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BC Assessment - key dates

BC Assessment - key dates

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​​Key dates in the annual property assessment cycle

January 31 — Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) Deadline

All persons wishing to request an independent review before a PARP must file their written notice of complaint with the assessor by this date.

February 1 to​ March 15 — Property Assessment Review Panels (PARPs)

PARPs sit at various times throughout this period to review assessments and to hear and decide upon requests for reviews brought before them.

April 7 — PARP Decision Notices

PARP decision notices must be sent out before this date.

April 30 — Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) Deadline

A person must file an appeal to PAAB by this date.  PAAB must promptly notify the assessor, affected municipalities and other parties about all appeals.

July 1 — Valuation Date

A property's assessment is based on its market value as of July 1.

August 31 - Strata and Leasehold Accommodation Properties

Reporting deadline for usage statistics to determine classification of strata accommodation properties and leasehold accommodation properties.

October 31 — Physical Condition and Permitted Use

The roll reflects the physical condition and permitted use (zoning) of property as of this date, except where substantial damage or destruction of the buildings occurs between October 31 and December 31.

November 30 — Land Title and Survey Authority Records

The assessor must use information contained in the records of the Land Title and Survey Authority as of November 30 for the creation of the Assessment Roll (ex. ownership and legal lots as of November 30th).

November 30 — Section 19(8) Application for Assessment Relief

Residential properties that have been owned and occupied continuously for 10 years by the present owner can be valued on the basis of their present residential use, although they may have a higher alternative use. Examples would be single-family dwellings on land that is sub-dividable or zoned for apartment or commercial use. Eligible owners must apply annually. All applications should be submitted by this date.​

Early-December — Input Cutoff Date

Start of added contentAll data collected by the area office must be processed by this date to ensure it is included in the assessment roll. End of added content.

December 31 — Changes in tax status, occupations of Crown property, location of manufactured homes or substantial damage or destruction before year-end

The roll reflects:

  1. Changes in tax status (exempt or taxable) occurring up to December 31;
  2. Changes in occupation of Crown property (Crown leases, licences, permits) occurring up to December 31;
  3. Movement of manufactured homes up to December 31; and
  4. S​ubstantial damage or destruction to buildings or manufactured homes between October 31 and December 31.

December 31 — Assessment Rolls and Notices

Assessment rolls and notices mailed to property owners/agents.

January 31 — Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) Deadline

All persons wishing to request an independent review before a PARP must file their written notice of complaint with the assessor by this date.

February 1 to March 15 — Property Assessment Review Panels (PARPs)

PARPs sit at various times throughout this period to review assessments and to hear and decide upon requests for reviews brought before them.

April 7 — PARP Decision Notices

PARP decision notices must be sent out before this date.

July 1 — Valuation Date

A property's assessment is based on its market value as of July 1.

August 31 - Strata and Leasehold Accommodation Properties

Reporting deadline for usage statistics to determine classification of strata accommodation properties and leasehold accommodation properties.

October 31 —​ Designated Ski Hill Property

Date by which Cabinet must designate eligible ski hill property for the purposes of special valuation rules.

October 31 — Physical Condition and Permitted Use

The roll reflects the physical condition and permitted use (zoning) of property as of this date, except where substantial damage or destruction of the buildings occurs between October 31 and December 31.

November 30 — Land Title and Survey Authority Records

The assessor must use information contained in the records of the Land Title and Survey Authority as of November 30 for the creation of the Assessment Roll (ex. ownership and legal lots as of November 30th).

Early-December — Input Cutoff Date

Start of added contentAll data collected by the area office must be processed by this date to ensure it is included in the assessment roll. End of added content.

December 31 — Assessment Rolls and Notices

Assessment rolls and notices mailed to property owners/agents.

January 31 — Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) Deadline

All persons wishing to request an independent review before a PARP must file their written notice of complaint with the assessor by this date.

February 1 to March 15 — Property Assessment Review Panels (PARPs)

PARPs sit at various times throughout this period to review assessments and to hear and decide upon requests for reviews brought before them.

April 7 — PARP Decision Notices

PARP decision notices must be sent out before this date.

May 31 ​— Managed Forest Land Annual Return Deadline

All annual returns for owners of land classed as managed forest land must be submitted to the assessment authority by this date.

July 1 — Valuation Date

A property's assessment is based on its market value as of July 1.

October 31 — Physical Condition and Permitted Use

The roll reflects the physical condition and permitted use (zoning) of property as of this date, except where substantial damage or destruction of the buildings occurs between October 31 and December 31.

November 30 — Land Title and Survey Authority Records

The assessor must use information contained in the records of the Land Title and Survey Authority as of November 30 for the creation of the Assessment Roll (ex. ownership and legal lots as of November 30th).

Early-December — Input Cutoff Date

Start of added contentAll data collected by the area office must be processed by this date to ensure it is included in the assessment roll. End of added content.

December 31 — Designated Port Land

Date by which Cabinet must designate eligible port land for the purposes of special valuation rules.

December 31 — Assessment Rolls and Notices

Assessment rolls and notices mailed to property owners/agents.

January 31 — Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) Deadline

All persons wishing to request an independent review before a PARP must file their written notice of complaint with the assessor by this date.

February 1 to March 15 — Property Assessment Review Panels (PARPs)

PARPs sit at various times throughout this period to review assessments and to hear and decide upon requests for reviews brought before them.

April 7 — PARP Decision Notices

PARP decision notices must be sent out before this date.

July 1 — Valuation Date

A property's assessment is based on its market value as of July 1.

October 31 — Farms

Deadline for owners of farmed property to provide the assessor with farm applications and farm leases. Owners are encouraged to apply by mid-year to give BC Assessment staff time to conduct a field inspection or request additional information. Property already classed as farm land must continue to meet the regulated requirements in order to qualify for farm classification in the following year.

October 31 — Physical Condition and Permitted Use

The roll reflects the physical condition and permitted use (zoning) of property as of this date, except where substantial damage or destruction of the buildings occurs between October 31 and December 31.

November 30 — Land Title and Survey Authority Records

The assessor must use information contained in the records of the Land Title and Survey Authority as of November 30 for the creation of the Assessment Roll (ex. ownership and legal lots as of November 30th).

Early-December — Input Cutoff Date

Start of added contentAll data collected by the area office must be processed by this date to ensure it is included in the assessment roll. End of added content.

December 31 — Assessment Rolls and Notices

Assessment rolls and notices mailed to property owners/agents.

January 31 — Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) Deadline

All persons wishing to request an independent review before a PARP must file their written notice of complaint with the assessor by this date.

February 1 — Statutory Reports (Completed)

BC Assessment provides the taxing jurisdiction and various other government bodies with the net taxable value totals based on the assessment roll for the current roll year.

February/March — Previous Year's Statutory Reports

Previous year's statutory reports are produced.

Mid-March — Statutory Reports

Certain statutory reports produced from revised rolls for the current year must be completed by this date.

April — Grant Rolls

Grant rolls are produced and forwarded to collectors to enable them to prepare billings to certain Crown organizations that pay a payment or grant-in-lieu of taxes.

Mid-April — Revised Roll

The revised roll (including PARP decisions, roll totals, and indices) is provided to collectors.

Mid-April — Statutory Reports

Remainder of statutory reports produced from revised rolls for the current year is distributed by this date.

July 1 — Valuation Date

A property's assessment is based on its market value as of July 1.

Before October 31 — Roll Totals and Statistical Reports (Preview)

Upon request, provide municipalities with yearly estimates of their tax base and the distribution of changes of value since the last roll by property class.

October 31 — Permissive Exemptions

Deadline for municipalities and regional districts to pass bylaws granting permissive tax exemptions for certain properties. The bylaws authorizing exemption are considered by the council or boards annually.

Early-December — Input Cutoff Date

Start of added contentAll data collected by the area office must be processed by this date to ensure it is included in the assessment roll. End of added content.

December 31 — BC Assessment Regulations

Date by which regulated rates must be passed to be effective on the following roll.

December 31 — Changes in tax status, occupations of Crown prope​rty, location of manufactured homes or substantial damage or destruction before y​ear-end

The roll reflects:

  1. Changes in tax status (exempt or taxable) occurring up to December 31;
  2. Changes in occupation of Crown property (Crown leases, licences, permits) occurring up to December 31;
  3. Movement of manufactured homes up to December 31; and
  4. Substantial damage or destruction to buildings or manufactured homes between October 31 and December 31.

December 31 — Assessment Rolls and Notices

Completed assessment rolls and totals produced. Assessment notices mailed to property owners/agents. Assessment rolls and value totals are delivered to tax authority collectors as soon as possible after this date.


Throughout the year — PAAB Hearings
PAAB hearings can take place at any time during the year. Assessed owners have 21 days from receipt of a PAAB decision to appeal that decision to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Appeals to the Supreme Court are permissible on a point of law only.

Throughout the year — Supplementary Rolls and Notices
Supplementary assessments are processed several times throughout the year. Notices are mailed each time to owners and rolls and adjusted totals are provided to affected collectors.

Note: The supplementary process provides the assessor with the means of correcting errors and omissions in the roll. The same appeal provisions that apply to the completed roll also apply to the supplementary roll (except that appeals are made through the following year’s appeal process).

When appropriate — Previous Year’s Final Statutory Reports
Previous year’s final statutory reports are produced once outstanding PAAB decisions have been completed.

Note:  The dates in this fact sheet are provided for your convenience and may be affected by legislative change. For further details and the current law, please refer to the Assessment Act.

 


Updated 10/2021
Disclaimer: Where information presented is different from legislation, legislation shall prevail. 

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