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File #: 12451-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 9/16/2022 In control: Committee on Budget and Finance
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, repealing Chapter 475, Article V entitled “Senior Citizen Relief” of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, and amending Chapter 475, Article VI entitled “Property Tax Relief Program,” Section 475-40, to expand the definition of “Eligible Taxpayer” to include certain trusts and expand the definition of “Longtime Owner/Occupant” to include a property owner who has owned and occupied any dwelling place within Allegheny County as a principal residence and domicile for at least 10 consecutive years, amending Chapter 475, Article VI, Section 475-41.B to limit the real estate tax discount that may be received by an Eligible Taxpayer to $650.00, and amending Chapter 475, Article VI, Section 475-42 to state that applications are to be submitted to the Office of the Treasurer and to provide for County Council to increase the maximum household income of an Eligible Taxpayer by Resolution if the same is raised by law of this...
Sponsors: Patrick Catena, Treasurer, Bob Macey
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An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, repealing Chapter 475, Article V entitled “Senior Citizen Relief” of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, and amending Chapter 475, Article VI entitled “Property Tax Relief Program,” Section 475-40, to expand the definition of “Eligible Taxpayer” to include certain trusts and expand the definition of “Longtime Owner/Occupant” to include a property owner who has owned and occupied any dwelling place within Allegheny County as a principal residence and domicile for at least 10 consecutive years, amending Chapter 475, Article VI, Section 475-41.B to limit the real estate tax discount that may be received by an Eligible Taxpayer to $650.00, and amending Chapter 475, Article VI, Section 475-42 to state that applications are to be submitted to the Office of the Treasurer and to provide for County Council to increase the maximum household income of an Eligible Taxpayer by Resolution if the same is raised by law of this Commonwealth.

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Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of Allegheny County adopted Ordinance No. 32066 on March 31, 1994, establishing a Longtime Senior Citizen Owner/Occupant Tax Relief Program pursuant to Act 77 of 1993 (“Act 77”); and

Whereas, the General Assembly enacted Act 85 of 2000, which amended the program by modifying the requirements for participating in the County’s program and, subsequently, County Council enacted Ordinance No. 33-00 to amend the County’s program accordingly; and

Whereas, County Council again amended the County’s program by the enactment of Ordinance No. 14-01 on February 6, 2001, to fully incorporate changes made in the General Assembly’s enactment of Act 85 of 2000; and

Whereas, due to an error in the process of codifying County Ordinances, the provisions of Ordinance No. 33-00 and Ordinance No. 14-01 were codified under two (2) separate Articles of Chapter 475, Article V and Article VI, respectively; and

Whereas, the County Council desi...

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