Property Assessment and Taxation
Assessment Services Branch
2013 Base Year Modifiers (IB Bulletin 13-04)
Guides and Information
Information and links to the Municipal Government Act and property assessment related regulations, Minister's Guidelines, and Ministerial Orders.
Information, publications about the assessment complaint and appeal process for municipalities and citizens.
Assessment manuals, guides, and information bulletins.
Policy reviews, equalized assessment summaries, and years-in-review.
The roles of the Assessment Services Branch are carried out by four work units.
Assessment Audit UnitReviews the assessment procedures of municipalities to see that they are consistent with assessment legislation. As well, the unit reviews the property assessment reports of municipalities each year to determine that the regulated standards have been met for assessment quality. Part of this annual review is performed automatically by the Assessment Shared Services Environment (ASSET) system, the Internet-based computer program that municipalities use to submit their assessment information to the branch.
Education Tax and Equalized Assessment UnitProvides advice and assistance to property taxpayers, municipalities and other stakeholders. The unit provides information on assessment legislation and practices, and helps to increase understanding of the assessment and property tax process in Alberta. This unit also calculates the equalized assessments that determine each municipality’s share of the education property tax and various other cost-shared programs. Every spring, after the provincial budget is announced, each municipality is advised of the amount of education tax that it needs to collect from property taxpayers.The education property tax helps to fund Alberta’s basic learning system.
Requisitions 2013 Tax Year
- 2013 Education Requisition by Municipality
- Alberta Fact Sheet
- Calgary Fact Sheet
- Edmonton Fact Sheet
- Transitioning Municipalities Fact Sheet
Linear Property Assessment Unit
Carries out the linear property assessment function on behalf of municipalities.This work includes the preparation of assessments for linear properties, sending the assessment notices to companies, providing copies to the municipality, preparing a provincial linear property assessment roll (available for viewing at the branch office in Edmonton), and responding to linear assessment complaints and appeals. A portion of the cost of these operations is recovered from municipalities. The unit also informs municipalities of new wells within their boundaries so they can administer the well drilling equipment tax where appropriate.
Linear Property Assessment Fees
Linear property assessment fees are collected from municipalities to recover the full costs the ministry incurs associated with preparing and defending linear property assessments. Similar to last year, to assist your municipality in budget planning, please open the spreadsheet below to view your municipality’s 2013 linear property assessment fee. This fee is determined by a common rate that is charged to each municipality per dollar of linear assessment. The rate has decreased for 2013, and this reduced rate has been used to calculate your municipality’s fee. If you have any questions, please contact the Assessment Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 780-427-3170 (toll free by first dialling 310-0000).
Request for Information
2013 Tax Year (2012 Assessment Year)
- Annual Linear Property Assessment Information
- Stakeholder Meetings with Owners/Operators of Linear Property
- Stakeholder Meetings with Municipalities
- Linear Complaint Information
Letter of Authorization
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Request for Annual Letter of Authorization (Linear Property Owner/Operator)
- Template (Linear Property Owner/Operator)
- Request for Letter of Authorization (First Nations and Métis Settlements)
- Template (First Nations and Métis Settlements)