Keeping Alberta Affordable: Eligible seniors and families with children under 18 can apply for $600 affordability payments. Learn more and apply now
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.
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 complaints involve 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.
A Local Assessment Review Board will hear complaints for residential property with:
- 3 or fewer dwelling units
- a tax notice other than a property tax notice
A Composite Assessment Review Board will hear complaints for residential property with:
- 4 or more dwelling units
- non-residential property
Assessment review board members and clerks are required to complete the training program approved by the minister of Municipal Affairs.
You may file an application for judicial review with the Alberta Court of King's Bench to determine if the assessment review board has acted in a fair, reasonable and lawful manner.
For further information, consult Part 11 of the Municipal Government Act and the Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation.
PDF form issues
Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save the form:
- Save the PDF form to your computer – click or right-click the link and download the form.
- Open the PDF form with Adobe Reader. Fill it in and save it.
If you are still having problems opening the form, contact PDF form technical support.
- Compliance Review Form (PDF, 2.6 MB)
- Assessment Review Board Complaint Form (PDF, 183 KB)
- Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form (PDF, 23 KB)
- Assessment Complaint Dates for 2023 (PDF, 511 KB)
The following assessment bulletins are available on the Open Government portal:
- Assessment notice – Date by which a complaint must be made (IB Bulletin No. 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)
Connect with the Assessment Services Branch:
15th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4
Was this page helpful?
You will NOT receive a reply on your feedback. Do NOT include personal information. To get answers to questions, use Alberta Connects.
Your submissions are monitored by our web team and are used to help improve the experience on Alberta.ca.