What is the Assessment Review Board?
The Assessment Review Board is an independent tribunal that hears complaints relating to property assessments made by Sturgeon County, and renders decisions based on the evidence presented. The Assessment Review Board is independent from Sturgeon County and is comprised of citizen members.
What if I don't agree with my assessment?
If you feel your assessment is not fair when compared to similar properties or you suspect an error, it is recommended that you first discuss your property assessment with an assessor for an explanation of how your assessment was prepared. The assessor can explain your assessment to you and correct any errors.
Please contact Assessment Services at 780-939-0601 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be referred to the assessor for your area. If you still feel like your property assessment is incorrect, you are able to file an appeal within 60 days from the date your assessment notice was mailed to you.
How do I file a complaint?
A complaint must be submitted in accordance with Section 460 of the Municipal Government Act .
Complete the Complaint Form and submit it the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board in person, by mail, email or fax. Please allow time for delivery if filing by mail.
An Assessment Review Board (ARB) must not hear any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the complaint form. The reasons for a complaint must indicate the following:
- What information shown on an assessment notice or tax notice is incorrect;
- In what respect the information is incorrect, including identifying the specific issues related to the incorrect information that are to be decided by the ARB, and the grounds in support of these issues;
- Provide the information you believe to be correct;
- If the complaint relates to an assessment, the requested assessed value.
An agent making a complaint on behalf of an assessed person must also file a completed Agent Authorization Form.
Note: An agent means a person or company who for a fee or potential fee acts for an assessed person or taxpayer during the assessment complaint process or at a hearing before an Assessment Review Board or the Municipal Government Board. Both the Complaint Form and Agent Authorization Forms are also available at Sturgeon County Centre.
Your assessment notice indicates your filing fee. This fee will be refunded if a change is made to your assessment by either the County assessor or the Board. The fees are listed below, by property type.
|Farm (parcel containing farmland assessment only)
|Residential property (for residential and farm combined)
|Non-Residential (includes Machinery & Equipment)
|Multi-Family Development (more than 3 dwelling units)
• In person: By cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard
• By mail: Cheques only (make your cheque payable to Sturgeon County)