Not Happy with Your Robinson or Moon Property Assessment? You Can Still Appeal
The deadline to file an appeal is April 1.
Robinson and Moon-area property owners have another chance to challenge their new assessments, but time is running out.
County executive Rich Fitzgerald signed legislation that allows property owners, and taxing bodies, to appeal new real estate values.
According to a statement posted on the Allegheny County web site:
The Executive and Council recognized that having property owners go through the Court-ordered reassessment has been difficult for everyone. Acknowledging that, and recognizing that there are those who may not have had an opportunity to appeal, did not get the result they had hoped for, or didn’t understand what their assessment may mean to their taxes, this appeal period allows property owners another chance to work to have the correct value put on their property.
Property owners who have appealed to the Board of Viewers, and for which a signed stipulation from the Court has been received, may not appeal again.
Property owners may complete the 2013 Property Assessment Appeal PDF fill-in form on their computer or print a blank form for completion by hand, print, sign and mail. Forms may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Property Assessments at 412-350-4600. The appeal form must be postmarked or hand-delivered by the close of business on April 1, 2013. Property owners are encouraged to keep a copy of the annual appeal form for their own records.
Property owners will have to pay taxes this year based on their new values but they would qualify for refunds if their appeals ultimately result in lowered assessments.
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