2018 Property Assessments

Property Assessment Notices are being mailed from BC Assessment now. 

In early January, property owners receive a BC Assessment Property Assessment Notice showing the property's value, class and applicable exemptions. 

If you have not received your property assessment from BC Assessment by mid-January, contact the Finance Department and they can update BC Assessment with the correct mailing address.

In most cases, the value is an estimate of your property's value as of July 1 of the previous year. To determine the value of your property, an assessor compares your property to actual sales in the same area. 

This assessment is the basis used by the District of Sparwood for determining the share of municipal and provincial property taxes owners will pay. 

If you notice an issue or have a question about your property assessment, contact BC Assessment to discuss your concerns. If your concerns are not resolved, you may file a Notice of Complaint to appeal your assessment. Appeals must be made prior to January 31.