City conducting 2013 residential property inspections

May 8, 2013 / For Immediate Release

Airdrie, Alberta – The City of Airdrie Assessment department has begun its annual re-inspection cycle of Airdrie properties, which includes a re-inspection of at least 20 per cent of local properties each year.

Airdrie residents in the communities of Big Hill Springs, Woodside, Summerhill, Waterstone, Old Town, Bayside and some farm properties may receive a knock on their door sometime between May and August. Other random inspections may be carried out throughout various areas of the city. Exterior photographs may be taken as part of the re-inspection process.

“The City assesses residential, commercial and industrial properties to determine their estimated market value,” explained Suzette DeMott, Manager of Assessment, Taxation and Utilities. “This value is then used in the calculation of property taxes. While not all properties are inspected, we want residents to be aware that they may see an assessor in their neighbourhood.”

The assessor could be looking to assess new construction, renovations, building permits, or property that has recently sold. Or they may be doing a general re-inspection of a neighbourhood.

If residents are not home and more information is required, the assessor will leave a re-inspection form so residents can provide the information required by the assessor.   

Anyone requiring more information about property assessments can contact the City assessment department at 403.948.8855. Please note that all assessors will have City identification.

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Media contact: 

Suzette DeMott
Manager of Assessment, Taxation & Utilities
City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8707

 

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