2023 Property Assessment NoticesMarch 23, 2023
New Process for Property Assessments
In the past, the Town of Pincher Creek has issued a “Combined Property Assessment and Tax Notice.” This meant that the property owner was notified of their assessment for the year at the same time they were notified of the amount of taxes owed. The new process for 2023 will be that the property owner will receive a Property Assessment Notice separate from the Property Tax Notice.
The Assessment Roll for the Town of Pincher Creek has been prepared for the 2023 taxation year. Notice is hereby given, as required under Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26, RSA 2000 and amendments thereto Section 311 that the Assessment Notices have been sent. The Assessment Roll of the Municipality can be found on the Town of Pincher Creek website or by attending the Town office during regular business hours. Any person, who wishes to object to the entry of his or her name or of any other person upon the said roll or to the assessed value placed upon any property, may lodge their complaint in writing, with the applicable complaint fee, by May 30, 2023, 4:00 p.m. attention Legislative Services Manager at the Town office located at 962 St. John Avenue.
Prior to filing a written complaint, you are encouraged to fill out the assessor’s inquiry form at http://www.kcl-consulting.com/inquiry-form/ or contact the Town of Pincher Creek at 403-627-3156 to request that the designated Assessor review your property assessment. If the Assessor determines that an error has been made, your assessment will be revised.
Mailing Date: March 23, 2023
Notice of Assessment Date: March 30, 2023
Appeal Deadline: May 30, 2023
Information about your assessment
Still have questions?
Step 1: Review your Assessment
Ask yourself the following:
· Is the assessed value of my property a reasonable estimate as of July 1 of last year?
· Are the factual details that the Town has on record for my property correct?
· Is my assessment equitable when compared with similar properties in my neighborhood?
Step 2: If you have questions, contact the assessor within the customer Review Period
If you have any questions about your assessed value, please contact the assessor to get more information on how your assessment was determined. You are encouraged to fill out the assessor’s inquiry form at http://www.kcl-consulting.com/inquiry-form/ or contact the Town of Pincher Creek at phone number 403-627-3156 to request that the designated assessor review your property assessment. Please include your tax roll number and contact information when making a request. You are legislatively entitled to see or receive sufficient information about how your assessment was prepared and a summary of any other property assessment. If the assessor finds a factual error in assessment data, an amended assessment notice will be issued.
Step 3: Resolve a disagreement at the Assessment Review Board
If after discussing your concerns with the assessor, you are still not satisfied with the assessment, you have the right to file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board (ARB). The ARB is an impartial tribunal that hears and resolves assessment complaints. Complaints must be received along with the appropriate filing fee no later than 4:00 p.m. on the due date shown on the front of this notice. Send assessment complaints to: Manager of Legislative Services, Box 159, 962 St. John Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.
Copies of the Complaint Form and the Agent Authorization Form are available at the Town office. You can also download the forms directly from Municipal Affairs website at https://www.alberta.ca/Property-assessment-complaints-and-appeals.aspx there is also a link to this website as well as additional information regarding property assessment and taxation on our website www.pinchercreek.ca.
Complaint Fees in Accordance with the “Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints” regulations, Schedule 2
M.G.A sec 299 (1) and 300 (1):
An assessed person is entitled to see or receive sufficient information about the person’s property in accordance with section 299 of the Act or a summary of an assessment in accordance with section 300 of the Act or both.
Assessed persons or taxpayers have the right to request information under section 299 & 300 of the Municipal Government Act at any time of the year. This request must be submitted in writing to the office along with proof of identification. This may include a requirement for his or her representative to provide proof of agency or representation. The municipality must provide the information within 15 days of the request.
Assessment appeal fees will be returned if the Assessment Review Board decides in favor of the residential complainant. An assessment appeal does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties.
An assessment review board has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints about assessments for linear property; these complaints must be heard by the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.
This page is information only and has no legislative sanction. For certainty, the Municipal Government Act and Regulation should be consulted.