal. The deadline to file for an informal review is coming up on Wednesday, February 15. You can apply online, or by calling 412-350-4600. You’ll need your parcel number, which can be found on your assessment notice, or by looking up the property on the Allegheny County assessment website.
The deadline to file for a formal appeal has been extended to April 2. The form is available online or at the PHCA office. Fill it out and mail; you should be contacted with a hearing date within a few weeks.
You want to be well prepared when it comes time for your review or hearing; here’s some information from our community meeting on how to present an effective case. A recent article in the Post-Gazette about the updated Allegheny County assessment website provided useful information on how to access and use the information. And here is a list of court-ordered reassessment FAQ’s from Allegheny County Assessment.