Tax Reassessment
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Property owners will get an update Tonight on the latest court proceedings, after thousands of residents said the latest tax values are inaccurate. A group called Blair County Citizens for Acurate Reassessment filed the lawsuit in January. The attorney plans to lay out a timeline for the case. The attorney plans to hold a public briefing in order to give the group members a timeline and let them know where they are in this case. The lawsuit is against the county Chief Assessor, the Board of Appeals and the company that conducted that reassessment. And with the new numbers, some properties have quadrupled in value but were inconsistent with other appraisals. And they see that this is going to be a long process but they are almost where they need to be right now. "We had an amended complaint in February of this year. The defendants have answered that complaint. We expect we will be in front of the President Judge for the hearing in the not-too-distant future." They realized the last assessment was in 1958. Property value has changed since then.