Town Of Hardisty Contact :
4807 - 49 Street
Welcome to Assessment.
Our assessment function is contracted out to Wainwright Assessment Group Ltd. whom perform all facets of the assessment process. Gary Barber is the Town's Appointed Assessor done through Bylaw. Wainwright Assessment Group Ltd. is committed to ensuring the Town's assessment base is fair and equitable and would welcome any questions with regards to your assessment.
Assessment General Overview
The Town is responsible for the assessments of all residential, commercial, industrial and farmland properties located within the boundaries of the Town. Alberta Municipal Affairs is responsible for the assessment of linear properties which include powerlines, telecommunication systems, pipelines, oil and gas wells. Market value assessments are used for residential and non residential properties. Assessments are used as a means of distributing the taxes among properties within a municipality.
Residential and Nonresidential Property Assessment
Residential and Nonresidential properties are assessed at market value. The assessor first gathers all pertinent information on the property and then companies this information with other comparable properties, which have sold on the open market to determine what the assessment is for the property. All factors attributable to value are included in the valuation, including outbuildings etc. Personal belongings, however, are not included in the valuation for the property.
Farm Properties/Farmland Assessment
Farm homes in an urban municipality are assessed like any other home and at market value. Farm out buildings in an urban municipality are assessed at 50% of market value by regulation
Industrial (Commercial) Assessment
These properties include gas plants, compressor stations, smaller industrial properties which are assessed using the Provincial Machinery and Equipment assessment manual. Larger Industrial properties are assessed using the actual installation costs which have been adjusted for certain non-assessable costs.
Assessment Review Board
If you believe that your own or any other assessment is unfair, you may file a written complaint to the Assessment Review Board, within the time frame specified on the combined Assessment/Tax Notice. The time frame to appeal an assessment is 30 days from the date that the Assessment/Tax Notices were mailed.
Any appeals received after the 30 day period may not be heard by the Assessment Review Board. The Assessment Review Board has the authority to review your assessment and direct the assessor to make amendments if it feels that your assessment is not fair and equitable when compared to similar properties.
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