What are the different types of hearings?

Annual Appeal - Appeal of Total Assessment.

Property owners have an opportunity to appeal their assessment every year. By appealing, the property is open to the re-valuation process in which the property assessment may be lowered, raised or remain the same. Annual appeals may be filed from May 1 through August 1 (or the next official business day should August 1 fall on a weekend) of each year. In the case of an annual appeal, the Board decision does not take effect until tax bills are issued the following tax year.

Interim Appeal - Appeal of Increase in Assessment due to new construction. 

The interim assessment represents the value difference (increase) attributable to any assessable improvement to the land and the resulting increase in land value, if any. Assessable improvements include, but are not limited to; new construction of a primary structure (dwelling or other building type), the addition to any such structure and the construction of any ancillary, contributory improvements such as swimming pools, sheds, garages, barns, etc. A property owner filing an interim appeal also has the option to file an annual appeal by August 1. Appeal forms for an interim appeal must be filed within forty (40) days of the date of notification of the assessment change. The appeal date will be noted on the Assessment Change Notice. Any change in the assessment due to an interim appeal is effective commencing with the interim effective date. To file an interim appeal you may download and complete the appeal form or you may contact the Assessment Office at: 610-344-6105, or VISIT the office at: 313 W. Market St, Suite 4202, West Chester, PA 19382.

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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?