What is an assessment?

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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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?