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FAQ

This page answers frequently asked questions regarding property assessment in Philadelphia.

General questions

What do I do if I suspect I am a victim of deed fraud?

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How can I find my OPA account number?

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Where can I find information about permits and zoning?

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Where can I find information on tax payment and lien information?

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Where can I find information about deeds and mortgage records?

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Where can I find information about properties owned by PHDC and properties available for purchase?

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Where can I find information about property owned by the City of Philadelphia that is currently available for bid?

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Where can I get information about my Real Estate Taxes?

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Who can I contact to request a duplicate tax bill?

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Property valuation

Isn’t “market value” what I paid for my property?

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What is the difference between assessed value and taxes?

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What is “millage” and how is it determined?

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What is the “pre-determined ratio” and why is it 100%?

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I have been approved for the Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP) or a tax abatement. Does this appear on my notice?

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What is the most current real estate tax rate?

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How can I better understand my Notice of Proposed Valuation?

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What is a co-op/cooperative? How do I know if I live in one?

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How do I remove a deceased spouse or parent from the property record?

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