How is Your Property Assessed?
are assessed as of July 1 of the previous year. The
assessment should reflect what would have been a reasonable selling price at
July 1 and then include any physical changes to your property
(additions, renovations, demolitions, etc.) as at December 31 of
are assessed in a slightly different manner. The Province has changed the
process for these assessments, and they are now based on lease-rate studies and
income studies of comparative properties.
For more detailed information about your
assessment, you can:
the brochure Is Your Property Assessment
Fair and Accurate published by the Province of Alberta.
the brochure Guide to Property Assessment
and Taxation in Alberta (this brochure may take a few
moments to download)
the Town Office at 403-933-4348. If the administrative staff is unable to
answer your questions, they will be pleased to give your contact
information to the Assessor for the Town of Black Diamond. He will return
your call to discuss your concerns.
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 on or about March 23, 2015 to all assessed property owners.
Town of Black Diamond property owners are deemed to have received their
Assessment Notices as a result of the publication of this notice.
If you wish to make a formal complaint, your goal
will be to show proof to the Assessment Review Board that the assessment on
your property is not a fair estimate of the price your property would have sold
for on July 1, 2014 or a fair estimate when compared to properties ofsimilar value. Market value is not
defined as the exact selling price of a property, but the most reasonable selling price.
Assessment complaints must be made in writing and
received by the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board on or before May 22,
appropriate fee must accompany the assessment complaint. The complaint
must be filed on the prescribed form. Please see 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 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. If you feel that the matter
requires further discussion, you can meet with him in person, by appointment
only, on Thursday May 14, 2015. Please call the Town Office to
schedule your appointment.
Alberta Education Requisitions
For information regarding these requisitions,
please view the following:
For those residents who, upon receiving their 2014 Property
Assessment Notices (for 2015 property taxes), discover that they are
supporting an incorrect school system, you can access the School Support Notice
Forms here to correct this situation:
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.
The forms can also be obtained at the Town Office during regular office hours.
To view the 2014 Assessment for 2015 Property Tax , click the link to download the Assessment Roll.
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.
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.