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Office of Property Assessment

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Hall Warns Property Owners of Delays in Assessment Reviews

The initial reviews of about 25,000 property assessments won’t be completed before the deadline to file a formal appeal, so the city is urging property owners to proceed without waiting.

09/23/2013

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Controversial, Contentious Budget Was Hallmark of Phila. Council’s Legislative Season

After months of debate, Council president Darrell Clarke says he’s proud of the final version of the Actual Value Initiative that Council has approved.

06/20/2013

City Council Skeptical About Nutter’s Property Assessors; Hires Auditor

City Council wants to put Mayor Nutter’s property assessors under the microscope.

05/27/2013

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz with Prof. Robert Strauss.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Controller Says New Property Assessments Are Even Less Accurate

And tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.

05/08/2013

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Councilman Wants To Subpoena Nutter Administration Over Property Revaluations

Councilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.

05/02/2013

(credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Council Asks OPA To Release AVI Formulas

City Council members are inching closer to getting the nitty-gritty on how the Nutter Administration came up with new assessments for every property in the city.

04/24/2013

Philadelphia City Council members opened their annual budget hearings on Monday at City Hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

On Day 2 Of Budget Hearings, Council To Grill Office Of Property Assessment On AVI

Philadelphia City Council today gets a chance to grill the Office of Property Assessment, which compiled the numbers behind the new assessments going out that have generated a lot of anxiety in the neighborhoods.

03/26/2013

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Reassessment Plan Prompts Council Concerns

Mayor Nutter’s plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face ‘sticker shock’ at year’s end.

04/05/2012

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Assessment Chief Promises More Checks Of Tax-Exempt Properties

Philadelphia City Hall’s new top property assessor tells City Council members that his evaluators will make sure tax-exempt properties are checked more frequently, to make sure they are what they advertise.

04/19/2011

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