Your Assessment Notice
As a property owner in Edmonton, you receive an assessment notice every January. Your current year’s assessment notice indicates the market value of your property—the amount it would have sold for in the open market—as of July 1 of the previous year.
Your notice explained
The City believes it is important for you, as a property owner, to fully understand the information shared on your assessment notice.
This interactive assessment notice will walk you through the information categories in your notice. To access descriptions, click on the sections that are of the most interest to you.
The name and mailing address of the assessed person.
To change your mailing address, please submit the Change of Mailing Address Request form by mail.
Date of Mailing
The date the City of Edmonton mailed this assessment notice.
Your Property's Assessed Value
Your property is assessed at the amount indicated in this field.
Provincial legislation requires that the assessment reflect the market value of your property as of July 1st of the previous year.
All properties are assessed using similar factors that real estate agents and appraisers use when pricing a home for sale.
If your property was only partially completed as of December 31, your assessment reflects the value of the lot plus the value of the building, based on the percent complete.
If the building is completed during the current year, a supplementary assessment and tax notice will be sent to the assessed person reflecting the increase in assessment from new construction.
Every assessed property is used in a certain way. This section provides a description of your assessed property’s land use and tax status. More than one property use status can be assigned to your property, if applicable.
If your assessed property is partially or fully exempt from tax, a description showing the type of exemption is displayed.
The City of Edmonton assigns one or more of the following assessment classes based on the land use of your property. The different assessment classes are:
- Other Residential (for example, apartments)
- Non Residential (for example, commercial or industrial properties)
- Machinery & Equipment
If more than one assessment class is assigned to your property, the assessment will be portioned by assessment class.
The City of Edmonton outlines the taxable and exempt percentages for each of your property’s unique land use(s).
Current Year’s Assessment
The assessed value of your property for the current year.
Previous Year’s Assessment
The assessed value of your property for the previous year.
This value reflects changes made to your property’s assessment due to an assessment correction, Assessment Review Board decision, supplementary assessment, change in exemption status or change in land use.
Note: Changes made late in the year may not be reflected.
Estimated Taxes for the Current Tax Year
This estimate is provided for information purposes only with the intention to help you budget for your next tax bill.
It is calculated by using last year’s provincial education and municipal budgets and this year’s assessed value of your property. Due to process limitations, when you receive your assessment notice in January, this estimate would not include any recent budget decisions made by City Council nor any local improvement fees you may be required to pay.
Your actual property tax is known only when the final City budget is approved in April and the provincial education tax is known. This amount is stated on your property tax notice, which arrives in May.
Taxes for the Previous Tax Year
This amount indicates the previous year’s municipal and provincial education property taxes for your property.
It may be different from the amount stated on your last annual tax notice if your property was subject to an assessment correction, Assessment Review Board decision, a supplementary or amended assessment, a change in exemption status or a change in property use.
The identification number of your property as it appears on the City’s Assessment Roll.
To help us address your concerns more effectively, please have this number available when making an inquiry.
The City of Edmonton categorizes properties based on similar characteristics and location. The valuation group indicates which category your property belongs to.
To help us address your concerns more effectively, please know your valuation group when making an inquiry.
Your property is located in this geographical area as defined by the City of Edmonton.
Browse our interactive maps to review basic assessment information about Edmonton properties and see what municipal facilities and services are available within your neighbourhood.
The individual(s) named on the Assessment Roll as being responsible for the assessment and taxation of your property.
Your property belongs to one of three “property types,” as required by provincial legislation:
- Improvement (for example, buildings)
- Land and the improvements to it
The municipal street address of your property.
The legal identifier of the land on which your property is located.
School Support Declaration
As a property owner, you can choose how to allocate your school support. If your school support is listed as "undeclared," the City has no record of receiving a completed school support form.
To change your school support declaration, please submit a School Support Declaration form by mail or call 311 (780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton) to have this form mailed to you.
This unique password is required to log in to our secure website for property owners.
This secure website enables you to obtain detailed assessment information about your property (request documents describing physical characteristics, assessment details and sales information).
Assessment Review Board Deadline and Fee
If you choose to file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board, ensure you submit it by this date and pay this fee at the time of filing.
Complaints submitted or received after the deadline or without a paid fee will not be heard.
Assessment Review Board Fee
If you choose to file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board, this fee must be paid at the time of filing. Complaints received without a paid fee will not be heard.
Property owner assessment review period
When you receive your property assessment information in January, take time to fully review your notice. You have 60 days from the time the assessment notice is mailed out to review and correct the information stated on your notice.
If you have any questions or concerns, access the following resources for more information:
- Forms: make changes to your account information, request assessment documents or submit other changes that require your signature.
- Maps: Browse interactive maps to review basic assessment information about Edmonton properties and see what municipal facilities and services are available within your neighbourhood.
- Secure website for property owners: Verify and review information specific to your property through the password-protected section of our website.
- Tax Estimator: Estimate what your taxes will be—based on your current assessment and the estimated increases in municipal and provincial education tax.
If you have other questions about the information shown on your notice, call 311 or email us and ask a City assessor for a detailed explanation.
For more information:
|Telephone||In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311