Friday, November 30, 2012
Documents for the 2013 Dormont Borough Budget are now available and because of property reassessments, the tax rate is going down.
Monday’s Dormont Council meeting agenda includes a vote on the borough’s 2013 budget—and the budget includes a lower property tax millage rate for residents. Council plans to lower the tax rate from 14 mills to 9.1 mills. This means that for most residents, taxes are going down—taxes on a $100,000 house would fall from $1,400 to $910. The adjustment accounts for higher assessment rates on borough properties. As a result of Allegheny County’s reassessment process, assessed property values in Dormont went up about 52 percent. After real estate reassessments are done, municipalities are required by the state to adjust millage rates so that there is not higher than a 5 percent increase in tax revenues. However, Dormont’s revenue increase will …
Monday, March 5, 2012
About 100 people attended an informational meeting in Scott Township last week to learn how to fight their Allegheny County property assessment.
The new assessments getting mailed to Allegheny County property owners have many people asking about what information they need to challenge those numbers. County and local officials are organizing some informational meetings to help owners understand the process and how to appeal what they believe area incorrect assessments. Still, confusion remains in the process of how the county came to assign a correct assessment to each property and what people should do to fight them. A few people were angry Wednesday night while meeting at the Scott Township Municipal Building to learn more about the process and how to appeal the assessment. Many of the 100 others who attended, though, just didn’t understand the process and felt it was unfair, said…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. ruled that new property assessments wouldn't go into effect until 2013.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Allegheny County residents will be taxed on their 2002 property assessments for another year. Allegheny County Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. ruled on Thursday that newly issued property assessments would be implemented in 2013 instead of this year. The court ordered that the Pittsburgh School District, the City of Pittsburgh and Mt. Oliver Borough—which already received new assessment values—are permitted to use the 2011 assessment for the purpose of setting their budgets and levying taxes for 2012. Wettick also provided that the 2012 reassessment values be used for the 2013 tax year for those taxing bodies. According to a press release issued by the office of County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Wettick stated that the court would decide what…