As a property owner in Edmonton, you receive an assessment notice every January. Your current year’s assessment notice indicates the market value of your property—the amount it would have sold for in the open market—as of July 1 of the previous year.
Your Notice Explained
The City believes it is important for you, as a property owner, to fully understand the information shared on your assessment notice.
This interactive assessment notice will walk you through the information categories in your notice. To access descriptions, click on the sections that are of the most interest to you.
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Date of MailingThe date the City of Edmonton mailed this assessment notice.
The name and mailing address of the assessed person.
To change your mailing address, please submit the Change of Mailing Address Request form by mail.
Your Property's Assessed Value
Your property is assessed at the amount indicated in this field.
Provincial legislation requires that the assessment reflect the market value of your property as of July 1st of the previous year.
All properties are assessed using similar factors that real estate agents and appraisers use when pricing a home for sale.
If your property was only partially completed as of December 31, your assessment reflects the value of the lot plus the value of the building, based on the percent complete.
If the building is completed during the current year, a supplementary assessment and tax notice will be sent to the assessed person reflecting the increase in assessment from new construction.
Every assessed property is used in a certain way. This section provides a description of your assessed property’s land use and tax status. More than one property use status can be assigned to your property, if applicable.
If your assessed property is partially or fully exempt from tax, a description showing the type of exemption is displayed.
The City of Edmonton assigns one or more of the following assessment classes based on the land use of your property. The different assessment classes are:
- Other Residential (for example, apartment buildings)
- Non Residential (for example, commercial or industrial properties)
- Machinery & Equipment
If more than one assessment class is assigned to your property, the assessment will be portioned by assessment class.
The City of Edmonton outlines the taxable and exempt percentages for each of your property’s unique land use(s).
Current Year’s Assessment
The assessed value of your property for the current year.
Previous Year’s Assessment
The assessed value of your property for the previous year.
This value reflects changes made to your property’s assessment due to an assessment correction, Assessment Review Board decision, supplementary assessment, change in exemption status or change in land use.
Note: Changes made late in the year may not be reflected.
Estimated Taxes for the Current Tax Year
This estimate is provided for information purposes only with the intention to help you budget for your next tax bill.
It is calculated by using last year’s provincial education and municipal budgets and this year’s assessed value of your property. Due to process limitations, when you receive your assessment notice in January, this estimate would not include any recent budget decisions made by City Council nor any local improvement charges you may be required to pay.
Your actual property tax is known only when the final City budget is approved in April and the provincial education tax is known. This amount is stated on your property tax notice, which arrives in May.
Taxes for the Previous Tax Year
This amount indicates the previous year’s municipal and provincial education property taxes for your property.
It may be different from the amount stated on your last annual tax notice if your property was subject to an assessment correction, Assessment Review Board decision, a supplementary or amended assessment, a change in exemption status or a change in property use.
The identification number of your property as it appears on the City’s Assessment Roll.
To help us address your concerns more effectively, please have this number available when making an inquiry.
The City of Edmonton categorizes properties based on similar characteristics and location. The valuation group indicates which category your property belongs to.
To help us address your concerns more effectively, please know your valuation group when making an inquiry.
Your property is located in this geographical area as defined by the City of Edmonton.
Browse our interactive maps to review basic assessment information about Edmonton properties and see what municipal facilities and services are available within your neighbourhood.
Notice of Assessment Date
The Government of Alberta legislatively mandates Alberta municipalities to establish a notice of assessment date.
It is the date upon which the City of Edmonton starts the count to determine the deadline for filing a formal complaint against property assessments. This date is at least seven days after your assessment notice is mailed.
The individual(s) named on the Assessment Roll as being responsible for the assessment and taxation of your property.
Your property belongs to one of three “property types,” as required by provincial legislation:
- Improvement (for example, buildings)
- Land and the improvements to it
The municipal street address of your property.
The legal identifier of the land on which your property is located.
School Support Declaration
As a property owner, you can choose how to allocate your school support. If your school support is listed as "undeclared," the City has no record of receiving a completed school support form.
To change your school support declaration, please submit a School Support Declaration form by mail or call 311 (780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton) to have this form mailed to you.
This unique password is required to log in to our secure website for property owners.
This secure website enables you to obtain detailed assessment information about your property (request documents describing physical characteristics, assessment details and sales information).
Assessment Review Board Deadline and Fee
If you choose to file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board, ensure you submit it by this date and pay this fee at the time of filing.
Complaints submitted or received after the deadline or without a paid fee will not be heard.