How to look up your 2023 property real estate tax assessment
To calculate what you can expect to pay in January 2023:
1. Go to https://property.phila.gov (It says “searching by owner” has been disabled. So far, not so.) Enter your property address in the box above the map area.
2. The “Assessed Value” of your house will appear under your name. If you scroll down, you will see the valuation history, as well as a detailed description of your property.
3. To calculate how much you will owe in property tax in January 2023, take the assessed value up top and multiply it on a calculator by .013998% (the “millage rate.) NOTE: This total may be lower if you qualify for a “homestead exemption” or other factors. City Council has not finalized the Budget for 2023 and as a result the amount of the “Homestead Exemption” and other special relief programs may change.
4. Or go to this page at Community Legal Services and simply enter your address in the middle of the page at the Property Tax Estimate Calculator. https://clsphila.org/housing/property-tax-calculator/.
The deadline to file a formal appeal with the Board of Revision of Taxes is on or before Monday, October 3, 2022. Even if a First Level Review is filed, a response is not likely to be made by the October 3rd deadline.
Here are additional articles below on how to appeal your valuation.
Check out the interactive map in the following Philadelphia Inquirer article. Here are some average property assessment increases by neighborhood that may surprise you:
– West Mount Airy + 50%
– Chestnut Hill +30%
– North Philadelphia East +133%
– Center City East + 1%
– Manayunk +18%
– Kensington +150%
A few other relevant articles:
‘It’s wrong’: Philly property assessments double in some working-class neighborhoods
The property assessments are Philadelphia’s first since 2019. The mayor and City Council are negotiating relief options for homeowners hit by increases.
What you need to know about Philly’s 31% property assessment spike
Philly’s new property tax assessments: How to challenge your new valuation
Philly delayed property assessments for three years. Now residential values are jumping 31%.
City Completes Property Reassessments, Unveils Plans to Expand Relief Programs and Reduce Wage Taxes
The Black homeownership gap in Philadelphia
by Jane Century