Later this week, Chestermere property owners will be receiving an important piece of communication from the City: your assessment notice.
An assessment is a value placed on your land and buildings to determine the fair distribution of property taxes. Your assessment notice is not a bill but the assessment value will be used to determine your property tax levy and should be reviewed carefully.
Here is what you need to do once you receive your notice:
1. Review your assessment: To determine if your assessment is reasonable, compare the assessment on your notice to the typical market value of your property on July 1 of last year. You can get more information about your assessment, and view past assessments by:
- Using the City’s Webmap application at chestermere.ca/webmap
- Contacting the Tax Department at City Hall
- Phone: 403-207-7057
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have any concerns with your assessment, no further action is required and you can file your assessment in your records for future reference.
2. Contact the assessors if you have concerns: If you have any questions or concerns about the assessed value of your property, contact Accurate Assessment Group at 1-877-438-2305 or email email@example.com to discuss your concerns. Due to COVID-19, there will be no in person appointments scheduled.
3. If you disagree with the assessors, file a formal complaint: If you do not agree with the assessor’s explanation or calculation, you have the right to file a formal complaint no later than 60 days from the mailing of the Assessment Notice (May 25, 2021).
If you would like to receive your notice via email in the future, sign up at www.chestermere.ca/signup.
Learn more about the assessment process at www.chestermere.ca/assessment.