Allegheny County is currently undergoing a judicially mandated county-wide property reassessment. This includes properties within the City of Pittsburgh, and all properties will be reassessed. The assessment of each property will aim to reflect its market value for 2012. The value is supposed to be determined by what is on the Property Report Card, an assessor's valuation of the property from the outside, the condition of the neighborhood, recent sales of the property, and recent sales of comparable properties.
Mayor Ravenstahl's office has scheduled a series of five education program outreach dates to educate the public on the reassessment process. The last sessions have been scheduled for January 10, 2012 at 10:00 am and at 6:00 pm, and will take place at the Kaufmann Center Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue, next door to the Hill House Association. It is highly recommended that all residents with questions about the reassessment process and how to appeal your assessment attend the outreach session. For more information on this outreach session, please contact our office at 412-255-2134.
Please note that property owners in the City of Pittsburgh have until January 13, 2012, to request an informal review by calling 412-350-4600. Property owners, along with the school and municipality, also have the right to file a 2012 formal appeal with the Board of Property Assessment Appeals & Review until February 10, 2012. You may acquire an appeal form by calling 312-350-4600 or by clicking here.
R. Daniel Lavelle
Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
414 Grant Street, 5th Floor | City County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2134 | facsimile 412-255-0737