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Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Assessment

1. Why has my property assessment changed?
Assessments are prepared annually to reflect physical changes to real property and to take into account fluctuations in market conditions. Assessment values are based on the Market Value Standard as well as Provincially Regulated valuation rates, such as Farmland or Machinery and Equipment, where sales of similar properties are reviewed and reflected in the assessed value of your property.

2. What if I have a concern about my assessment?
If you have a concern about your assessment, please contact the Assessor. The Assessment Roll, which lists the assessment values for the municipality, can be viewed at the County office during regular business hours.

3. What should I do if I want to file a complaint against my assessment?
If your concerns are not satisfied after you have reviewed your assessment with an assessor, you may file a complaint against your assessment to the Assessment Review Board. Complaints must be filed within 60 days of the mailing date shown on the property assessment tax notice.

To file a complaint you must state the reasons why you feel the assessment is incorrect. Complaints must be in writing. REMEMBER, complaints can only be filed against assessments, not against taxes or tax rates.

For more information regarding assessment complaints, please see “Filing a Complaint” on the left side of the screen.