Earlier this month, the Town of Slave Lake mailed out assessment notices to all property owners.
This year KCL Consulting INC. conducted the Town of Slave Lake assessments.
Information about assessments were provided on the back of the assessment notice, as well as, information below.
Pursuant to Section 460 of the Municipal Government Act
lf you believe your assessment to be unfair please contact the assessor for discussion prior to making an official complaint.
lf after speaking with the assessor you still believe your assessment to be unfair you may file a written complaint to the Assessment Review Board. The function of the Assessment Review Board is to hear evidence as to whether your properly is assessed in a fair and equitable basis with similar properties.
A complaint must be filed in writing and submitted along with the scheduled fee, prior to the date on the front of this notice, to the Assessment Review Board Clerk at the Town of Slave Lake.
To print a copy of a “Complaint Form” and/or “Agent Authorization Form” please visit https://www.slavelake.ca/. Copies are also available at the Town Office.
A complaint must explain why the complainant believes the information shown on the assessment or tax notice is incorrect and or inequitable with others.
As per Section 311 and 337 of the Municipal Government Act, all assessed persons are deemed to have received their assessment and tax notices 7 days after mailing as a result of this publication. Your taxes must be paid by the due date even though you may have submitted a complaint. If your complaint is successful, any overpayment will be applied to your tax roll.
As per resolution, the Town has established fees for any complaints submitted to the Assessment Review Board. Fees are charged per roll number for all complaints submitted to the Assessment Review Board and are refundable upon a successful complaint or at the discretion of the Assessment Review Board. All fees must be submitted at the time of filing your complaint with the Assessment Review Board Clerk.
An assessed person is entitled to see or receive sufficient information about the person’s property in accordance with section 299 of the MGA Act or a summary of an assessment in accordance with section 300 of the Act.
An Assessment Review Board has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints about assessment for linear property only the Municipal Government Board. The MGA has jurisdiction to hear complaints about assessment for linear property.
The Final Assessment Complaint date is May 15, 2020.