Angry Residents Jamming Up City Hall’s Phone Lines With AVI Complaints
If you feel your new 2014 property tax assessment is unfair, you can watch this helpful video and mail in an appeals form by March 31st. If you’re not happy with the outcome of the appeal, you can take your case to the Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT). And if you’re not happy with that, you can go to court.
Or you could just place angry phone calls to the city.
From Monday through 3 p.m. today, the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) received 3,200 calls and voicemails, a substantially higher volume of calls than usual…City Councilman Mark Squilla’s office received 30 calls today, the most AVI-related calls to a Council office. Squilla’s 1st district includes Center City, Northern Liberties, parts of South Philly and Fishtown, some of the hardest hit neighborhoods. Squilla plans to challenge the assessments and believes that OPA made some mistakes.