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Overview

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

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
  • farmland
  • 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.

Appeals

You may file an application for judicial review with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench to determine if the assessment review board has acted in a fair, reasonable and lawful manner.

Legislation

For further information, consult Part 11 of the Municipal Government Act and the Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation.

Forms

PDF form issues

Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save the form:

  1. Save the PDF form to your computer – click or right-click the link and download the form.
  2. Open the PDF form with Adobe Reader. Fill it in and save it.

Bulletins

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)

Contact

Connect with the Assessment Services Branch:

Phone: 780-422-1377
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-3110
Email: [email protected]

Address:
15th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

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