Assessment Review Board
Taxation and Assessment notices were be mailed during the week of May 9th to all property owners on the Assessment Roll of the Mackenzie County as of December 31, 2012.
By this notice all assessed persons are deemed to have received their taxation and assessment notices under the authority of Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act. RSA 2000.
To avoid penalties, the deadline for payment of taxes is June 28, 2013.
Before filing a complaint...
Review your property information to make sure the description of your property is accurate. This is an important step. If you believe information about your property is not correct, arrange a meeting with the County's assessor. Discuss any problems that might affect your property's value (for example, a major structural problem such as a cracked foundation).
Find out if these problems were taken into account when your assessment was prepared. The assessor can re-inspect your property and correct the information if necessary.
Note: It is your responsibility to contact the County office and check your property record to make sure the details are accurate.
You can also compare your assessment with other assessments of similar properties in your neighborhood. Talk with a professional appraiser, assessor, or realtor who can estimate your property's comparative value in the current market. Remember that the value shown on your assessment notice is based on the estimated value of your property on July 1st in the previous year.
How do I file a complaint?
You have 60 days from the date your assessment or tax notice was sent to you to file a complaint with the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board. The deadline for assessment appeals is Monday, July 8, 2013.
An assessment complaint MUST be filed using the Government of Alberta "Assessment Review Board Complaint Form" (number LGS1402).
If the complaint is being filed on behalf of the assessed person or taxpayer by an agent for a fee, or a potential fee, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form must be completed by the assessed person or taxpayer of the property and must be submitted with this complaint form.
Complaint Filing Fee
All complaints MUST be accompanied by the appropriate fee set by Council according to Bylaw 760/10 Assessment Review Boards. If the assessment review board makes a decision in your favour, or you and the assessor have reached an agreement and your assessment has been corrected and your complaint is withdrawn prior to the hearing, the filing fee will be returned to you.
Who do I send my complaint to?
All complaints must be sent to the following address on or before the appeal deadline.
Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
Fort Vermilion, AB
For more information:
Please contact the Fort Vermilion office at 780.927.3718 for more information regarding your tax/assessment notice or regarding complaints.
Or you may contact the County's assessor at:
Randy Affolder, Alliance Assessment
Visit www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_property_assessment_and_taxation.cfm for more information.
Assessment Open Houses
A representative from Alliance Assessment (County assessor) will be in the area on the following dates to meet with ratepayers to discuss assessment concerns.
La Crete County Office - May 29, 2013 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fort Vermilion County Office - May 30, 2013 (9:00 a.m. - Noon)
Zama County Office - May 31, 2013