Appealing your property assessmentPosted on January 23rd, 2017
The deadline to appeal your property assessment is February 1, 2017.
Property owners who disagree with their assessment should do homework by:
- comparing their assessment with neighbouring properties; and
- contacting BCA at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) and talking to staff who can make adjustments if there is an obvious error, for example if BCA included a complete renovation, when it there was merely a spruce-up.
Property owners who decide to appeal their property assessment should review information on the Property Assessment Appeal Board website on how to prepare for an appeal, and then complete a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) Form. (Step 7)
Each year less than 1% of BC property owners appeal their assessments.
Note: you can’t appeal your taxes. You can only appeal your assessment.
For information about BC Assessment and to access e-valueBC visit: www.bcassessment.ca or phone 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322).