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.
2021 Property Assessments Commentary
- Soundbite Interview Clips
To assist news media outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic, BC Assessment is providing a series of downloadable interview/soundbite clips of BC Assessment Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao with commentary on various key topics related to the 2021 property assessments, as well some general B-roll footage that journalists may find helpful in crafting their media stories.
All media outlets have the full permission of BC Assessment to use any of these soundbite clips in the production of media stories about the 2021 property assessments. We welcome media to download any of these media clips, listed below by topic. Note that each clip is a very brief soundbite in downloadable mp4 file format and includes the following:
Topic 1: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on general 2021 home assessment value changes
Topic 2: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on Lower Mainland 2021 home assessment value changes
Topic 3: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on 2021 home assessment value changes for other areas of BC
Topic 4: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on 2021 commercial assessment value changes
Topic 5: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on receiving your 2021 Assessment Notice
Topic 6: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on Property Assessments and Property Taxes
Topic 7: Deputy Assessor Bryan Murao Comment on the property assessments appeals process
Topic 8: 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 2021 properties in B.C. is 2,114,885, an approximate one percent increase from 2020.
- Total value of real estate on the 2021 Roll is $2.01 trillion, an increase of nearly 4.2 percent from 2020.
- Total amount of 'non-market change', including new construction, rezoning changes and subdivisions is approximately $22.1 billion, a decrease of almost -12.7 percent from the 2020 Roll of $25.3 billion.
- Approximately 88% of all B.C. properties are classified with some residential
(Class 1) component.
- Highest assessed single residential property for 2021 is valued at $66.8 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.
- February 1 is the deadline to file a formal appeal of annual property assessments.
Learn more about BC Assessment.
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.
Screen Redolution jpg 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