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North Central BC 2024 Property Assessments in the Mail

North Central BC 2024 Property Assessments in the Mail

​​​​​​PRINCE GEORGE — In the next few days, owners of almost 250,000 properties throughout North Central BC can expect to receive their 2024 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2023.

“Most North Central home owners can generally expect to see assessment changes in the range of about -10% to +10% when they receive their notices in early January, but with some exceptions depending on the community," says North Central BC Deputy Assessor Teria Penner. “Compared to previous years, the region's real estate market has mostly softened and that is reflected with the 2024 property assessments." 

As B.C.'s trusted provider of property assessment information, BC Assessment collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year.

Overall, North Central BC's total assessments increased from about $90.4 billion

in 2023 to over $95.2 billion this year. A total of about $1.72 billion of the region's updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and the rezoning of properties. 

The North Central BC region encompasses approximately 70% of the province: stretching east to the Alberta border, north to the Yukon border, and west to Bella Coola including Haida Gwaii and to the south, just north of Clinton.  

The summaries below provide estimates of typical 2023 versus 2024 assessed values of properties throughout the region.  These examples demonstrate market trends for single-family residential properties by geographic area:*​ 

Single Family Homes Changes by Community

2023 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2022

2024 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2023 



100 Mile House$405,000$382,000-6%
Burns Lake$235,000$222,000-5%
Bella Coola$232,000$238,000+2%
Dawson Creek$280,000$277,000-1%
Fort St James          $199,000         $207,000+4%
Fort St John$343,000$335,000-2%
Fraser Lake$204,000$194,000-5%
Hudson's Hope$187,000$204,000+9%
New Hazelton
Northern Rockies RM
Port Clements$171,000$187,000+9%
Port Edward$296,000$283,000-4%
Pouce Coupe$194,000$209,000+8%
Prince George$450,000$438,000-3%
Prince Rupert$443,000$409,000-8%

Queen Charlotte   (Haida Gwaii)

Tumbler Ridge          $151,000         $180,000+19%
Vanderhoof          $325,000         $319,000-2%
Wil​liams Lake$395,000$381,000-3%

*All data calculated based on median values. 

These examples demonstrate market trends for strata residential properties (e.g. condos/townhouses) by geographic area for select North Central ​BC urban centres:* 

Strata Homes


Changes by Community

2023 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2022

2024 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2023



Prince George          $249,000         $252,000+1%
Fort St John          $201,000         $195,000-3%
Dawson Creek$214,000$173,000 -19%
Williams Lake$166,000$174,000+5%

*All data calculated based on median values. 

BC Assessment's website at includes more details about 2024 assessments, property information and trends such as lists of 2024's top valued residential properties across the province. 

The website also provides self-service access to a free, online property assessment search service that allows anyone to search, check and compare 2024 property assessments for anywhere in the province. Property owners can unlock additional property search features by registering for a free BC Assessment custom account to check a property's 10-year value history, store/access favourites, create comparisons, monitor neighbourhood sales, and use our interactive map. 

“Property owners can find valuable information on our website including answers to many assessment-related questions. Those who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2023, or see incorrect information on their notice, should contact BC Assessment as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January," says Deputy Assessor Teria Penner. 

“If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to one of our appraisers, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by January 31st, for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel," adds Penner. 

The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the provincial government, and typically meet between February 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. 

"It is important to understand that changes in property assessments do not automatically translate into a corresponding change in property taxes," explains Penner. "As noted on your assessment notice, how your assessment changes relative to the average change in your community is what may affect your property taxes." 


Have questions? 

Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or online at During the month of January, hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Media contact:  

Teria Penner

Northern BC Regional Deputy Assessor

BC Assessment

Tel. 1.866.825.8322 Ext. 26238/ Cell 250-480-9048




Facts on B.C. Property Assessments and the 2024 Assessment Roll 

  • Total number of British Columbia properties on the 2024 Roll is 2,184,692, a 1% increase from 2023.
  • Total value of all B.C. real estate on the 2024 Roll is over $2.79 trillion, an increase of 3% from 2023.​ 
  • Total amount of 'non-market change', including new construction, rezoning and subdivisions is approximately $39.62 billion, an increase of over 18% from the 2023 Roll of $33.52 billion.
  • In B.C., approximately 88.5% of all properties are classified with some residential (Class 1) component. This equates to about $2.14 trillion of the value on the total provincial roll.
  • Over 98% of property owners typically accept their property assessment without proceeding to a formal, independent review of their assessment. Assessments are the estimate of a property's market value as of July 1, 2023 and physical condition as of October 31, 2023. This common valuation date ensures there is an equitable property assessment base for property taxation.
  • Changes in property assessments reflect movement in the local real estate market and can vary greatly from property to property. When estimating a property's market value, BC Assessment's professional appraisers analyze current sales in the area, as well as considering other characteristics such as size, age, quality, condition, view and location.
  • Real estate sales determine a property's value which is reported annually by BC Assessment.  Local governments and other taxing authorities are responsible for property taxation and, after determining their own budget needs this spring, will calculate property tax rates based on the assessment roll for their jurisdiction.
  • BC Assessment's assessment roll provides the foundation for local and provincial taxing authorities to raise nearly $10 billion in property taxes each year. This revenue funds the many community services provided by local governments around the province as well as the K-12 education system.
  • BC Assessment's website provides a listing of property assessments and sales to help property owners understand their property's market value and provide comparable sales information. Go to and use “Find your property assessment". 
  • For more information on the 2024 Assessment Roll and regional and province-wide real estate market trends including lists of the province's top valued residential properties, please visit and click on the “Property Information & Trends" link. ​