To ensure property owners have a voice in the property assessment system, the Municipal Government Act has set out a complaints and appeals system for property owners who have concerns about their assessment.
The process involves filing a complaint with your municipality's assessment review board. The type of property the complaint is about will determine the type of assessment review board that will hear your complaint.
Residential property with three or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or a tax notice, other than a property tax notice, will be heard by a Local Assessment Review Board (LARB). Residential property with four or more dwelling units or non-residential property will be heard by a Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB).
If you believe that an error in law or jurisdiction has been made by the assessment review board, you may appeal that decision to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (CQB).
To obtain information on your property assessment or on filing a complaint, contact your municipality at the address or telephone number printed on your assessment notice or tax notice. Your municipality may also provide detailed information on their website.
Assessment review board members and clerks are required to complete the training program approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. For more information, click here .
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- Compliance Review Form
- Assessment Review Board Complaint Form
- Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form
- Assessment Complaint Dates for 2019
Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints
- Assessment notice - date by which a complaint must be made (IB Bulletin 10-05)
Assessment Complaints and Appeals System (IB Bulletin No. 08-01)
Amendment to the Assessment Complaints and Appeals Regulation (AR 238/2000) (IB Bulletin No. 07-07)
For further information consult Part 11 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation (MRAC).
Assessment Complaints and Appeals Process
For more information regarding the Assessment Complaints and Appeals process, please contact Municipal Affairs at:
Assessment Services Branch
15th Floor, Commerce Place,
10155 - 102 Street,
Phone: 780-422-1377 (To call toll free, dial 310-0000 first)
Fax: 780 422-3110
Website: Property Assessment and Taxation