Why does property have to be assessed?
Under Pennsylvania law, property taxes are the primary source of revenue for governments and school districts. Property taxes, which are calculated by using assessed values and millage rates set by local government authorities, fund critical services including public safety (fire, police, ambulance), education, corrections, the court system, public health programs, and human service programs.

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1. When was the last countywide re-assessment?
2. Why does property have to be assessed?
3. What is an assessment?
4. What is a mill?
5. How do I calculate my County taxes if I know the assessed value?
6. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?