Allegheny County & Pittsburgh Property Assessment
The assessment appeal deadline in Allegheny County is March 31, 2015.
How much can you save if you win a lower assessment? Use the Allegheny County property tax and assessment calculator
County Office of Property Assessments office is located at:
County Office Building
542 Forbes Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone number - (412) 350-4600
Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Program
Home owners who are 60 years of age or older, or a widow or widower
age 50 to 60 years or are permanently disabled and age 18 to 60
years and have owned and occupied their home in Allegheny county
continuously for at least ten years, may be eligible for a flat 30%
discount on Allegheny County property taxes.
The income limit for this tax reduction is $30,000, total gross household income.
Only 50% of social security benefits, SSI, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Benefits (except Medicare benefits) are considered in the income calculation. Tax Relief Application.pdf
Allegheny County Homestead Exclusion
Allegheny County allows for a $2,000 reduction in the county assessment. The reduction of $2,000 reduces the county tax bill by $85. The assessment reduction does not reduce the amount of taxes paid to the local government (I.e. town, township, borough, etc.) or school district. Can you answer yes to the following questions?
- Do you use the property as your principal residence?
- Is your residence a part of a condominium or a cooperative
where property taxes are paid jointly?
- Do you declare anywhere else as your principal residence?
- Is your property used for purposes in addition to your
primary residence, such as a
business or rental property (some exceptions apply)? If yes, what percentage of the property is used for your primary residence?
- Do you wish to seek farmstead exclusion for the structures or buildings on this property? If yes, is any portion of the farm or buildings abated from property tax under another program or law?
If you answered yes to the previous questions, you might be eligible for the homestead and farmstead exclusion.
How do I know if I have the homestead exclusion?
Go to the Allegheny County search page and look up the assessment information on the property. If the building value is lower on the County Assessed Value, then the Full Market Value on the left, then the homestead exclusion has been applied. The values under the County Assessed Value are used to calculate the Allegheny County property taxes. The Full Market Value numbers are used to calculate the local (i.e town, township, borough, and city) and the school district taxes.
New applications must be returned before March 1 for the exclusion to be in effect for the applicable tax year. Application.pdf
How do I search for my assessment and property taxes for my home in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania?
The first step in calculating the property tax in Allegheny County, PA, is to find the assessment for the property. The Property Search Tutorial will thoroughly explain the procedure of searching the property assessment on the Allegheny County web site.
Which Allegheny County municipality has the highest millage rate? Which municipality has the lowest? See the answer below.
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Lowest Municipal Tax Rates in Allegheny County
|Franklin Park Borough||1.08|
|Bradford Woods Borough||1.80|
|West Deer Township||1.99|
Highest Municipal Tax Rates in Allegheny County
|East Pittsburgh Borough||13.65|
|Mount Oliver Borough||13.50|
|City of Duquesne||11.50||18.50|
Which school district in Allegheny County has the highest millage rate? Which school district has the lowest? See the answer below. > Allegheny County School Tax Rates
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