I know that this update is coming only 3 days after my last, but earlier today Judge Wettick issued another order. This time his order addresses the schedule forcommercialproperties in theCity of Pittsburghand theBorough of Mount Oliver.

The procedures set out in this order are quite similar to the residential procedures that were set last week. Here is thecommercialproperty schedule for theCity of Pittsburghand theBorough of Mount OliverONLY:

By November 28, 2011 the County will complete its review of each parcel of property.

By December 19, 2011 the County will certify the new assessed values.

By December 23, 2011 the new assessed values will be mailed to all commercial property owners in Pittsburgh/Mount Oliver.

Between December 23, 2011 and January 9, 2012 property owners may request Informal Reviews of their new assessments.

Between December 23, 2011 and February 3, 2012 property owners may file Formal Appeals of their new assessments.

Between December 14, 2011 and January 20, 2012 the Informal Reviews will be conducted.

By February 17, 2012 all adjustments to assessed values that result from an Informal Review will be completed. If your property’s assessment was adjusted by such an Informal Review, you (and your taxing bodies) will be given a thirty (30) day right to file a Formal Appeal of that Informal adjustment.

There is one clear discrepancy in the commercial schedule. It appears that the Informal Reviews will begin on December 14, 2011, but the new assessed values will not be sent to property owners until nine (9) days later on December 23, 2011. I am hoping there is a simple typo that once corrected will allow the dates to line up.

In the meantime, the important thing to remember is, owners of both residential and commercial property in Pittsburgh/Mount Oliver will get their new assessments between December 9, 2011 (residential) and December 23, 2011 (commercial). Once that notice arrives, the clock will be ticking for you to decide what to do. I will continue to provide you with updates as more information becomes available.

As always, please do not hesitate to call (412-904-5305) or email ( Werner@ZunderWerner.com) my office with questions or concerns. Also, if you have a group of friends, co-workers, or a community group that would benefit from a short educational presentation on this topic, please let me know. It is my goal to educate as many Allegheny County property owners as I can.