Is an appeal processing fee required?

Yes. The Assessment Office has implemented Resolution #45-97 which requires a processing fee for each parcel appealed to the Board of Assessment Appeals. The fee for each residential property is $25. The fee for commercial, industrial, parcels subject to preferential assessment such as Act 319 and Act 515 and exemption appeals is $50. The fees apply to both interim and annual appeals and must be paid at the time of filing. A check or money order is to be made payable to "Chester County Treasurer". This fee will not be refunded for failure to appear or withdrawal of the appeal. If you are over 60 years of age and want to appeal the assessment on your primary residence but are unable to afford the $25 processing fee, call the intake staff at the Department of Aging (610-344-6350), as you may be eligible for assistance. Proof of financial eligibility will be required.

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1. What is millage?
2. How are millage rates determined?
3. How do I calculate my approximate property tax based on the posted millage rates?
4. What is an assessment?
5. What is an Interim Assessment?
6. When is an interim assessment effective?
7. How are interim assessments reported?
8. What's the significance of property assessment?
9. What is the market value?
10. What causes market values to change?
11. How do I, as the property owner, appeal an assessment and/or the effective date?
12. How do I appeal my current assessment?
13. How do I change my Tax Billing Address?
14. How can I obtain Assessment data reports or electronic files?
15. Is an appeal processing fee required?
16. How do I obtain an appeal form?
17. What are the different types of hearings?
18. Where are the appeals held?
19. Who hears the appeals?
20. How will I be advised of my hearing date?
21. What is the appeal hearing procedure? CLR?
22. What if I do not agree with the board decision?