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An assessment is a fractional portion of the fair market value of your property. In Pennsylvania, the County may choose an assessment from 1% up to 100% of market value. Washington County's ratio is 100% of market value.
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The last countywide re-assessment became effective in 2017.
The current Washington County millage is 2.43 (.00243). Example: Assessed value = 10,000 x .00243 = $24.30 at face.
Generally speaking, improvements that increase the market value of a property will increase the assessed value. The following are typical items that WILL increase the assessed value of your property. Additions Garages Barns or sheds In-ground pools Extensive remodeling Good maintenance will help retain the market value of your property. Generally your assessed value will not increase for minor repairs. The following list is some of the repairs that will NOT increase your assessment. Driveway paving or repairing Replacing gutters and downspouts Replacing a roof Interior remodeling Exterior painting Landscaping Concrete walks