Ask The County Executive: When Is Your Next Tax Assessment?

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined Marty Griffin to discuss tax assessments

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
November 26, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Photo Credit to: Amie Downs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA News Radio) – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin to discuss tax assessments. When is your next tax assessment? Will we ever see the elimination of the whole property tax system?  Mr. Fitzgerald discussed past tax assessment practices to try and get more equitability. "We've done that a couple of times and we end up with hundreds of thousands of people who are upset, you have to fight it."

"We need a statewide system I don't think you can say allegheny county should do a reassessment  and some of our surrounding counties haven't done any reassessments since the 70's and 80's.  "We would become less competitive if you could move to butler, westmoreland or washington counties knowing that you would not get reassessed but in allegheny county you are"  says Fitzgerald.

KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin describes the reassessment process as a nightmare."It's almost better to leave it alone and hope that something statewide changes and we eliminate it." 

Listen to the full interview with Marty Griffin and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

 

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