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The City mails property assessment notices in early January to Edmonton property owners. We encourage you to review your property’s new assessed value, check MyProperty for details specific to your property and get in touch with our property assessment experts if you have any questions. 

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Your Property Assessment Notice

When you receive your notice...

  1. Review the details on your assessment notice.

  2. Check what makes up your property’s assessment value and compare it with similar properties in your neighbourhood using myproperty.edmonton.ca.
     
  3. Contact the City for one-on-one support by calling 311 (780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton). Our property assessment experts can answer most assessment-related questions—with no formal complaint fees required.

    To help address concerns please have your latest assessment notice in front of you with the account number and valuation group information ready.
     
  4. If you disagree with your property's assessment, you can file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board by the deadline stated on your latest property assessment notice. 

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Forms: Property Account, Assessment and Taxes

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Annual Property Assessment Process

Every year, the City's property assessors capture the market conditions of Edmonton’s real estate market as of July 1. Then, they review and analyze the data received throughout the year from different sources to establish most probable value your property would have sold for on the open market.

2020 Key Dates

January 2, 2020
Property assessment notices mailed to all Edmonton property owners.

2020 property assessment review period:

January 2, 2020 – March 10, 2020

Remember you can file a formal complaint about your property's assessed value, but you cannot file a formal complaint against your property tax bill.

March 10
Deadline for filing formal property assessment complaints.

March/April
The Government of Alberta establishes its budget to fund the provincial education system. The City of Edmonton must collect provincial education property taxes from Edmonton property owners on behalf of the provincial government.

May 
Property tax notices mailed to all property owners.

June 30
Deadline for payment of property taxes.

What Assessors Look For

Property characteristics

City assessors use similar criteria that property appraisers and real estate agents use when pricing a home for sale. For example:

  • Style of home (for examples, bungalow or bi-level)
  • Size of lot
  • Size of home
  • Year built
  • Basement or lower level finish
  • Garage (for example, size, detached or attached)
  • Building condition
  • Type of roof
  • Fireplaces, air conditioning or other special features
  • Neighbourhood
  • Locational factors (for example: proximity to golf courses, lakes, parks, river valley, commercial development and high traffic routes)
  • Swimming pools and associated buildings

Information resources used by the City include

  • Property sales
  • Alberta Land Title office records
  • City records (for example, permit and construction information)

Your current property assessment notice indicates the City’s estimate of your property’s market value—the amount it would have sold for in the open market—on July 1 of the previous year. And, it is adjusted for any changes in physical condition recorded by December 31. Provincial legislation establishes these dates and requires that property assessed values be estimated every year.

If your property was only partially complete as of December 31, your assessment notice will reflect the value of the land plus the value of the building, based on its completion percentage. The City will issue a supplementary assessment notice that will reflect the value of newly completed construction.

To ensure assessed values are fair and accurate, they are reviewed at 3 levels:

  • The City's internal checks and balances
  • The Alberta government's annual assessment audit process
  • Individual property owners' review of their notice
Assessment to Tax Relationship

The City uses the assessed value of your property to calculate the amount of provincial education and municipal property taxes you pay in proportion to the value of the real estate you own.

A change in assessed values affects property taxes in the following manner:

Average assessed value change
=
Average municipal tax increase

If your property’s value change is similar to the average, city-wide assessed value change, you will see a tax increase that is similar to the average municipal tax increase.

Higher than average assessed value change
=
Higher than average municipal tax increase

If your property’s assessed value changed by more than the average assessed value change, you will see a greater than the average municipal tax increase.

Lower than average assessed value change
=
Lower than average municipal tax increase

If your property’s assessed value changed by less than the average assessed value change, you will see a tax increase that is less than the average municipal tax increase.

To determine if your tax increase will be more or less than the average, review our assessment change reports to compare the percentage change in the assessed value of your property with the average assessment change for all residential properties in Edmonton. Also, take advantage of our tax estimator.

Remember your tax bill that arrives in May also includes a provincial education tax amount. The City is required to collect that tax on behalf of the Government of Alberta.

Customer Review Period

When you receive your property assessment notice in January, take the time to fully review it. You have until the review period deadline to correct the information stated on your notice. 

In 2020, the customer review period is open from January 2 to March 10. 

We encourage you to review your property’s new assessed value, check MyProperty for details specific to your property and get in touch with us by calling 311 (780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton). Our property assessment experts can answer most assessment-related questions—with no formal complaint fees required.

Amended Property Assessment

If the City or a property owner discovers an error, omission or incorrect description in any of the information shown on the property assessment notice, the City may issue an amended assessment notice.

Property owners have 60 days from the time of the mailing to review the notice.

If you’ve come across an error or disagree with information stated on your amended assessment notice, review your property's information through MyProperty and get in touch with us by calling 311 (780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton).

Our property assessment experts can answer most assessment-related questions—with no formal complaint fees required.

 

Supplementary Property Assessment Process

The supplementary property assessment process establishes the value added to your property from new construction during the current taxation year. This process makes sure that newly built properties pay their fair share of property taxes during this taxation year.

You would receive supplementary assessment and tax notices because the value of your property has increased during the current taxation year due to new construction. This added value was not included in the annual property assessment and tax notices.

Your supplementary property assessment notice indicates the amount your property assessment has increased as a result of new construction. Your notice also shows the number of supplementary months (months your property was completed or occupied).

Your supplementary property tax notice indicates the additional amount of property taxes you are required to pay this taxation year. You must pay this amount by the deadline date indicated on the notice.

More Assessment and Taxation Information

For More Information

Property Assessment

If you have in-person inquiries, visit us at the Edmonton Service Centre:

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email assessment@edmonton.ca

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