Your Property Assessment and Right to a Review

Winter 2007 CSANews Issue 65  |  Posted date : May 22, 2008.Back to list

As snowbirds head south during the winter months, I would like to remind those who own property in British Columbia that the deadline for filing a complaint regarding your 2008 property assessment is January 31, 2008.

In early January, more than 1.78 million property owners across British Columbia will receive their annual assessment notices in the mail. If you do not receive your assessment notice by January 17, please call toll-free 1-866-499-9980 or e-mail to ask BC Assessment for your assessment notice.

If you have questions or concerns about your 2008 property assessment, I encourage you to contact your local BC Assessment office to discuss your concerns with a professional appraiser. Information about your local office is available on your assessment notice, in your local telephone directory or at There may be no need to file a formal complaint if you and your local assessor agree on an adjustment.

Information about on British Columbia’s independent complaint and appeal process is outlined on the back of your assessment notice, and is detailed at You can also access information regarding on the complaint and appeal process toll-free in North America by calling 1-877-356-9313. However, if you decide to file a formal complaint, you must do so in writing before the January 31, 2008[removed comma] deadline. An The online version of the complaint form will be available in January 2008 on the BC Assessment website at

As the minister responsible for BC Assessment, I assure you that BC Assessment is committed to providing a continuous improvement in customer service. This means going beyond providing fair and equitable assessments, with a service commitment to you to be reliable, accessible, uniform and respectful.

I encourage you to visit BC Assessment’s website at or to contact your local BC Assessment office if you have any questions. Again, please keep in mind that if you wish to file a complaint regarding your 2008 assessment in British Columbia, you must do so in writing by January 31, 2008.

Rick Thorpe is the Minister of Small Business and Revenue and the Minister Responsible for the British Columbia Assessment Authority.

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