History of Property Tax Assessments

History Of Property Tax Assessments

Nearly 40 Years of Experience at Your Disposal

Robert Peirce, Jr., Senior Partner of Robert Peirce & Associates, learned of the deficiencies and inequities of the Allegheny County assessment system firsthand as an elected County Commissioner from 1975 to 1979. He put this experience to good use in the early 1980's when he represented over 1,000 homeowners and taxpayers in a variety of assessment appeals. In 1980, the county assessment office was theoretically assessing properties at 50% of market value. Peirce was among the first attorneys to discover that commercial properties were, in fact, assessed at a ratio in excess of 50%. In the early 1980's, he represented hundreds of commercial property owners, including country clubs, shopping centers, banks, restaurants, car dealerships, apartment buildings, downtown office buildings and industrial and manufacturing properties.

His efforts created substantial savings for many of the commercial property owners in Allegheny County. The last county-wide re-assessment was in 2012. In that year, our Pittsburgh property tax attorneys represented over 1,500 property owners whose assessments were successfully reduced.

With nearly 40 years of experience in real estate tax assessment appeals, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. has represented thousands of property owners, including:

Residential properties:

  • Single-family homes
  • Million Dollar Estates
  • New Construction
  • Condominiums
  • Duplexes
  • Rental properties

Commercial Properties:

  • Restaurants
  • Car dealerships
  • Apartment buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Grocery stores

Other properties, such as:

  • Churches
  • Country Clubs
  • Industrial Properties
  • Manufacturing Properties
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Clean and Green Classification

Call our Pittsburgh real estate lawyers at (844) 383-0565 today to get started with a free consultation!

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