Assessment & Taxation
The Assessment/Taxation Department establishes and maintains property assessment and tax roll information for all property in Beaver County. The assessment function is a major element in determining the amount of municipal and education tax each property owner will pay.
Property assessment is the foundation of municipal finance. The Municipal Government Act requires Appointed Assessors to prepare property assessments annually based on a market value standard. The Municipal Government Act and its accompanying regulations govern property assessment and taxation.
An assessment is the taxable value of property in accordance with legislation and regulations. The Provincial Government mandates the assessment of property on a "value based or ad valorem principle". In an ad valorem tax system, the amount of tax paid depends directly on the market value of a property.
Assessment is the process of estimating the value of property for equitable distribution within Beaver County's total property tax requirement, including other requisitions such as education and seniors housing. While many properties are assessed on a market value standard, there exist other properties that are assessed on a regulated value standard mandated by the Provincial Government.
The entire assessment function for all properties is the responsibility of the Appointed Assessor, except for linear property, for which Alberta Municipal Affairs is responsible. Linear assessment includes pipelines, gas and oil wells, electric power, and telecommunication systems.
Orest Golinowski, Senior Assessor: email@example.com
For more information about Assessment & Taxation in Beaver County, call (780) 663-3730.