Board of Assessment
The primary function of the Board, which is composed of three members, is to determine the CURRENT MARKET VALUE of all properties in the County and calculate the appropriate assessment. The board, whose administrative duties are strictly governed under Statutes established by the General Assembly for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also maintains policies, management operations, and supervises the assessments within the County. They meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM except when a date falls on an official holiday and the courthouse is closed.
The board members themselves are appointed by the Bucks County Commissioners and serve the county for four year terms. For anyone interested in visiting the offices, they are located on the third floor of the courthouse and open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Click on this link for the current Adjustment Reason Codes Adjustment Reason Codes are provided as a work-in-progress guide and is neither intended as a conclusive basis for assessment adjustment nor utilized by the Assessment Board for such purpose.
Homestead/Farmstead Instructions 2014
Homestead/Farmstead Application 2014
Rules For Residential Appeals 2014
Residential Appeals Form 2014
Rules for Commercial/Industrial/Vacant Land Appeals 2014
Commercial/Industrial/Vacant Land Appeals Form 2014
For more information on the Residential Property Appeals, Commercial Appeals, Homestead/Farmstead Applications, Millage Rates, and Land Use Classification reports, please go to www.buckscountyboa.org
Department Organizational Structure
Administrative and general office staff
The major responsibilities of the administrative and general office staff personnel is to prepare tax rolls for Real Estate, Occupation, Act 319, Purta Act 4, and Homestead/Farmstead Act 1. The staff also prepares and schedules appeal hearings for the board, prepares certified copies of Real Estate Assessment Summary for all taxing authorities, and assists the general public with information requests.
Tax mapping section
The tax mapping department maintains and updates maps on every parcel in the county. This department also processes deeds on properties and subdivisions, assigns tax parcel numbers, and assists taxpayers, searchers, attorneys, surveyors, realtors and the general public with information requests.
Deed registry section
The deed registry personnel operates in conjunction with the Recorder of Deeds office by checking, making and affixing tax parcel number labels to every document to be recorded.
The assessors appraise all parcels to keep the County in uniformity for assessment purposes by physically looking at each new construction, and/or addition to keep property record cards up to date with accurate information.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning January 3, 2012, the Board of Assessment will be using a new user friendly format public access system with a new site: http://www.buckscountyboa.org. The data will be updated once a week. This site will also give you access to Residential and Commercial appeal forms, and Homestead/farmstead applications.
All exemption requests, municipal/school district appeals and group appeal forms must be requested in writing to: The Bucks County Board of Assessment Appeals, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Note: The estimated tax information will be updated each year when the new millage rates are received from the taxing authorities.
Board of Assessment Appeals Office
County Administration Building
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901