Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.
Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was calculated and how that new assessment can be appealed.
Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.
— Assessed value, actual value, market value. Property taxes have you confused? Join the crowd …
— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.
Ready or not, Philadelphia is going to get a complete property tax overhaul, so homeowners should prepare themselves to fight for affordable tax bills, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.
Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.
Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association expected to hear about a relatively minor zoning case in the neighborhood, but instead got a lesson on a major flaw in the city’s new zoning code.