With less than three weeks from the filing deadline, Allegheny County property owners, municipalities, and school districts have filed just 2,000 property assessment appeals for 2015. This number is substantially down from the roughly 10,000 property assessment appeals that were filed in 2014 across Allegheny County. Consistent with years past, school districts have taken the lead in filing the majority of the taxing body initiated appeals. In fact, property owners in Districts like Sto-Rox, Mt. Lebanon, and Avonworth have already begun to receive notice of the pending appeals of their assessments. Property owners most vulnerable to an assessment increase are those who recently purchased a property at a price well above its current assessed value.
On the other hand, many property owners across Allegheny County remain over-assessed. A proeprty assessment appeal could potentially save hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year in taxes. Whether you are a property owner poised to challenge a school district appeal or are looking to file your own assessment appeal, contact the Kisner Law Firm today for a free consultation. March 31st is right around the corner - don't miss out.