Allegheny County & Pittsburgh Property Assessment

Allegheny 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?

  1. Do you use the property as your principal residence?
  2. Is your residence a part of a condominium or a cooperative where property taxes are paid jointly?
  3. Do you declare anywhere else as your principal residence?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?

Homestead exclusion on the Allegheny County web site

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.

Allegheny County property tax calculator

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Lowest Municipal Tax Rates in Allegheny County

Municipality Millage Land*
Pine Township 1.00
Franklin Park Borough 1.08
McCandless Township 1.30
Frazer Township 1.42
Marshall Township 1.42
Findlay Township 1.60
O'Hara Township 1.73
Bradford Woods Borough 1.80
West Deer Township 1.99

Highest Municipal Tax Rates in Allegheny County

Municipality Millage Land*
McDonald Borough** 40.75
Trafford Borough** 28.50
Wilkinsburg Borough 14.00
East Pittsburgh Borough 13.65
Mount Oliver Borough 13.50
Homestead Borough 13.33
Coraopolis Borough 12.50
Braddock Borough 11.65
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