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Assessment Newsletter mailed February 26, 2021 provides updated information
To speak with an Assessor and ask questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Customer Service Desk at 403-652-2110.
Other useful information:
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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.
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:
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.
This information will be updated as dates are confirmed. Please check back.
|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|