Property Assessment is the process of estimating the value of a property for Municipal and education taxation purposes. Market value is defined as the price a property might reasonably sell for after adequate time and exposure in an open market when sold by a willing seller to a willing buyer.
A property's assessment does not in itself generate property taxes as it is the assessed value multiplied by the tax rate (mill rate) that gives the property tax levy that the homeowner pays. Visit the Tax Rate page to view the Town of High River's current rates.
The Town of High River bases the current year's property assessment on the real estate market condition as of the July 1 of the previous year. The assessment also takes into consideration the characteristics such as size, type and age of your property as well as its location, style, condition, upgrades and lot size. The selling process of similar properties in the community are also considered.
The Assessment Review Period is your opportunity to review your assessment, receive more information about your assessment and if necessary discuss your assessment with us. If you have questions, think your assessment may be wrong. the data is incorrect and/or are unable to attend any of the open houses please contact the Town of High River Assessment Department at; by phone at 403-603-3430, by fax at 403-652-2396.
The assessor may then inspect the property and correct the assessment if necessary. If the assessor agrees that the original notice is not accurate, a new notice will be issued.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the assessor review you may then appeal the assessment to the Assessment Review Board. Please note the deadline for submission of an Assessment Review Board Complaint Form is March 11, 2013.
2014 property assessment notices have been delayed while the Town of High River takes extra time to review the assessment records to ensure they are reasonable and fair in light of the June 2013 flooding.
Due to the widespread impact of the flood in High River, the Town’s assessors have a variety of new issues to take into consideration when assessing the value and condition component of the properties.
The Town is aiming to have the assessment notices mailed by the end of June 2014. This date may vary based on the length of time required to review, analyze and complete the assessments.
Once assessment notices are mailed, property owners will have the typical 60 day period to appeal their assessment, if they do not agree.
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