AVI: How Philadelphians can challenge reassessments, voice concerns

City HallUpward of 16,500 Philadelphians have filed for a review with the Office of Property Assessment. The OPA is working to reassess all of the city’s 579,000 properties.

Under Mayor Michael Nutter’s AVI plan, properties will be assessed and taxed based on their true market value, rather than a predefined percentage.

For residents who have already received their assessment notice and wish to challenge it, here are the steps to take.

If you want to request a review of your reassessment:

The deadline to file for a first-level review is March 31, or 30 days after an assessment notice is issued. To file for the review, click here.

For those property owners who wish to file a formal appeal with the Board of Revision of Taxes, they must do so by Oct. 7. To file a formal appeal, click here.

If you want to voice your opinions:

Taxpayers can seek assistance with their forms and have questions answered both in person and over the phone.

Tonight, there will be two separate meetings, which start at 6 p.m. The meetings are located at:

Holy Spirit School: 1845 Hartranft St.

Protestant Homes: 6500 Tabor Ave.

A live, toll-free Telephone Town Hall session will be held Thursday from 6:55 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. To listen or pose a question, you can register here.


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