Monroeville Taxes Look to Remain Same

Monroeville Taxes Look to Remain Same

The Municipality of Monroeville expects to keep its 2017 real estate millage flat at 4 mills for the coming year.  Recall that in 2013 Monroeville increased taxes under the procedures stipulated in Act 71 since that was a year of reassessment in Allegheny County.  Another increase occurred in 2014, but the Act 71 language did not apply since new values were in place.

In 2017’s budget the Municipality is budgeting $8.8 million in real estate tax revenue and in 2016 the County certification had $2.196 billion in taxable real estate in Monroeville.

It is also interesting to note that in 2015 the Gateway School District (Monroeville and Pitcarin) appealed the assessments of 56 properties in Monroeville that originally were valued at a combined $10.8 million pre-appeal and $16.7 million post-appeal, an increase in value of $5.89 million.  Those appealed values, if they remain unchanged, would have netted the Municipality around $23,000 in additional real estate tax based on its millage rate of 4 mills.  Owners in Monroeville brought appeals on 52 properties in  Monroeville.  The pre- to post-appeal change in value was a decrease of $2.16 million, an amount less than the change in value of properties appealed by the District.  Combined (taking the pre-appeal assessed value of appeals brought by owners and the District [$139.6 million] and the post-appeal assessed value of those properties [$143.4 million]) Monroeville would have netted close to $15,000 in real estate taxes.