The Assessment department assesses residential, commercial and industrial properties to determine the estimated market value. This value is then used in the calculation of property taxes.

Assessors conduct property inspections throughout the year. While not all properties are inspected, you may see an assessor in your neighbourhood.

Annual assessment notices are mailed to property owners at the beginning of January. The assessed value reflects the value of your property as of July 1 of the previous year, based on economic conditions and its physical condition and characteristics as of December 31 of the previous year.

By sending property assessment notices in advance of the property tax notices, owners are provided with 60 days (from the notice of assessment date) to review their assessments and raise any concerns they may have about their assessed value before taxes are calculated. Changes to your assessment will only be considered if an inquiry is received during this legislated time frame.

Basement Permit Procedure

Basement development permits that have been completed before December 31st will automatically be added to next year’s assessment.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact the assessment department if the basement is not complete before December 31st. A mandatory interior inspection will be required for confirmation.

Key Assessment Dates

January 14, 2019

Assessment notices mailed

January 22, 2019

Notice of assessment date

January 22 - March 25, 2019 60 day review period
March 25, 2019 Assessment complaint due date
April/May 2019 City Council sets tax rates
May 28, 2019 Property tax notices mailed
June 28, 2019 Property taxes due
July 30, 2019 Supplementary assessments mailed (1st Round)
August 30, 2019 Supplementary taxes due (1st Round)
October 18, 2019 Supplementary assessments mailed (2nd Round)
November 29, 2019 Supplementary taxes due (2nd Round)

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