Some residents haven’t received the new 100 percent market valuations of their properties from the city yet and the deadline for asking for a review of a new assessment is March 31. However, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter said last week that property owners will have a month from receipt of their new assessments to ask for reviews of numbers they don’t like.
The city started mailing more than a half-million new assessments last month, and all were supposed to be sent out by March 1, city officials have said,
But John McKeever, former president of the Greater Bustleton Civic League, said more than 8,800 reassessments haven’t been sent. He arrived at that number by analyzing the city’s online records, he said in a March 12 phone interview.
“There were some thousands of properties that had anomalies of one kind or another,” Nutter’s spokesman Mark McDonald said in a March 13 e-mail to the Northeast Times. “When we started sending out assessment notices on Feb. 15, we noted this. Some have yet to be resolved.”
For example, there are 10 properties on the 1900 block of Conwell Road in Bustleton, McKeever said, that have no new assessments listed in the Office of Property Assessment’s online records.
Another example is on the 9500 block of Clark St., also in Bustleton. There are no new numbers for two homes on that block.
The 100 percent market value assessments will be used in computing 2014 property taxes. A tax rate has not yet been set by City Council.
Along with the new property values, OPA sent along material that explains how owners might seek reviews of assessments they believe are wrong, but all of that is a mystery to those who’ve received nothing.
Not to worry, McDonald said.
When those people finally get their notices, he said, they have 30 days to file review requests.
“We know who is where on the time scale,” he stated. “It’s no problem.” ••