It is very important that every landowner carefully review the combined Assessment and Taxation Notice. If you have a complaint or inquiry regarding your assessment, it is very important that you first talk with the assessor. Some matters or information may be corrected by contacting the assessor prior to filing a formal complaint. Please contact our office, and we’ll provide you with the contact information for the appropriate assessor that deals with your property class.
In all cases, you should carefully review the information on the notice to ensure that you understand and agree with the assessment information. If you have any questions on the assessment of property, it is important that you address these concerns in the first 60 days after receiving your combined tax and assessment notice, and prior to August 25th, 2014. After the appeal period has expired, any assessment changes will not be incorporated until the following year. This year, the last day for payment without penalties falls on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. Penalties for non-payment will be applied on October 1st, 2014.
For those cases where objections to an assessment cannot be satisfied by talking to an assessor you have the right to file a complaint to the local Assessment Appeal Review Board. While we encourage you to call our office to discuss this process the Government of Alberta has also released a guide to help individuals with their appeal. You can access the document by clicking on the link below.
Additionally to file a complaint please submit the following form with a payment of $50.00 to our office.
To authorize an agent to file an assessment appeal on your behalf you must also submit the following form.
For all linear properties, please note that an assessment review board has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints about assessments. Linear assessment complaints will be heard by the Municipal Government Board.