Assessment

Assessment

Appeals must be received before 4:00 pm May 7, 2021
Procedure for submitting appeals is included on the “Assessment Newsletter” mailed February 26, 2021 (Shown Below)

We remain committed to providing services during the COVID-19 Pandemic Response. 

Assessment Newsletter mailed February 26, 2021 provides updated information

Assessment Newsletter mailed Feb 26

Important Dates

  • February 26, 2021 – ASSESSMENT NOTICES MAILED
  • March 8, 2021 – 7 DAYS ALLOWED FOR RECEIPT OF ASSESSMENT NOTICE
  • March 8 through May 7, 2021 – 60 DAY CUSTOMER REVIEW PERIOD
  • INQUIRIES MUST BE MADE WITHIN THE 60 DAY ASSESSMENT REVIEW PERIOD

To speak with an Assessor and ask questions: Email assessment@highriver.ca or call the Customer Service Desk at 403-652-2110.

Spring 2021 Information

2020 Assessment Roll for 2021 Taxes

Other useful information: 
Please check back as this information will be updated shortly. 

Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation (COPTER)

All property is subject to local assessment and taxation, however, exemptions can include property owned or used by organizations providing services related to government, education, charity, religion, culture, and historic preservation.

The Municipal Government Act provides some tax exemptions to qualifying properties that reflect social values, accessibility and that benefit the public with their use. Government, churches, hospitals, schools may be eligible for property tax exemption.

Please review the guidelines in “quick links and forms” to determine if your organization qualifies, and then fill out and submit the associated application form to the Town before September 30, 2019.

Property Assessment

The Town of High River 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 in Mid-March. By sending property assessment notices in advance of the property tax notices, owners have the opportunity to review their assessments and raise any concerns they may have about their assessed value before taxes are calculated.

Determining Market Value

The Town of High River bases the current year’s property assessment on the real estate market condition as of the July 1 of the previous year.

Assessors evaluate properties based on several variables including:

  • Age
  • Lot & home size
  • Building features & finishes
  • Construction quality
  • Property location

Assessors consider many of the same factors that a homeowner would when they choose to purchase a home.

The purpose of the assessment is not to reflect a single sale price, but to assess all properties at typical market value on the same valuation date.

Key Assessment Dates

This information will be updated as dates are confirmed. Please check back.

Assessment Dates Description
February 26 Assessment Notices mailed
March 8 Notice of Assessment/Appeal Period Begins
May 7 60 Day Review Period ends/ Assessment complaint due date
May 25 (tentative) City Council sets tax rates
June Property tax notices mailed
To be determined Property taxes due