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The last date to file Appeal From Real Estate Assessment Of 2016 was August 1, 2015.

The Appeal From Real Estate Assessment Of 2017 will be available after March 15, 2016.

Commercial, Residential & Exempt Appeal forms are available between March 15th and August 1st and can be obtained below, in person or by calling 610-891-4879. Appeal filing must be filed by August 1st. (or the next official business day should August 1 fall on a weekend). Hearings will be held in September and October. Notification of hearing date will be mailed 20 days in advance of the hearing. Appeal results are mailed November 15th. It is recommended that you keep a copy of Appeal Form and all documentation submitted for your records. Your cancelled check is your receipt and proof of filing.


  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Exempt

Common Level Ratios:
2016 = 67.8%
2017 = TBD July 1st

Class Action (Not Available online, please call Board of Assessment and Appeals at 610.891.4879
Catastrophic Loss (Not Available online, please call Board of Assessment and Appeals at 610-891-4879) Catastrophic Loss can be filed anytime within 6 months of the catastrophic event. Please supply documentation such as fire marshal’s report, newspaper articles and photographs of damage and permits of the catastrophic event.

Special Note: Residential & Commercial Appeal forms consist of 2 pages. First page is the Instructions for Filling Appeal and the required processing fee. The Second page is the Appeal Form. Exempt Appeal form consists of 4 pages. All pages must be submitted at time of filling along with processing fee and 2 copies of appraisal. If you are unable to supply 2 copies of appraisal at the time of filing, you will need to bring 2 copies of your appraisal on your scheduled hearing date and time. Please DO NOT mail in appraisals after appeal form has been filed.

Forms can be mailed or dropped off, along with the required non-refundable Processing Fee of $50.00 for Residential, $100.00 for Commercial and $100.00 for Exempt for each appeal filed per folio.
Class Action has a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee for each class filed plus a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee for each homeowner who has chosen to participate in class action appeal.
Catastrophic Loss, Do Not require a processing fee. All Appeal Forms received without the non-refundable Processing Fee WILL NOT be processed.

DO NOT FAX APPEAL FORMS. Forms must be date stamped at the Board of Appeals office, located on the ground floor of the Government Center Building.

Mail completed form to: (Please print)
Board of Assessment & Appeals
Government Center Building
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Comments: An appeal from a decision of the Board must be made within 30 days from the Boards issuance of findings. This appeal is made to the courts through the Office of Judicial Support <> (OJS). There is a filing fee. Call OJS at (610) 891-4388 for details.

Additional Assistance:
Assessment Manager, John Van Zelst, CPE (610)891-5137
Chief Assessor / Commercial, Greg Hume, CPE (610)891-5416 or 4900
Chief Assessor / Residential, Harry Short, CPE (610)891-5127
GIS / Mapping, Anita Bostwick (610)891-4793 or 4885 or 5415
Administrative Assistant, (610)891-4879   Fax Number, (610)891-4883
Homestead Coordinator, Patricia Dougherty, CPE (610)891-4893
Residential / Commercial Assessors, (610)891-4891 to 4896
Public Room / Address Changes, (610)891-4890





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