“I didn’t know you could still appeal your assessment until I saw your commercial.”
That’s a very common message that I receive from Allegheny County homeowners when they call Steidl and Steinberg to ask about the assessment appeal process. Yes, you can still file an appeal of your property taxes, but time is running out for 2015.
The deadline to file a property assessment appeal in Allegheny County is March 31. It doesn’t matter if you have tried appealing your property taxes in other years and were turned down, or if you have never filed an appeal. The county does not charge a filing fee for a formal appeal hearing.
If you think you are paying too much, you have the right to file an appeal. We can help you.
We will ask you questions about the condition of your house, if you have made any improvements like remodeling the bathroom or kitchen or any other rooms. Have you added living space? Is your basement damp? What is your property like? Is it usable? How are the major items in your home, such as the roof and windows and furnace? Are they new or are they original and needing replaced?
We will ask you if the county has your basic information correct in terms of the number of rooms, if it has a garage or a full basement, and also a bit about your neighborhood. Is the square footage of your living area accurate, or the size of your yard?
Give us a call at 412-391-8000 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk with you about your property. We will talk with our residential and commercial appraisers and give you a free evaluation of your case. You can base your decision on facts, instead of emotion.
Time is running out and the next window for appealing your property taxes doesn’t open until Jan. 1, 2016. Don’t pay too much, if you don’t have to.