Property Assessment Concerns & Complaints
Property assessment is the estimated market value of property, which is used to calculate the amount of taxes payable to the municipality.
Residential assessment values are based on the physical condition and characteristics of the property as of December 31 of the previous year. All properties within the municipality are reassessed annually, using mass appraisal techniques. These assessed values are audited by the provincial government in order to ensure proper valuation practices have been followed.
For an overview of assessments and frequently asked questions:
If you believe your own or any other assessment is unfair, first contact the assessor:
Wild Rose Assessment
The assessor will contact you as soon as he is able to review your assessment.
Please note: most concerns are resolved before complaints reach the Assessment Review Board.
However, If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Assessor's review and revaluation you then have the option of appealing the assessment to the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board.
Assessment Review Board
For a complaint to be heard by an Assessment Review Board, the complaint form must be completed and filed at the Summer Village Office or the City of Red Deer, no later than the deadline date (as will be indicated on your Assessment and Taxation Notice). If an Assessment Complaint is to be handled by an Agent, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must also be filed.
Assessment Review Board Complaint Form
Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization
Assessment Appeal Fee: $0
The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board consists of trained appointed officials who are responsible for hearing and reviewing any formal complaints made regarding property tax assessments (this is carried out in accordance with the requirements of Part 11 of the Municipal Government Act).
For more information on how to file a complaint please click on the web link below.
A complaint against your assessed property value does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or late payment penalties. If a complaint is successful, the adjustment will be applied to the tax roll.