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Property Owners Getting Another Chance To Appeal Assessment

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When the assessment at Al Montuoro’s Green Tree house went up 68 percent, he did like 100,000 other property owners and appealed. But he was given only a three percent decrease.

“I’m not real happy about it,” said Montuoro.

But Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says that doesn’t have to be the end of it.

Not a fan of the reassessments, Fitzgerald says he wants to make sure property owners get the fairest shake possible.

“The decisions weren’t as accurate as they should have been, so this gives people another opportunity to appeal,” said Fitzgerald.

If you tried to get your assessment lowered and your hearing officer didn’t see it the same way, you can try again. The county is giving you until April 1 to file for a new hearing.

That’s even if you forgot to file or missed your scheduled hearing.

And, if you win this time and you’ve already paid your property taxes, you’ll get a tax refund to reflect your new property value.

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