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Division of Assessment

The Assessment Office carries the responsibility for creating and maintaining values for all properties in the County based on the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Assessment Office consists of:
Assessment Manager
Deputy Assessment Manager
Currently; Ten certified assessors
One secretary
Two Clerical Technicians

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To change your address, click here for an application.  Please note - this form may be filled out online, printed, signed and then either mailed or faxed to the information on the application. For more information, double click the thumbtack icon within the application document.

Website for Northampton County Assessment Information      http://www.ncpub.org

Services
Duplication of records, maps, etc.
Administration of various exemption and abatement programs.
Tax roll certification for county, municipalities, and school districts.
Access to G.I.S. retrieval system.
Public information assessment access system.
Taking of applications and maintenance for the Revenue Appeal Hearings.

Mission Statement
The Northampton County Assessment Division seeks to provide the highest quality of services to the public using the latest technology.

Duplication of Records
The following list represents documents that may be copied and the cost for each:
ASSESSMENT DIVISION
1. Ortho photograph copy $10.00
2. Large County Assessment maps $10.00
3. Photocopy of Assessment maps $1.00
4. Printout of property record card $1.00
5. Copy of STEB reports (per page) $1.00
6. Certification of ownership of property $5.00
7. County system data files $150.00(minimum)
   (time, material, handling)
8. Act 319/515 Processing Fee - $50.00

Administration of Various Exemption and Abatement Programs

1 Preferential Assessments (Act 319)
The Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act, commonly known as Act 319 or the "Clean and Green" law, was first used during the 1976 tax year. A pamphlet may be obtained from the Assessment Office explaining all of the rules and regulations.

2. Exemption law and procedure in Pennsylvania. An instruction sheet may be obtained from the Assessment Office containing all of the data involved in applying for an exemption. This instruction sheet also makes reference to the five criteria required to apply for the exemption.

3.LERTA
Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act Codified at 72 P.S. #4722. This particular program is available in the following areas:

City of Bethlehem
Glendon Borough
Palmer Township

Additional information may be obtained from each of the above municipalities
concerning the geographic allowable areas within each district.



Tax Roll Certification
The tax roll certification on or before November 15 of each year to all municipalities. The month of April deals with certification for schools. The beginning of each year, the office also sends out notification of real estate values, plus the number and value for
each municipality of each Act 66 property, representing the utilities within each municipality.

Access to GIS Retrieval System
The public, through use of the GIS stations, located in the Assessment Office, may view maps on screen and obtain printouts at a nominal cost.

Public Information Assessment Access System
The public, through use of the CAMA system, has inquiry access to ail public records contained in Assessment. The types of information listed pertains to name, address, parcel identification, and values. Sales information is also available in a different format.

Taking of application and maintenance for Revenue Appeals Hearings

PLEASE NOTE THE FILING DEADLINE FOR ALL ANNUAL APPEALS HAS CHANGED FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO AUGUST 1

Applications are generally taken within two areas for value. A forty (40) day appeal, when a value changes during the year, due to new construction or for any other reason. A yearly appeal, which may be filed before August 1 of each year, even if value has not changed.  To download appeal instructions and forms, click on the appropriate link below:

    Appeal Instructions

    Appeal - Residential Form

    Appeal - Commercial Form

    Appeal - Exemption Form

    Appeal - Exempt to Active Form

    Appeal - Homestead Exclusion Form

Revenue Appeals Board Members

  • Charles Gordon, Solicitor
  • Leonard Zavacky
  • Marci Carter
  • Robert Miklas, Chairman
  • George Andralis
  • Richard McAteer

Appeals may be mailed or submitted in person to the Assessment Office at the following address:

Northampton County Courthouse
Assessment Division
2nd Floor Room 2112
669 Washington Street
Easton PA 18042-7477

 

Our Office may be contacted Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Assessment Office is closed on various major holidays during the year. This schedule does vary from year to year.

Our Assessment Office may also be contacted by mail, at the following address:

Northampton County Courthouse
Assessment Division
669 Washington Street
Easton PA 18042-7477