Reed Smith Client Alerts

Authors: Dusty Elias Kirk

It’s that time of year again, as the Pennsylvania real property tax assessment will soon be upon us. It is important that property owners do not take an assessment or reassessment at face value.

The annual appeal deadlines for tax year 2016 are as follows:

  • August 1: Adams, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton and York
  • August 15: Berks
  • August 31: Wyoming and Butler
  • September 1: Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warrant, Washington, Wayne and Westmoreland

Deadline Change: Indiana County has nearly completed its county-wide reassessment and has set a July 2015 deadline for mailing all reassessment notices effective for tax year 2016. Importantly, the deadline for appealing the 2016 reassessment is 40 days from the date of the reassessment notice. Additional information regarding Indiana County’s reassessment, as well as other county-wide reassessments currently underway, can be found on Real Estate Legal Update.

Please contact us if you would like assistance in evaluating your property for a possible 2016 appeal.


Client Alert 2015-177