County Seeking Auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board Members

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Delaware County Council approved a motion on Jan. 22 to solicit 15 auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board Members to assist in the County’s Tax Reassessment Process.

The Auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board Members will preside over formal hearings to be held July 20- Oct. 31 at several locations across the county.

In 2017 Delaware County was ordered by the Court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. Delaware County Council contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. in 2017 to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The project, which was implemented through the County Treasurer’s Office utilized Tyler’s appraisal and street imaging services and included data gathering, verification of data and the establishment of assessed values.

Informal notices of the new tentative property values will be mailed to all County residents mid-February through March. It is important for property owners to carefully review their new assessment for accuracy. If the property owner believes the assessment is an accurate representation of the fair market value of their property, they do not need to take any action. If a property owner believes the new assessment does not represent fair market value, they are encouraged to call the number on their notice to schedule an informal meeting with Tyler Technologies. The informal meetings consist of the property owner sitting one on one with Tyler staff, discussing their individual assessment. Once the informal reviews are completed, Tyler Technologies Inc. will submit updated property values to the County in June. The County will notify property owners of their updated property value in July. Property owners who do not agree with the July notice of values can request a formal appeal of their property, which will be heard by members of the County’s Tax Assessment Appeals Board. Formal hearings will begin in July. Both the informal meeting with Tyler and the Formal Appeal are free to the public.

The County is currently seeking qualified professionals to preside over the formal tax reassessments hearings to be held this summer and fall. Selected applicants will be appointed to an Auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board. The hearings will begin in July 2020 and continue for approximately 8-10 weeks. Applicants must live in Delaware County and cannot be an active property assessor.

Selected applicants will receive a six-hour training prior to hearings. Auxiliary Tax Assessment Appeals Board Members will be paid $200 a day for days they preside over hearings.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to the County Clerk of Delaware County: DelcoBoards@co.delaware.pa.us

A website dedicated to educating residents and answering questions regarding Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project can be found here: http://delcorealestate.co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment



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