This article aims to help people who are not familiar with the Allegheny County Property Tax system and the process they have to go through in order to be able to get a rough estimate. While a lot of people are aware of the difference between tax and assessment, not all of them understand the step by step process. Some even do not know that there is a tool that is provided by the Allegheny County in its official
Some even do not know that there is a tool that is provided by the Allegheny County in its official Allegheny County Assessment Search website to help them figure out the estimated amount of their property taxes; not only does this tool help them get a quote, it also helps them figure out two other important variables in this matter which are the municipals and also the school millage rates. These two variables are quite imperative as it is impossible to calculate your property tax without this information. School millage rate also referred to as
These two variables are quite imperative as it is impossible to calculate your property tax without these information. School millage rate, also referred to as millage or the mill rate, is the amount of each $1,000 that is used in calculating taxes on property, this rate may vary depending on the types of the property – whether it be residential properties or industrial properties.
How property taxes are determined is another thing that a lot of people do not understand. While there is a tax assessor that will do the assessing, now you may utilize the official website to search for your property assessment. Not only does it provide you an adequate listing and lookup engine to help you estimate your property assessment, the official website also provides a dedicated property tax calculator. Below is the step by step instructions.
- On the Allegheny County Assessment search page, simply enter the street name of your residence. You must remember that it is the street name that is required, not the house number. The next box is where the house number belongs, however, if you have no idea, you may enter the street name and the website will provide you with a breakdown list of every property on that street, and then choose your municipality to narrow your search.
- You will then be represented by two sets of values: the County Assessed Value, and Full Market Value. The County Assessed Value is the assessment that has been determined for Allegheny County, whereas Full Market Value is the assessment for school district and municipality.
- Go to the right side of your page and click on the calculator link, a new page will appear and you must choose the municipality, enter your assessed values (that you found on the previous page) and the results will appear.
The amount of the shool district, local, and Allegheny County millage rates change over time, so check the rates on the website before you calculate. Property taxes are very important to local government entities as well as municipalities due to the fact that all of their operations are funded by the taxes they collect within their jurisdictions. Thus it is important to pay more attention to our property taxes. If you find difficulties and wish to speak to a local representative, you may do so by visiting the Allegheny County Assessment Office.