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Property Assessment

The Property Assessment Notices for the 2016 tax year will be mailed on Feb. 29, 2016, to all Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo property owners.

An assessed person is entitled to view and/or receive information about their property and other similar properties.

Your assessment notice indicates your property’s market value — the amount it would have sold for on the open market on July 1 of the year prior to the tax year. This market value is then used to calculate the amount of taxes you pay through the application of the appropriate Mill Rate as determined by Council.

All properties are assessed using similar factors that real estate agents and appraisers use when pricing a home for sale such as location, size, quality of construction, etc.

The information contained in your latest Property Assessment Notice will be used to calculate your 2016 tax bill. If you have any concerns regarding any information on the Property Assessment Notice, please read our FAQ page. If you have not received your Assessment Notice or still have questions, please contact the Assessment Office at 780-743-7900 or 1-800-973-9663.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your discussion with the Assessor, you may submit an Assessment Review Board Complaint Form (accompanied by the appropriate filing fee) with the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board. A complaint can only be made about the assessment related issues as outlined in Section 460(5) of the Municipal Government Act.

Tax Notices

Council approved the 2016 Property Tax Rate Bylaw on July 5, 2016. Property tax bills will be mailed to residents at the end of July. Property taxes will be due on Aug. 31, 2016.

Property Taxes are determined by applying the appropriate Tax Rate to the assessed value on your Property Assessment Notice:

Assessed Property Value X Property Tax Rate = Property Tax Bill

Your 2016 Tax Notice — including the amount of tax billed by the Municipality, Alberta Education, and two senior citizen lodges Rotary House and Ayabaskaw Home — will be mailed in late May. The billed amount will be due June 30.

Please note that tax rates are not disputable. Therefore, if you feel there is an error on your Assessment Notice, you must register your Assessment Review Board Complaint Form & fee by the 4:30 pm deadline on April 28, 2016.

For more information, contact the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board at 780-743-7001 or toll-free at 1-800-973-9663.

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Contact Information for the Assessment & Taxation Department

3rd Floor, Jubilee Centre
9909 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4
Telephone: 780-743-7900
Fax: 780-743-7050
E-mail:assessment.taxation@rmwb.ca

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