At BC Assessment, we value our relationships through engagement and open communication with the general public, the media, governments, and our many partners. We provide a variety of useful resources to assist with media coverage and external communications related to BC Assessment.
MEDIA CLIP: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on Property Assessments and Property Taxes
MEDIS CLIP: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on the property assessments appeals process
MEDIA CLIP: General Additional B-ROLL for Media Use of Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao
Governed by a
Board of Directors appointed by the provincial government and managed by an
Executive team, BC Assessment is a Crown corporation that creates uniform assessments and trusted property information. The province's annual property assessments are the foundation for providing billions of dollars in revenue in support of local governments. This is crucial to financing the important community services that we rely on every day including schools, hospitals, emergency services, parks & recreation, libraries, infrastructure and roads.
BC Assessment by the numbers:
- Total number of 2022 properties in B.C. is 2,142,457, an approximate 1.2 percent increase from 2021.
- Total value of real estate on the 2022 Roll is about $2.44 trillion, an increase of nearly 22 percent from 2021.
- Total amount of 'non-market change', including new construction, rezoning changes and subdivisions is approximately $33.9 billion, an increase of almost 53 percent from the 2021 Roll of $22.1 billion.
- Approximately 88% of all B.C. properties are classified with some residential (Class 1) component.
- Highest assessed single residential property for 2022 is valued at $73.1 million, located in Vancouver.
- Over 98% of property owners typically accept their property assessment without proceeding to a formal, independent review of their assessment.
BC Assessment key dates:
- July 1 is the uniform date that actual (market) value of all properties is determined for the purpose of property assessments.
- Annual assessments based on physical condition and permitted use (zoning) as of October 31.
- Annual assessment notices are mailed to property owners on December 31, arriving early January.
- January 31, 2022 is the deadline to file a formal appeal of
annual property assessments.
Learn more about
BC Assessment brochure
Our About BC Assessment
brochure provides an overview of our mandate, products and services, assessment explanations and common myths, and key dates.
Access all of our Corporate Reports.
For official use by the media, publications, conferences and external events, various versions and formats of BC Assessment official logo.
High-resolution EPS format.
BC Assessment videos
Our YouTube channel provides a variety of brief assessment videos available for use through social media sharing and for the media, online publications, conferences and external events.
These videos include such topics as:
How BC Assessment Assesses Properties
What to do When You Receive Your Assessment Notice