Assessment

Accessing Your Property Assessment Information


Wanting to view your current and historical assessment information? You can access your accounts online through our County website.

Residential & Commercial


Property assessments reflect an estimate of the typical market value of your property developed solely for the purpose of determining your portion of the municipality's property tax. View the current tax roll and property assessment values.

It is important to remember that property assessment notices are mailed by the end of May. Your property assessment is used to determine your property tax levy (assessed property value x tax rate = your property tax levy).

Important 2016 Dates


Date Item
May 31
Assessment/tax notices mailed
May 31 - July 30
60 day review period
July 30
Final date to file a complaint
August 31
Property tax payments due
September 1
6% penalty on current year balance
January 1
7% penalty on total balance

Market Value Assessments


Market value, as defined in the Municipal Government Act 1(n), means the amount that a property might be expected to realize if it is sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer. Market value assessments are done using mass appraisal techniques, which determine property values by grouping similar properties as of a specific date.

The purpose of assessment is not to reflect a single sale price, but to assess all properties at typical market value on the same valuation date, so that taxation is fairly and uniformly shared. The County of Wetaskiwin employs qualified accredited assessors who assess properties based on provincial legislation and regulations. Assessors can be contacted anytime to discuss your assessment.

The assessed value on your 2016 notice is based on July 1, 2015 economic conditions, and the physical condition and characteristics of the home as of December 31, 2015.


Reasonable Assessment


To determine if your assessment is reasonable, compare your 2016 assessed value to typical market conditions as of July 1, 2015, not to current market conditions. Assessors consider many of the same factors that a home owner does when they choose to purchase a home. Some of the factors that determine the value of your home include:
  • Basement finish
  • Location
  • Lot size
  • Overall quality
  • Square footage
  • Walkout
  • Year of construction
  • Style of house
Unique location influences, like the views and river valleys, naturally lend themselves to an overall higher market value compared to other jurisdictions.