ASSESSMENT & TAXATION

 

 

CONTACTS

Michael Krim, AMAA
Assessor
Tanmar Consulting Inc.
Toll Free: 1-855-417-5191

Linda Johanson
Tax Clerk
(780) 846-2244

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Property Inspections Beginning July 18, 2017, Tanmar Consulting Inc. will be conducting annual rotational property inspections
Tax Deadline Taxes need to be paid by OCT 2, 2017.  A 12% penalty will be applied to accounts the day after the deadline
Overdue Taxes  For any outstanding tax accounts, a further penalty of 6% will be applied to outstanding balances on Jan 15, 2018.  Ensure your final payment is submitted (by mail or online) early enough to be received by our office by Jan 14, 2018.  Be mindful of bank processing and mailing times.
Tax notices will be mailed June 

Tax Assessment and Notices were mailed on JUNE 16, 2017

July 20

The Tax Assessment Open House will be held on July 20, 2017 at the County office should you wish to speak with the Assessor.

 

TAKE ME TO:

Find the Mill Rates
Assessment Complaint process
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
Paying my Taxes

WHAT IS ASSESSMENT?

The Assessment / Taxation Department establishes and maintains property assessment and tax roll information for all property in the County of Vermilion River. The assessment function is a major element in determining the amount of municipal and education tax each property owner will pay.

Property assessment is the foundation of municipal finance. The Municipal Government Act requires Appointed Assessors to prepare property assessments annually based on a market value standard. The Municipal Government Act and its accompanying regulations govern property assessment and taxation.

Assessment is the process of estimating the value of property for equitable distribution within the County of Vermilion River's total property tax requirement including other requisitions such as education. While many properties are assessed on a market value standard, there exist many other types of properties that are assessed on a regulated value standard mandated by the Provincial Government.

The entire assessment function for all properties is the responsibility of the Appointed Assessor, except for linear property, for which Alberta Municipal Affairs is responsible. This includes pipelines, gas and oil wells, electric power, and telecommunication systems.

Assessment services for the County of Vermilion River is provided by Tanmar Consulting Inc.

Alberta Municipal Affairs provides general information to ratepayers on the Property Assessment and Taxation website, including these guides: 

Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta

Education Property Tax Facts and Information

Guide to Equalized Assessment in Alberta

Access to Property Assessment Information

Is Your Property Assessment Fair and Accurate

Each year prior to the expiry of the appeal period the County hosts an Assessment Public Open House at the County Administration Office. The assessor is available to discuss any concerns with Market Value Assessment, or to review how your assessment was determined for tax purposes.