What is the County Board of Assessment Appeals?
All Counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have an assessment office that is responsible for preparing and maintaining the assessment rolls which includes valuing all real estate within the county for tax purposes The County assessment office also maintains a list of properties that are exempt from taxation. The Board of Assessment Appeals is a three-member quasi-judicial board for hearing and determining appeals from the assessments as determined by the County assessment office. Both the County assessment office and the Board of Assessment Appeals are governed by the Consolidated County Assessment Law found at Title 53 PA C.S.A. §§ 8801 et seq.

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1. Where can I lookup information on my property and surrounding properties?
2. What is a property assessment?
3. Who actually sets my assessment?
4. What is the County Board of Assessment Appeals?
5. What is meant by "uniform" assessment rate?
6. What is "Market Value"?
7. If I recently bought my property, is this purchase price considered?
8. What is the difference between an assessment and taxes?
9. How do I appeal my assessment?
10. What happens after I file an assessment appeal?
11. What happens at the assessment appeal hearing?
12. What is good evidence to convince the Board to reconsider a new value of my home?
13. Who may represent a property owner?
14. Are there special rules for corporations or an LLC etc.?
15. What happens if I am unable to attend my scheduled hearing date?
16. What happens if I decide not to go through with the appeal?
17. What happens after the assessment appeal hearing?
18. What happens if I don't agree with the Board's decision?
19. Are there programs available for those who have hardship cases?
20. Whom do I contact if I need information regarding tax information, tax rates and tax dollars?