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Bid Assessment

Q: What is the BID tax?

A: In 1997 the business improvement district [BID] was established under a five-year sunset clause approved by Pittsburgh City Council. Through the BID, property owners within the Golden Triangle are assessed to pay for services, provided by the PDP, that directly benefit Downtown such as cleaning, safety, marketing, and transportation initiatives. In 2006, 2011, and 2015, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously renewed the BID levy for another five years. The PDP manages the BID.

Q: When is the BID tax due?

A: The Business Improvement District assessment is generally paid once each year. The due date varies according to when the City of Pittsburgh generates the tax notices.

Q: How do I know if my property's BID tax has been paid?

A: Contact Cindy Day, Director of Finance, at (412) 566-4190 or

For more information on the calculation of BID assessments, please review this information.

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