Property Assessment

Overview

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.

Property values are reviewed annually. Property assessments aim to reflect market value as at July 1 of the previous year. Therefore, the 2020 assessment reflects the approximate market value as of July 1, 2019.

Evaluating Properties

The Town of High Level has contracted Accurate Assessment Group to conduct all property assessments in High Level. The 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 various factors, including property records, verification of sales data, surveys, and site visits.

Assessment Roll

The Assessment Roll is a listing of all properties located within the Town and their associated assessed values. The Town uses these assessed values to set the annual property tax rates.

Assessment notices are mailed out by mid-March each year. You can appeal your property assessment if you think it is incorrect, but you must submit an assessment appeal form before the Assessment Complaint Deadline shown on the notice.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the assessment process or the assessed value of your property, please contact the Town’s assessor, Bob Daudelin of Accurate Assessment Group, toll-free at 1-877-438-2305 or via e-mail at bob@aag-gis.com.

2019 Assessment Roll for 2020 Tax Year

Property Assessment Appeals 

Appealing My Assessment

Follow the below instructions if you disagree with or do not understand your property assessment.

Filing a Complaint

Please contact the Town of High Level to be directed to the Town’s Assessor before the date indicated on your Property Assessment Notice. Assessment personnel will review the assessment with you. If their explanation does not assure you that your assessment is fair, you may submit a complaint to the Assessment Review Board.

Requirements

If you choose to file a complaint, it is important to note that you must:

  • include a complaint fee of
    • $50 for residential property containing three or fewer dwellings; or
    • $100 for non-residential property;
  • file the complaint on or before the date indicated on the front of the assessment notice;
  • complete and file the Assessment Review Board Complaint form with the clerk of the Assessment Review Board.

If you will be represented by an agent during the complaint process, you must also complete and file the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form with the clerk of the Assessment Review Board.

The Assessment Review Board Complaint form and the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form may both be found at Town Hall and are available upon request or online:

The Clerk of the Assessment Review Board will advise you of the date and time of the hearing with the Assessment Review Board.

All taxes owing should be paid prior to the due date to avoid penalties as the hearing will occur after the due date. If the Assessment Review Board makes a decision on the complaint that results in a lower tax bill, a refund cheque will be issued to the taxpayer on record.

Where to File a Complaint

A complaint must be filed on the mandatory form with the Assessment Review Board Clerk on or before the deadline indicated on your Property Assessment Notice. It must be accompanied by a filing fee to be valid. If the complaint is successful, the filing fee will be returned.

Submitting Complaints

Town of High Level Assessment Review Board
c/o Assessment Review Board Clerk
10511 - 103 Street
High Level, AB T0H 1Z0

Phone: 780-926-2201
Fax: 780-926-2899