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Assessing Rocky View County

Message from Reeve Greg Boehlke

A photo of County Reeve Greg Boehlke

Annual assessment notices were recently mailed to property owners, which makes this a good time to look at how Rocky View County is faring in the midst of Alberta’s struggling economy. Last year saw the County’s combined residential and business assessment base grow by 2.6 per cent, with the largest residential growth occurring in Bearspaw, Conrich, Cottage Club at Ghost Lake, Harmony, and Langdon. Meanwhile, non-residential growth remained strong in the County’s commercial and industrial areas.

Many people are surprised to learn that the County’s combined assessment of residential and commercial properties makes us the fifth largest assessment base in Alberta, behind Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo/Fort McMurray, and Strathcona County/Sherwood Park. Having such a healthy and growing assessment base means we can continue to keep taxes low while providing quality services. In short, Rocky View County continues to be a model of financial sustainability.

The latest assessments show an average 1.4 per cent decrease in residential property values, while business and commercial property values remain relatively unchanged, on average. Overall, the County’s combined residential and business valuations show that we remain a very successful and stable place to live, do business, and own property.

Be sure to have a look at your own property’s assessment. It will be used to calculate your 2020 property taxes later this spring, so it’s important that you review your assessment notice and ask any questions you may have soon. The County’s assessors can be reached in person at the County Hall during regular business hours, by phone at 403-230-1401, or by emailing assessment@rockyview.ca. Any appeals of assessments must be filed by March 30, and you can find more information in our Assessment section.

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