2021 Property Assessment Notice Information
If you own property in Spruce Grove, you will be receiving your 2021 assessment notice in the mail by the end of February.
This assessment notice will show the market value of your property, which will be used to calculate the annual taxes on that property. This process, which follows guidelines established by the provincial government, helps ensure taxes are distributed in an equitable and transparent way, where owners of property with similar market values pay similar amounts of property taxes.
Residential assessment values for 2021 are based on market values (or the most probable price a property would sell for on an open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer) as of July 1, 2020 and the physical condition of a property as of December 31, 2020.
For any properties that were under construction as of December 31, the assessment notice will include a value for the lot plus a value for the building based on how complete it is. If the building is completed or occupied in the current tax year, a supplementary tax and assessment notice will be mailed that will reflect the total value of the property less the amount that had already been assessed. This amount is prorated to reflect the number of months the property is complete or occupied during the current tax year. Supplementary assessment and tax notices are prepared twice annually in April and September.
While the assessed value of a property is used to calculate property taxes, an assessment notice is not the same as a tax bill. Property tax notices, which are a bill that is payable to the City, will be sent out in May and must be paid by June 30, 2021.
Questions about your assessment notice?
If you have any questions or concerns about your property assessment, contact our office at 780-962-7634 ext. 119 or participate in the annual Assessment Open House. An assessor can review your assessment and provide an explanation specific to your property. This year’s Assessment Open House will take a virtual approach. If you wish to discuss your assessment with an assessor, please call 780-962-7634 ext. 119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
If you have spoken with an assessor and still feel that your property assessment is incorrect, you may file a complaint. The deadline to file a complaint is April 16, 2021.
To have a complaint heard by an Assessment Review Board you must complete an assessment complaint form and submit it to City Hall (Attn: Assessment Review Board Clerk) prior to the deadline, with the applicable fee. Complaint forms are available on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website. The complaint form can be found partway down the page. Please note the directions from the province on how to download and open the fillable pdf.
If you have not received an assessment notice, please call 780-962-7634, ext. 119, or send an email for assistance.