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Deadline for filing an annual appeal is August 1 to be effective for the following tax year. Filing Fees: This is a non-refundable processing fee. Check or money order made payable to: Montgomery County Treasurer for each application. Single Family Residential or Individually Owned Condominium (excluding apartments) - fifty dollars ($50.00) Residential (multi-family) (duplexes) - one hundred dollars ($100.00) Commercial and Industrial (including apartments) - two hundred dollars ($200.00) Preferentially Assessed Properties (Act 319, Act 515) - fifty dollars ($50.00) Exemptions - two hundred dollars ($200.00)
There are two different types of appeals: 1. Annual - You have the right to appeal your assessment once a year. The deadline for filing is August 1 to be effective for the following year. Annual appeal hearings start in May and must be heard by October 31. 2. Interim - Appeals must be filed within 40 days of the mailing date stated on the assessment change notice. It is important that the appeal form be completed accurately, indicating the location of the property appealed, the parcel number (the parcel number may appear as the account number on your tax bill), list any unavailable dates, include your daytime telephone number in case we have any questions, your opinion of MARKET VALUE, and the name and address to which the notice of the hearing should be mailed. Make sure you have signed the appeal form. A separate form must be used for each property and parcel number being appealed.
A member of a partnership may represent the partnership, a bona fide officer of a corporation, trust or association, may represent the corporation, trust or association, and an officer or employee of another agency or of a political subdivision may represent the agency or political subdivision in presenting any submittal to an agency subject to these rules.
NO POSTPONEMENTS WILL BE GRANTED IN JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OR OCTOBER.Except for attorneys that are attached for court. No verbal re-scheduling is permitted.
A re-scheduling request must be confirmed in writing, within (5) five business days of your original scheduled hearing, either faxed (610-278-3560), e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed (County of Montgomery, Board of Assessment Appeals, Court House, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404- 0311) to our office.
Only upon receipt of the written request will the request for re-scheduling be considered. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify the taxing authorities of the re-scheduling. If the board does not receive written confirmation regarding the re-scheduling of the appeal, you are presumed to have abandoned your appeal. You will not be rescheduled and must wait until the next year to file.