Designated industrial property owners will receive a request for information (RFI) from the provincial assessor’s office before the end of the assessment year.
The package contains a RFI guide and/or reference, as well as a pre-populated inventory that shows current provincial database records for your designated industrial property.
This is an opportunity for property owners to participate in the assessment of their properties by updating, adding, removing or otherwise correcting inventory details.
The RFI indicates a deadline for the response. It is important to respond to this request in a timely manner as it may impact the eligibility of future complaints filed against the resulting assessment.
The RFI is just one of the methods that the provincial assessor’s office uses to collect data on properties.
Other sources include data from the Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, the Canadian Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), and other government departments, along with routine field and site inspections throughout the year.
2019 AY RFI response deadlines
|RFI Type||Date of Request||Response Deadline|
|Land, buildings, structures, machinery and equipment (non-linear)||August 31, 2019||October 31, 2019|
|Railway||September 6, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Cable distribution undertakings||September 6, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Electric power generation||September 6, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Electric power transmission and distribution||September 6, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Telecommunication carriers||September 6, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Pipeline, gas distribution, and Saskatchewan wells||October 18, 2019||December 27, 2019|
2019 Allocation area guides
The RFI references the allocation area, identified as the administrative areas defined by the provincial assessor and used to determine which municipality the designated industrial property is located.
- 2019 Allocation Area Guide (not applicable to Gas Distribution and Wells) (PDF, 471 KB)
- 2019 Allocation Area Maps (not applicable to Gas Distribution and Wells) (PDF, 15.3 MB)
- 2019 Allocation Area ESRI files (not applicable to Gas Distribution and Wells) (ZIP, 9.1 MB)
- 2019 Allocation Area MapInfo files (not applicable to Gas Distribution and Wells) (ZIP, 5.2 MB)
RFI – Guides and forms
Land, buildings, structures, machinery and equipment (non-linear)
- 2019 Assessment Year RFI (PDF, 678 KB)
- RFI Reference Guide: Land, buildings, structures, and machinery and equipment (PDF, 356 KB)
- Railway – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 131 KB)
- Railway – RFI Report Declaration Form (PDF, 630 KB)
Cable distribution undertakings (linear)
- Cable Distribution Undertakings – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 215 KB)
- Cable Distribution Undertakings – RFI Declaration Form (PDF, 692 KB)
Electric power generation (linear)
- Electric Power Generation – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 197 KB)
- Electric Power Generation – RFI Declaration Form (PDF, 632 KB)
Electric power transmission and distribution (linear)
- Electric Power Transmission and Distribution – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 180 KB)
- Electric Power Transmission and Distribution – RFI Declaration Form (PDF, 611 KB)
Telecommunication carriers (linear)
- Telecommunication Carriers – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 196 KB)
- Telecommunication Carriers – RFI Report Declaration Form (PDF, 610 KB)
Pipeline, gas distribution, and Saskatchewan wells (linear)
- Pipeline – 2019AY RFI Reference Guide (PDF, 235 KB)
- Pipeline – RFI Report Declaration Form (PDF, 939 KB)
Letters of authorization
A letter of authorization or renewal is required when someone other than your company staff is requesting or discussing your company’s designated industrial property assessment information.
Letters of authorization are valid for the tax year in which they are filed. A copy of your company’s request for information will also be forwarded to your authorized representative in the current tax year.
Please note that a different authorization form is required when filing an assessment complaint. For more information, please read more on assessment complaints.
Municipalities and property owners may now sign up for epost Connect, Canada Post’s secure and convenient web-based service.
Please note that if you choose to receive your assessment information electronically, you will still receive a package by regular mail until we are approved by legislation to allow the option of one or the other. You will be notified when this option is available.
Connect with the Provincial Assessor’s office:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (DI property assessments)
Email: email@example.com (Linear DI property assessments)
Assessment Services Branch
15th Floor, 10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4