Home Municipal Services Property Assessment FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get more information about the property assessment review process?
Please click here to see the link for further information on the Assessment Review process.
How do you calculate the size of my home and lot?
The size of your home is based on the dimensions of the building. The builder's plans or an exterior measurement are used to calculate the size. The size of your lot is determined from registered plans of the subdivision and the Land Titles Registry System in Alberta.
How do I know my value is reasonable?
We use a comparison of property characteristics to similar sale properties within your community. It is important to remember that the assessed value date is of July 1 of the previous year.
Why is there a difference between the sale/purchase price of my home and the assessed value?
The property assessment value and the sale/purchase price are not always the same. For example, your property may not have sold or been purchased as of the valuation date of July 1, 2013. Mass appraisal provides a typical value for your property. It takes into account the physical attributes and location of a property and helps assessments for similar properties be equitable.
What if I have a concern or believe there is an error on my property assessment notice?
Residential Assessment: contact Carmel Staley ph 403-995-2752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Residential Assessment: contact Paul Huskinson ph 403-995-2751 or email email@example.com
How do I file a complaint?
Provincial legislation and Town bylaws outline how complaints must be made:
How much are the complaint fees?
Complaint fees for the assessment complaint process are as follows:
Residential: 3 or fewer dwellings and farm land under one roll number - $50 per complaint
When will I get my Property Tax Bill?
Council sets the 2014 property tax rate in April. Your property tax bill will be mailed mid May and the deadline for payment of taxes is June 30, 2014.
Is GST included in the assessment of my new home?
Any GST (Goods and Services Tax) included in the sale price of a new home would normally be recovered during the resale of the property. No adjustments to sale prices for GST are made when estimating market value assessments. GST is a cost incurred by a purchaser and part of the value that should be reported to the Land Tiles Office.