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Assessment Review Board

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) is an independent quasi-judicial board that hears complaints (appeals) relating to property assessments, business tax notices and other tax notices.

Filing a Complaint

An assessed person, taxpayer or authorized agent may file an assessment complaint.

March 24, 2023 is the last date to file a complaint on 2022 property assessment notices. For more information on timelines and schedules, view the Key Assessment Dates.

Follow the
steps to filing an assessment complaint to ensure you fulfil the legislated requirements.

Assessment Review Board Hearings

A hearing is an opportunity to prove the assessment is incorrect or unfair.

Hearings are held after the supplementary assessment and assessment notices are mailed and taxpayer appeals are received. 

Hearings are typically during office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; however, evening hearings may also occur. Hearings are usually two to three hours long.

Hearings are scheduled to be heard via video conference or in person at Airdrie City Hall (400 Main Street SE). 

Assessment Review Board Members

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) is independent from The City of Airdrie Assessment department and is comprised of Airdrie residents appointed by City Council for up to a 3-year term. Members are required to attend a mandatory training session for certification every three years. Certification is a requirement to sit as a member at a hearing.

The ARB makes decisions in an impartial manner and applies the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness, which includes but is not limited to:

  • the right to a public hearing;
  • a duty to be fair;
  • the right for all affected parties to be heard;
  • the right to an adjournment if the ARB determines it is merited; and
  • the right to legal counsel.

The ARB is mandated by the Municipal Government Act and the Assessment Review Board Bylaw.