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Providing BC Assessment Information Affecting Property Assessments

The following Taxing Authority information can impact property assessments:

  • Building permits
  • Building plans
  • Land use control amendments (i.e. community plans and zoning changes)
  • Development applications and approvals
  • Preliminary and final subdivision approvals
  • Permissive and revitalization tax exemptions* (see details below)
  • Occupiers/lessees of civic properties
  • Extensions of service infrastructure
  • Mailing address changes
  • Situs (civic address) assignments

To assist BC Assessment in the preparation of the assessment roll, Taxing Authorities can provide  information in the following ways:

  • Participating in standard building permit report program
  • Submitting electronic building plans
  • Adding BC Assessment to consultation notifications (i.e. applicant emails/letters)
  • Forward exemption bylaws on or before November 1st

Information and questions on information that may impact property assessments in your jurisdiction can be sent to your regional assessment office:

*Exemption Deadlines:

Permissive and revitalization exemptions do not apply to taxation in a calendar year unless they come into force on or before October 31st in the preceding year.

To apply exemptions on the Completed Roll, BC Assessment kindly requests that copies of enacting exemptions bylaws are forwarded on or before November 1st.

Please include the following information for each exemption granted, ensuring all information provided reflects any  parcel changes (i.e. subdivisions, consolidations, etc.):

  • Parcel identification number (PID), for each parcel the bylaw applies to
  • Folio number, including all zeros where possible
  • Name of the exempt entity
  • Legal description and street address
  • The portion of the property the exemption applies to, if not the entire property


BC Assessment sincerely appreciates assistance in ensuring the assessment roll is developed based upon current and accurate information.