Market value is defined as the price in a competitive market a purchaser, willing but not obligated to buy, would pay an owner, willing but not obligated to sell, taking into consideration all the legal uses to which the property can be adapted and might reasonably be applied. Fair market values are calculated using nationally accepted professional standards and appraisal techniques, and with the assistance of the Computer Aided Mass Appraisal System (CAMA) to insure fairness and equity in property values.
Information of all property records is constantly maintained in CAMA and accessible to the public free of charge by utilizing the public access terminals located in the Tax Services Department. Property owners are encouraged to contact Tax Services (717-337-9837) or Email
with any questions regarding their property or real estate appraisal and taxation in general.