The Office of Property Assessment's presentation describes the key steps and processes taken to estimate real property values for tax purposes for single family residential properties
As part the process for determining property values, the OPA reviews sales data to identify pockets of real estate activity where similar properties are selling for similar prices. More specific than neighborhood breakdowns, the OPA calls these GMAs and there are over 600 of them. View the GMA maps for the city of Philadelphia.
The Office of Property Assessment (OPA) will make available the expanded data set of assessed property values on each parcel in the city of Philadelphia for Tax Year 2014. A CD containing more extensive property data is available for purchase from the OPA. A data dictionary accompanies the CD. All files are formatted as comma delimited text.You may purchase the OPA's property CD by sending your request, on your letterhead (along with a check in the amount of $100 made payable to the "City of Philadelphia") to: City of Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment/IT Division Curtis Center 601 Walnut Street, Suite 300 West Philadelphia, PA 19106You can also submit your request through the OPA’s Customer Service Center.
The City released the preliminary total taxable market value of all property in Philadelphia in December 2012. The preliminary total taxable market value for all properties in 2014 is $96,514,777,722 (as of Dec. 19, 2012). This information will be used by the Mayor and City Council to set the Real Estate Tax rate and taxpayer assistance programs for 2014. View additional key data from the FY14 Assessments, including a table of FY13 and FY14 Market Values
A Message from Mayor Nutter about the Actual Value Initiative Preliminary Data Release:
A selection of terms relating to Assessments.