Assessment

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Your property tax assessment was completed using the guidelines contained in the Municipal Government Act.  The Government of Alberta has published a Guide to Property Assessment & Taxation in Alberta that you can download for further information.  Copies are also available at the County office during regular business hours.

  • All municipalities are required, by law, to use and follow this Act.
  • Assessors use sales information to calculate the value of your property. The market value, not the assessor, determines the value of your property, similar properties will have comparable assessed values.
  • All farmland properties are now assessed using the Productivity Levels prescribed in the current provincial legislation. This is designed to measure the potential capability of farmland to produce income from farming operations.
The full tax rate bylaw is attached here, or read below for summary:


2019 Assessment & Taxation Summary

MUNICIPAL  Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Residential $ 677,991,010  $ 4,123,745  6.0823
 Farmland $ 61,034,740  $ 1,025,072  16.7949
 Non-Residential $ 42,620,490  $ 738,933  17.3375
 Pipe & Power $ 130,714,230  $ 2,266,258   17.3375
 Machinery & Equipment $ 37,318,220  $ 647,005   17.3375
 Total Municipal $ 949,678,690 $ 8,801,013 
 
EDUCATION  Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Residential and Farmland $ 728,443,113  $ 1,871,662  2.5694
 Non-Residential $ 173,205,000  $ 625,097  3.6090
 Opted-Out School Board
 Evergreen CRSD
 Residential and Farmland $ 8,785,937  $ 22,574   2.5694
 Non-Residential $ 34,290  $ 124   3.6090
 Total Education $ 910,468,340 $ 2,519,457 
 
BARRHEAD & DISTRICT
SOCIAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION
 Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Total $ 947,786,560  $ 106,815  0.1127
 
 
ALBERTA MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
DESIGNATED PROPERTIES REQUISITION
 Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Total $ 178,186,790  $ 14,005  0.0786
 

 Tax Levy Grand Total  $11,441,290



Filing an Assessment Complaint

You have 60 days from the date your assessment or tax notice was sent to you to file a complaint with the clerk of the assessment review board.

Firstly, if you believe your property assessment is unfair or inaccurate, please contact the County Assessor at 780-674-3331.  If you and the assessor cannot come to an agreement, you may proceed by filing a formal complaint on the prescribed form to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.  The Assessment Review Board has the authority to review your assessment and direct the Assessor.

An assessment complaint must be filed using the Government of Alberta "Assessment Review Board Complaint Form” - number LGS1402. Please Click Here to download the PDF, or you may pick one up from the County office during regular business hours.

It is important to complete all fields on the complaint form that are relevant to your property.  This will help the assessment review board clerk schedule the appropriate amount of time for your hearing to allow the board members to familiarize themselves with your case prior to the hearing.

The Government of Alberta has published a downloadable guide to "Filing a Property Assessment Complaint and Preparing for Your Hearing". Click here to access this document.