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2009 Carbon County real estate millages

County & Township – January 1 to December 31, 2009
School – July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010

LAST UPDATED:  August 21st, 2009

Municipality

County Debt Serv.

County
 R. E.

Borough

School

School District

Total

Banks Township 0.5 6.393 1.1 30.143 Hazleton 38.136
Beaver Meadows Borough 0.5 6.393 5.5 30.143 Hazleton 42.536
Bowmanstown Borough 0.5 6.393 10.005 42 Palmerton 58.898
East Penn Township 0.5 6.393 5.885 45.53 Lehighton 58.308
East Side Borough 0.5 6.393 2 39.96 Weatherly 48.853
Franklin Township 0.5 6.393 5.337 45.53 Lehighton 57.76
Jim Thorpe Borough 0.5 6.393 6.4 39.85 Jim Thorpe 53.143
Kidder Township (North) 0.5 6.393 3.2 39.96 Weatherly 50.053
Kidder Township (South) 0.5 6.393 3.2 39.85 Jim Thorpe 49.943
Lansford Borough 0.5 6.393 25.11 55.69 Panther Valley 87.693
Lausanne Township 0.5 6.393 0.57 39.96 Weatherly 47.423
Lehigh Township 0.5 6.393 0.47 39.96 Weatherly 47.323
Lehighton Borough 0.5 6.393 4.25 45.53 Lehighton 56.673
Lower Towamensing Twp. 0.5 6.393 1.6 42 Palmerton 50.493
Mahoning Township 0.5 6.393 3.5 45.53 Lehighton 55.923
Nesquehoning Borough 0.5 6.393 11.5 55.69 Panther Valley 74.083
Packer Township 0.5 6.393 0.6 39.96 Weatherly 47.453
Palmerton Borough 0.5 6.393 9.27 42 Palmerton 58.163
Parryville Borough 0.5 6.393 10.5 45.53 Lehighton 62.923
Penn Forest Township 0.5 6.393 3 39.85 Jim Thorpe 49.743
Summit Hill Borough 0.5 6.393 12.1 55.69 Panther Valley 74.683
Towamensing Township 0.5 6.393 2 42 Palmerton 50.893
Weatherly Borough 0.5 6.393 4.8 39.96 Weatherly 51.653
Weissport Borough 0.5 6.393 8.9 45.53 Lehighton 61.32

Questions and Answers About Property Taxes

How are property taxes calculated?

True Value x Pre-determined Ratio = Assessed Value x Millage = Property Tax

How is my property value determined?

The market value assigned to residential properties is based on the research of comparable sales of residential
properties indicated by the market conditions in various parts of Carbon County. The “Cost Approach” to value
is estimating the reproduction cost (or cost new) of the facility. Such cost is estimated based on physical
inspection of the property. Subtracted from the latter amount the facilities depreciation. Depreciation is deducted
from cost new based on physical, functional, and economic deterioration and obsolescence. For non-residential
properties, the Cost, Market, and Income Approaches to value are all considered

Who sets the Millage Rates?

Millage rates are set each year by your local taxing authorities. County, Townships, Boroughs, And School Districts

Can I appeal my property taxes to the Assessor?

NO, you may appeal your total property value to The Board of Appeals. You cannot appeal tax dollar amount.
Because your property value is an important figure in the Property Tax equation, a different value or classification
can have an effect on your property tax. However, your local taxing authority, not the assessor, determines the level
of taxation. Questions concerning millage rates should be directed to your local taxing authority.

Burden of Proof?

Once the Board of Assessment establishes the prima facie validity of its assessment by placing the assessment on
record, the burden of proof then shifts to the taxpayer to produce sufficient, credible, and relevant evidence to
overcome the assessments prima facie validity. Deitch Co. Board of Property Assessment 417 Pa 213. 209 A2d 397(1965).
 
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