It is real estate assessment appeal time again. The assessment appeals deadline for the upcoming year is fast approaching. The due date for Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh and Delaware Counties is August 1, 2017. For Berks County the deadline is August 15, 2017. If you believe that your home, business location, rental property, or other real estate is over-assessed, the above dates are your deadlines to act. Additionally, those dates serve as deadlines for certain qualifying charitable organizations who may wish to file appeals to establish their exemption from local real estate taxes.
Annual appeals with the above deadlines are for the upcoming year (i.e. 2018). Thus, the results would affect your assessment and your tax bill for county and municipality purposes beginning January 1, 2018 and for school tax purposes beginning July 1, 2018.
If you have questions about your current assessment and how it relates to your property’s fair market value, please do not hesitate to contact us. Although we are not appraisers we can talk to you about the feasibility of an appeal and/or help you get an expert appraisal. Time is of the essence however.