Assessment

Overview

A property assessment is a reflection of the estimated market value of a property and is used for the purposes of taxation. The Town of High Level assessment process provides its citizens with a fair and equitable assessment of the value of their property.

Annual Review

Property values are reviewed annually.  Property assessments reflect market value at July 1 of the previous year; for example, the 2014 assessment reflects the market value as of July 1, 2013.

Evaluating Properties

Accurate Assessments assessors evaluate properties based on a number of variables including lot and home size, basement finish, construction quality and location. Evaluation occurs after completing an analysis of property records, verification of sales data, surveys and site visits, etc.

Assessment Roll

The Assessment Roll is a listing of all properties located within the Town and their associated values. The Town uses the assessment roll to set appropriate tax rates to generate adequate tax revenues.