The Government of Alberta introduced a single system of assessment complaints for the entire province which started in 2010. This means the 2010 complaint process has changed as a result of amendments to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26 and Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation AR 310/09.
You now have 60 days from the date of your assessment notice and the date complaints are due. Use this time to speak to the Assessor. Assessors are able to make changes to your assessment before you file a complaint, if it is deemed by them to be necessary.
New complaint forms and agent authorization forms (if you choose to use an agent) must be used and filled out completely.
Booklets detailing the complete process are published by Municipal Affairs. The booklets are available through either Municipal Affairs or at the Town office.
A Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) has been created to hear matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or a tax notice other than a property tax notice.
A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all other matters.
For further information on Property Assessment and Taxation, you may refer to the Municipal Affairs website.
The Complaint Deadlines is found on the Tax Assessment Notice. Your properly completed Complaint form and the appropriate fee must be received by 4:30 pm on that date or they cannot be accepted.
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