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Washington County Pennsylvania Reassessment Appeals Begin

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 20, 2016

No. 1,273

Washington CoIf you are a landowner in Washington County, you probably received your notice of assessment.  You have 40 days to file an appeal.

We went through this process in Allegheny County twice in the last decade.  The experience of Allegheny County should be helpful, but Washington County has some unique problems.  The Marcellus phenomenon made some farm land extraordinarily valuable.  Other properties are in areas that have seen growth and development.  Others haven’t.

The taxing bodies will undoubtedly be suggesting some of these high growth properties as comparable for other properties which do not have the same potential.  This means that property owners should be represented by legal counsel that knows real estate values and understands how the system works.  Chances are that the outcome of appeals in 2016 will influence tax assessments for many years to come.

CLT

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