Property Reassessment: How to Appeal

If your property was reassessed earlier this year and you feel it’s inaccurate, appeal it!

Apply by the October 1, 2018 deadline to request an appeal from the Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT).  To download the BRT Real Estate Market Value Appeal application form click here.

Whether or not you requested an appeal from the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) you can request an appeal from the BRT.

Want to know more information about the appeal process?

The Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition has prepared an informative guide regarding the appeals process. While this is not a replacement for competent legal counsel, it provides helpful pointers if you’re comfortable handling an appeal on your own. To see or download the guide, click here.

Three other things you should know about:

1) The homestead exemption

If you own property in Philadelphia and it is your primary residence, you are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on your Real Estate Tax. It works by reducing the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. Most homeowners save about $400 a year on their Real Estate Tax bill.

  • For more information:  Click here
  • To apply, call (215) 686-9200 or go online

2) Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP)

This is a Real Estate Tax abatement for homeowners who have had their property taxes triple (go up by 300% or more) from one year to the next, and have lived in their home for 10 years or more.

3) Low-income senior citizen real estate tax freeze

If you meet certain age and income requirements, the amount of property tax you pay each year will not increase, even if your property assessment or the tax rate changes.  If you tax liability decreases due to a lower property assessment or a tax rate decrease, the amount of real estate tax you owe will also be lowered to the new amount.

QVNA’s Board Election is November 15th

Interested in running for a QVNA Board position? Let us know!

Queen Village residents who have attended 2 or more QVNA-sponsored meetings between Jan-Oct 2018 (General Meetings and/or Zoning Meetings) are eligible for nomination to be a candidate in the Nov 15th QVNA Board Election. Four Director positions will be on the ballot. Each two-year term is Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2020.

Questions? Email info@qvna.org

QVNA’s Kids Summer Program needs Volunteers

Summer at Courtyard is a partnership between QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Better Tomorrows and  The Michaels Organization, to provide free summer enrichment programming to the children of Queen Village.
The program is based out of the Courtyard Community Room, 1021 S. 4th St.
Interested in adding some fun to your day?  Click here to find out more!