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.

 

 Enacted Laws

 

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

Act 46 of 2020 - Provides optional guidelines for assessing value of a mobile or manufactured home. Further Extends deadline for county board of assessment appeals training an additonal six months after the state's emergency declaration is lifted. Also includes an extension for notices and appeals in Delaware County's court-ordered countywide assessment.

Act 87 of 2020 - Adds two Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators to the State Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Act 88 of 2020 - Clarifies that revaluation company personnel contracted by counties to complete a countywide reassessment must be certified as CPEs.

 

 Legislative Reports and Recommendations