Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Millage Rate Deadlines Extended to Jan. 31

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Millage Rate Deadlines Extended to Jan. 31

Article excerpt

Municipal governments in Allegheny County will have until Jan. 31 to set millage rates and pass their final budgets, the judge overseeing reassessment decided on Monday.

State law ordinarily requires that municipalities take those actions by Dec. 31.

Common Pleas Court Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. approved the one-month extension on the same day that he gave the county until Dec. 21 to provide communities with new total, or aggregate, values for all taxable properties. Judge Wettick previously had set a Dec. 17 date for delivering that information to cities, boroughs and townships.

Both deadlines have been extended at the request of several municipal solicitors. The changes will give a quasi-independent assessment appeals board additional time to resolve the more than 100,000 formal challenges to new property values. The county is in the last stages of a court-ordered $15 million reassessment, and the results of those appeals will affect tax rates next year. …

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