If you are behind on your property taxes, or struggling to pay your property taxes, there are many programs to help homeowners get on track.
First Level Review: This is an informal review with the Office of Property Assessment. The deadline to file a first-level review for 2024 assessments (which were mailed out in 2023) was September 8, 2023. Learn more here about First Level Reviews.
Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT) appeal: This is a more formal process in which a separate City agency, the BRT, determines whether the OPA’s assessment was correct. The deadline to file a BRT each year is the first Monday in October, but property owners may request a “nunc pro tunc” (or late) appeal, explain why they missed the deadline, and ask the BRT to consider their appeal anyway. . Learn more about BRT appeals here.
If you have not yet spoken with a free non-profit housing counselor, you can be connected with a housing counseling agency in your neighborhood by calling the Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-223-HOME or visiting saveyourhomephilly.org. We encourage people to start with a housing counselor, because many problems can be resolved with their help.
Want to know more about the various property tax programs? Check out our Philadelphia Property Tax Handbook.