City of Pittsburgh Council District 6
Reassessment Appeal Assistance Program
City to Offier Assistance to Residents Appealing Property Reassessments

City Council and the Mayor’s Office have been working together to schedule a series of assessment appeal assistance dates for residents in the City of Pittsburgh. Property owners who wish to appeal their 2012 property assessments and are seeking assistance in the process are encouraged to call the 311 Response Line today.

Customer service representatives are scheduling residents with one-on-one appeal assistance such as help filling out appeal and tax relief forms, low-cost appraisals and legal support as residents prepare for their appeal hearing. The deadline to file a formal appeal is April 2. The Court ordered this year’s reassessment values to be used for next year’s tax bills, but those values must be appealed this year.

City employees will be deployed to neighborhood senior centers to meet one-on-one with residents. The Duquesne Law Clinic will be assisting the Controller’s Office in providing legal help.

To qualify for assistance, the residents’ property must be located within the City of Pittsburgh and must be a primary, owner-occupied, single-family residential property.  In addition, the old assessment value for the property must be under $150,000.  City residents aged 65 and older are not subject to the $150,000 requirement. The appraisal rate for those eligible is $125.

Councilman Lavelle has schedule appeal assistance dates in the following District 6 locations. Walk-ins will not be taken, so residents are reminded to call 311 to schedule a date and time for any of the available assistance sessions:
                *Manchester Citizens Corporation
                 1319 Allegheny Ave
                 Wednesday, February 29: 8:00am-10:30am

                *Hill House Senior Center
                 2038 Bedford Ave
                 Thursday, March 1: 8:00am-10:30am and 6:00pm-8:30pm

A series of sessions have also been scheduled for the Northside:
                *Northside Community Center
                 5 Allegheny Square
                 February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14

If you have any questions about the program, scheduling, or would like more information on the other locations scheduled throughout the City, please contact our office at 412-255-2134.

Friday, February 17, 2012

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


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