Reassessment
Data Collecting for Countywide Reassessment begins in Taylor

Lackawanna County has contracted with Tyler Technologies Appraisal Services to assist with the reassessment project.  Tyler Technologies staff will work with the Lackawanna County Assessor’s Office to capture accurate, current information on the properties in your community.

The reassessment has commenced the week of July 12, 2022 in Taylor. 

The data collectors will measure buildings and speak with property owners.  All Tyler Staff will wear photo ID badges issued by Lackawanna County and bright yellow vests identifying them as part of the reassessment project.  Local police and officials will receive advance schedules listing the areas where Tyler staff will be working. 

Depending on the nature of the project, data collectors may view a property from the street, use remote imagery, walk around the property, or any combination of these approaches.  Data Collectors will begin their assessment by first trying to contact the homeowner.  They will knock on the door, introduce themselves, and ask if the property owner has time to answer questions about their property (how many bedrooms/bathrooms/total rooms/basement finished or unfinished/any remodeling updates, etc).  Our data collectors are gathering this information at the door, they are NOT entering any homes.  They will then continue to measure the exterior of the home and any outbuildings on the premises before moving on to the next residence. 

A website dedicated to educating residents and answering questions regarding Lackawanna County’s Tax Reassessment Project can be found here: https://empower.tylertech.com/Lackawanna-County-Pennsylvania.html


History of Reassessment
On May 18, 2022, Lackawanna County contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc., Appraisal Services, to conduct a County-wide Reassessment project to correct unfair property assessments. When Lackawanna County last completed a property assessment in 1968, the national cost of a gallon of gas was $0.34, a dozen eggs cost $0.53, and a hamburger at McDonald’s cost $0.18.   With such an out-of-date system, it is possible for property owners with similar houses to pay different amounts of property tax. 

By conducting a reassessment, Lackawanna County is expecting to change from an out-of-date, unequal assessment system to a system that is based on current, accurate property values. 

It should be noted that reassessment is required to have a revenue neutral tax effect on all taxing authorities.

Four public information sessions have been held to date in the City of Scranton, Scott Township and Covington Township, and one virtually. As Countywide Reassessment progresses, public informational sessions will be scheduled.
 

Reassessment Informational Session - Video Presentations

       





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Status Reports2 documents

  • Lackawanna County Status Report June 22, 2022.pdf
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Agreements2 documents

  • Tyler Technologies Reassessment Agreement
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    Tyler Tech Agreement
  • signed Motion Reassessment Tyler Technologies Proposal1.pdf
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    Motion Accepting Tyler Tech Proposal