Are your real estate property taxes too high? Do you feel that the assessed value of your home is way beyond the actual fair market value? If you own property in Northampton County, you have an opportunity to file a tax assessment appeal to the Northampton County Tax Assessment Office. I am a tax assessment appeal attorney located in Bethlehem, PA. I help homeowners in Northampton County such as yourself save hundreds of dollars in property taxes by filing tax assessment appeals.
The Northampton County Tax Assessment Appeal Process
Tax assessment appeals must be filed by August 1st and if the appeal is granted, the tax assessment will go into affect the following year. After an appeal is filed, an assessment hearing is scheduled which the homeowner must attend. A homeowner will be given at least 20 days’ notice prior to the tax assessment hearing.
Prior to the hearing, the howeowner has the right to submit documentation such as an appraisal to support why they believe their tax assessment should be changed. All documentation should be submitted to the Board within ten (10) days of the scheduled hearing. An appraisal is not required for residential properties, although it is recommended. An appraisal is required for all commercial properties, industrial properties, and class action appeals. An expert witness also has an opportunity to testify regarding what was submitted in his report during the tax assessment hearing.
After the tax assessment hearing, the Board will issue a determination promptly. If the homeowner disagrees with the tax assessment, they have an opportunity to file an appeal with the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas within 30 days.
Northampton County Tax Assessment Hearing Representation
If you are looking for legal counsel to submit the tax assessment appeal, please feel free to contact me. I can offer you a consultation regarding your property and would be willing to research comps to see if your tax assessment can be reduced. Please feel free to call me at (484) 362-9286 or you can email me directly through our secure contact form.