[Ord. 2006-03, 10/10/2006, § 601]
All definitions set forth within this chapter or otherwise are hereby incorporated for interpretation of the language in this Part. If undefined, then such shall be defined by Allegheny County's definitions of the same.
[Ord. 2006-03, 10/10/2006, § 602]
All new construction within the Township and any new improvements that can be described as an addition to the current structure that are done within the jurisdiction of the Township are properties subject to the Township's Interim Assessment Policy set forth herein.
[Ord. 2006-03, 10/10/2006, § 603]
Any property owner of a new construction or one who has performed a major improvement/addition on an existing structure shall adhere to all applicable ordinances relevant to obtaining a building permit and occupancy permit. If an occupancy permit is not issued for the major improvement, then a letter in lieu of the occupancy permit from the building inspector or other Township designee is necessary and appropriate.
Furthermore, said property owner must provide the Township with documented proof of the value of the new construction and/or the major improvement/addition as a condition of the building permit. Such proof may be in the form of a sales contract or building contract or some other form acceptable to the Township's building inspector.
The property owner must provide all necessary documentation as soon as possible upon request of the Township, the Township's building inspector or any other Township designee upon completion of the construction or prior to completion if necessary to allow the Township to submit the proper documentation and form to the County to request in interim assessment within the calendar year of the construction/improvement or close of the fiscal year of the construction/improvement.
[Ord. 2006-03, 10/10/2006, § 604]
Upon receipt of all necessary documentation, the Township will complete the appropriate form to submit to Allegheny County requesting an interim assessment of certain properties which the Township will utilize to assess a tax levy at the then specified rate on that certain property to collect appropriate taxes for that interim period between actual construction and final assessment which often exceeds the timeframe for the levy of Township taxes in the same year that the construction is performed.