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Jan 22

Increases in BC Property Assessments

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM by Nancy Cooper

Increases in BC Property Assessments have some residents worried. If you are one of those residents you can appeal your property assessment. See below for information on how to proceed.

It is recommended that property owners begin by speaking with the local assessment office which can be contacted at 1-866 valueBC (1-866-825-8322).

Some important dates related to appeals are as follows:

The 2016 Assessment Roll was finalized December 31, 2015 and Assessment Notices mailed in early January. For the 2016 Assessment Roll only, please note the following:
  • The deadline to file a complaint (appeal) is Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Property Assessment Review Panel hearings take place on select dates between February 1 and March 15, 2016.
  • A 2016 Property Assessment represents the assessed value as of July 1, 2015.
  • The Appeal Guide, is generic and some examples may not reflect how assessed values were determined for 2016.