Recognizing the value of transparency and cooperation, we strive to protect your welfare through observing equitable taxation.
Knowing how to appeal your assessment means empowering yourself and contributing to our vision of a working democratic environment in our community.
Nevertheless, an important thing to remember is that you can appeal your assessment, not your taxes or municipal services. Where do you begin?
The first step is to compare your assessment to other similar properties.
This can be done at Town Hall. Please note that you will require the addresses of the properties you are comparing with.
This page can assist you and answer most of your concerns; however, you may want to consult with assessors for additional information.
If you are still not satisfied with the explanation, your written appeal must be filed with:
Town of Drumheller
Assessment Review Board Clerk
224 Center Street
Drumheller T0J 0Y4
This must be done within 60 days of the mailing date of the Tax Notice.
This date is located on the top right corner of the notice.
Notably, only the Municipal Government Board has jurisdiction to deal with complaints about assessments for linear property, not the Assessment Review Board.
A fee of $50.00 per assessment for residential and farmland or $650.00 per assessment for other types of assessment must accompany the appeal form.
This form is available at Town Hall.
This fee may be refunded to the appellant if the appeal is withdrawn prior to the appeal being heard by the Board.
Moreover, it will be refunded if the Board rules in favor of the appellant.
For more information, you may call us at (403) 823-1314. Our committed staff will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns.