2020 Property Tax Notices were mailed out on May 29, 2020. If you do not receive a notice, please let the Town Office know immediately as you are still required to pay.
Some important dates to acknowledge:
Penalty Date – August 14, 2020
Deadline for filing Assessment Complaints – August 7, 2020
If you need any of the following forms, please click on the link to download or get a copy from the Town Office:
For more information on appealing your assessment or assessment complaints, please click here: https://www.alberta.ca/Property-assessment-complaints-and-appeals.aspx?utm_source=redirector
An assessed person may ask the municipality to let the assessed person see or receive a summary of the assessment of any assessed property in the municipality in accordance with section 300 of the Municipal Government Act. The assessment roll is open for inspection during business hours at the Daysland Town Office.
If you have a concern or believe there is an error regarding your property assessment, please report this immediately to the town assessor, Grant Clark at 1-888-419-2128, ext. 2 or online at www.kcl-consulting.com/inquiry-form/. If the concern is not resolved, a person may file an assessment complaint with the Assessment Review Board. Any person wishing to file an assessment complaint must do so in accordance with section 460 of the Municipal Government Act.
Assessment Complaints must be filed at the Town Office on the prescribed form and accompanied by the set fee. Assessment fees for 2020 are $50 for Residential, $650 for Non-Residential Assessments. The deadline to file an Assessment Complaint is August 7, 2020. Copies of the Assessment Complaint Form and the Assessment Complaints Authorization Form are available at the Daysland Town Office, 5130 50th Street, Daysland, or online at www.Daysland.ca under the News & Info tab. Assessment complaints must be received by the Town of Daysland, ATTENTION: CLERK OF THE ASSESSMENT REVIEW BOARD, on or before August 7, 2020.
Filing an assessment complaint does not relieve any person from the obligation to pay any taxes owing on any property or business or any penalties imposed for late payment of taxes, in accordance with the MGA, S. 479.
A 10% penalty will be applied to any current taxes unpaid after AUGUST 14, 2020. Another 12% penalty will be applied to the total outstanding taxes unpaid after December 31, 2020.
Section 299-300 Assessment Information Request
As a property owner, you are entitled to see or receive sufficient information about your property and a summary of any assessment in accordance with sections 299 and 300 of the Municipal Government Act.
Below are a few resources we recommend looking at before beginning with this request:
- Reviewing Your Assessment Notice – Review your assessment notice to make sure your name, address, and assessment code (residential, non-residential, etc.) are correct for your property.
- Research with Neighboring Properties – see what their properties are assessed at. Compare size, age, quality, condition, location, and build.
- Speak with an Assessor – If you require further clarification on your assessment value, you can either call the Town’s assessor, Grant Clark, at 1-888-419-2128, extension 2 or submit a form online at www.kcl-consulting.com/inquiry-form/.
- If after completing the above steps you still feel the information provided is not sufficient, a 299 or 300 request can be made in writing directly to the Town Office using the following forms:
- Town of Daysland – Section 299 Request for Information
- Town of Daysland – Section 300 Request for Information
- Town of Daysland Agent Authorization Form Section 299-300 Assessment Information Request
Requests can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at the Town Office (5130 50 Street Daysland), fax to 780-374-2455, or mail to Box 610 Daysland Attention: Tax Department.
The municipality is not required to respond to a request for information under section 299 when a complaint has been filed until the complaint has been heard and decided by the assessment review board. MGA 299(3)
You can refer to section 299/300 of the Municipal Government Act or this guide from Municipal Affairs for more information.