Blair County Property Values to be Reassessed

A need for more revenue is driving an effort for a county-wide reassessment of property values. The Blair County Commission recently hired a law firm to review what areas in Blair County might have the most out-dated property values. The reassessment will likely lead to some homes in the county being assessed a higher value… which will lead to higher property taxes. Blair County officials say some property owners haven’t been paying their “fair share”. It’s expected to take a few years to complete the reassessment of the County’s more than 66-thousand properties.