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 http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/arTaskForce.cfm.

 

 2017-2018 Legislation

 

Senate Bill 689 and House Bill 1361 - Adds two Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators to the State Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Senate Bill 832 and House Bill 1594 - Clarifies that revaluation company personnel contracted by counties to complete a countywide reassessment must be certified as CPEs

Senate Bill 950 and House Bill 1890 - Creates a voluntary real estate sales verification form pilot program

Senate Bill 1006 and House Bill 1991 - Improves proper and timely submission of building permits to county assessment offices

Senate Bill 1007 and House Bill 1990 - Clarifies and updates the County Consolidated Assessment Law related to assessment appeals

 

 Legislative Reports and Recommendations