Assessment Reform Task Force

In November 2016, the General Assembly's Local Government Commission created an Assessment Reform Task Force, chaired by former CCAP member Sen. John Eichelberger, to review and implement the recommendations made by several legislative reports over the past decade. CCAP and its affiliate, the Assessors Association of Pennsylvania (AAP), have been actively involved in the Task Force efforts to address the efficiency, transparency, modernization and fairness of the property assessment process. This page includes tools, best practices and legislation developed by the Task Force.


Additional details can also be found on the Task Force web page at


 Enacted Laws

​Act 155 of 2018 - Clarifies and updates the County Consolidated Assessment Law related to assessment appeals

 Legislative Reports and Recommendations


 2019-2020 Legislation


​Senate Bill 491 and House Bill 1032 - Adds two Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators to the State Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Senate Bill 492 and House Bill 1033 - Clarifies that revaluation company personnel contracted by counties to complete a countywide reassessment must be certified as CPEs

Senate Bill 493 and House Bill 1034 - Improves proper and timely submission of building permits to county assessment offices