In March 2017 Delaware County was ordered by the Court to conduct a countywide property tax reassessment, effective for the 2021 tax year. Delaware County Council contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc. in 2017 to provide real property appraisal services for the County’s 2020 general reassessment. The project, which is being implemented through the County Treasurer’s Office will utilize Tyler’s appraisal and street imaging services. Council also contracted with Eagleview to provide pictometry imagery of properties.
During the initial phase of this project, which began in December 2017, Tyler will provide the County with detailed, high-resolution street level images. Tyler will be photographing properties from inside white vans which will be clearly marked. The images will only be taken from the street and Tyler staff will not enter private property. To alleviate any privacy concerns images will not be taken of homeowners and/or children.
The reassessment project includes data gathering, verification of data, establishment of assessed values and an opportunity to appeal. The digital images will improve the quality of visual data used by the County and Tyler appraisers. The project will also allow verification and correction of address discrepancies. Additionally, the images will be helpful for emergency management recovery reports, necessary for state and federal assistance.
Tyler has concluded the gathering of street level images in Upper Darby Township, Haverford Township, East Lansdowne Borough, Yeadon Borough, Radnor Township, Marple Township, Lansdowne Borough, Clifton Heights Borough, Aldan Borough, Collingdale Borough and Sharon Hill. Images will be gathered in Folcroft Borough, Glenolden Borough, Newtown Township and Tinicum Township beginning on April 5, 2018.
Delaware County has set up a website dedicated to educating residents and answering questions regarding Delaware County’s Tax Reassessment Project. The website includes a video presentation on the Tax Reassessment process. The website can be found here: http://delcorealestate.co.delaware.pa.us/delcoreassessment/