The hotly contested 2012 property reassessments will be delayed one year.

Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. made a ruling yesterday that approved Pittsburgh Public Schools’ request to use the 2002-based tax numbers for another year, which will give homeowners time to file formal appeals.

For city-wide coverage, check out the Post-Gazette, or click here for the Chronicle’s coverage of housing reassessments on the Northside.