- Property Assessment
- Notice of Mailing
- Speak With the Assessor
- Alberta Education Requisitions
- Assessment Roll
How is Your Property Assessed?
Residential properties are assessed as of July 1 of the previous year. The assessment reflects what would have been a reasonable selling price at July 1, and then includes any physical changes to your property (additions, renovations, demolitions, etc.) as at December 31 of that year.
Commercial properties are assessed in a slightly different manner. The Province sets the process for these assessments. They are based on lease-rate studies and income studies of comparative properties. For more details, please call the Town Office and request to speak with the Municipal Assessor.
For more information about assessments, you can:
- visit the Municipal Affairs Property Assessment Overview webpage
- read the brochure Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation (PDF) in Alberta (this brochure may take a few moments to download)
- read Fundamentals of the Property Assessment System, on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) website.
Notice of Mailing: Assessment Notices
Pursuant to Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act 2000, R.S.A., Chapter M-26 as amended, the Assessment Notices for the Town of Black Diamond were mailed the week of March 11, 2021, to all assessed property owners.
Town of Black Diamond property owners
- Deemed Notice of Assessment Date is March 19, 2021
- Final Date of Complaint is May 18, 2021
All assessed persons are encouraged to speak with the Municipal Assessor prior to filing an Assessment Complaint. Many matters can be resolved without the need for a hearing.
If choosing to file a complaint, please ensure that you are informed of the requirements for a hearing. Filing incorrectly may cause your complaint to be invalidated.
- The appropriate fee must accompany the assessment complaint.
- The complaint must be filed on the prescribed form.
- The complete and complaint form with all required fees and documentation must be received by the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board by the deadline shown on the Assessment Notice, or the Tax Notice (for other than property taxes).
- The Clerk will provide notification of the date and location for any required hearing. The notification will also include the timelines for disclosure requirements.
Be sure to visit the Assessment Complaints page to access the required forms and further information on filing a complaint.
Would You Like to Speak With the Assessor?
If you have any questions regarding the information shown on your Assessment Notice, please call the Town Office at 403-933-4348. It is possible that questions of a general nature can be answered directly by the Administrative staff. If they are unable to answer your questions, they will notify the Municipal Assessor and he will get in touch with you to discuss your concerns with you directly. The Assessor will make every reasonable attempt to respond to your concerns and resolve any issues to a state of mutual agreement.
Alberta Education Requisitions
For information regarding these requisitions, please view the following:
- Alberta Government - Education property tax
- Education Property Tax - Facts and Information 2021
- 2021 Education Property Tax Requisition Comparison Report
School Support Notice Forms
For those residents who, upon receiving their Property Assessment Notices, discover that they are supporting an incorrect school system, you can access the form here to correct this situation:
Notify as Soon as Possible
Please be aware that any changes filed to your choice of School Support will not take place until the following property taxation year, as the requisitions for the current year have already been filed. However, getting your correcting documentation to the Town Office as soon as possible will ensure that corrections are made and changes are in place well in advance of next year.
Seniors who wish to learn more about the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program can follow this link to the Province of Alberta website to read about the program and to access the required forms (PDF).
Eligible seniors may also apply to the Alberta Seniors Benefit program. Follow the link to learn more about the eligibility requirements of the program, and to find the forms to apply for the benefit.
View the most current Assessment Roll (PDF).
To search for a specific property, open the Assessment Roll, then type Ctrl F.
A search box will open. You can search by Roll Number or Street Name.
Please note that the Assessments will be one year behind the tax year, for example, "2019 Assessment Roll for 2020 Taxation". This is due to the fact that assessments are completed on or by December 31 for use in preparing the following year's property taxes. If you would like to learn more about Alberta's Property Assessment System, click the link to visit the AUMA website.
The assessment roll is available to the public for research purposes. Please ensure that when you are comparing properties, you are comparing properties of similar size and use and that any improvements are similar in nature as well.
Note: The Town of Black Diamond would also like to advise any viewers of this document to be aware that changes may be made to the assessment roll after publication to our website, and that those changes may or may not be reflected on the website at the time that you conduct your research.