Monroe County Reassessment Project: Episode #2

In our last post about Monroe County’s reassessment project, we announced a series of informational meetings scheduled for February in each of the County’s school districts.

If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, this information is still available to you. Newman Williams Attorney Aaron DeAngelo attended the meeting at the Stroudsburg High school and has this report:

There was only one handout circulated at the meeting: a one-page sheet with the time-table on the process. Here are the dates from that handout:

March 1, 2019 – Property owners will receive a document that shows the tentative values assigned to their properties. At the same time, a website will be made available to explain how values were set. This site will also show the values assigned to properties throughout the County.

March 1 -June 30, 2019–Property owners who believe there is an error in the way their property was valued can schedule an informal review to point out the possible inaccuracies.

July 1, 2019–Based on the information collected during the informal review, property owners will receive a copy of the certified valuation of their property.

July 1 – August 9, 2019 — Owners who believe their property’s assessment is incorrect can schedule a formal appeal with an Auxiliary Board of Assessment Revision.

November 15, 2019–Based on the results of the formal appeals, the County’s Chief Assessor will forward the new assessed property values to each municipality and school district.

January 2020 –All taxing authorities will use the new assessed values to establish taxes. County and municipal taxes will be due by June 30, 2020; school taxes will be due September 30, 2020.

Stay tuned for future videos. We’ll explain:

  • when it is worth making a challenge;
  • potential costs of an appeal;
  • what happens when you appeal to the court;
  • some surprises you may not know about how valuations affect your taxes; and
  • answers to your questions.

In fact, if there’s a question you’d like us to address in a future video, please reply in the comments or send us an email at lawyers@newmanwilliams.com.

Thanks for watching!

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