What is Pre-Roll Consultation?
Pre-roll consultation is an opportunity for property owners or their agents to exchange information and dialogue with BC Assessment prior to the release of the Assessment Roll in January. Pre-roll consultation can lead to more certainty for next year's property assessment and help owner's budget for the upcoming tax year.
How to Participate in Pre-Roll Consultation
IC&I Property owners and agents may request a pre-roll consultation with BC Assessment. To participate, you may submit your request and the required information below to email@example.com by September 12, 2021.
Owners and agents of Strata Residential and Strata Mixed Use projects under construction may also request a pre-roll consultation by submitting a list of folios (in Microsoft Excel format) with
Area, Jurisdiction, Roll Number along with the required information below to
firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2021.
Pre-Roll Consultation Process
The pre-roll consultation process is relatively simple:
- By September 12, 2021, the owner or agent will submit information and documentation pertinent to determining the assessed value of the property.
IC&I properties, information, such as, but not limited to: the last three years of income and expense statements relative to the property, the rent roll as of July 1st 2021, appraisals, opinions of values with sales information.
- If the property is wholly owner occupied, no information is required.
Strata Residential and Strata Mixed Use
projects under construction, information, such as, but not limited to: a complete list of pre-sales. Detailed construction costs to October 31, 2021 must also be submitted during the pre-roll consultation period.
- If the appropriate documents have been submitted, BC Assessment will provide a draft property value summary (PVS) in the first week of November.
With information exchanged, dialogue and in person meetings can be arranged in during the pre-roll consultation period.
If you have any questions about the pre-roll consultation process, please consult our FAQs, or email email@example.com.
Property Owners may retain agents to represent them for the pre-roll consultation process. This declaration must be submitted to BC Assessment in one of the following formats:
These forms will be audited and authenticated by BC Assessment, and must be submitted by September 12, 2021. A letter may be sent to the property owner informing them that someone has requested information about their property on their behalf.
For Strata Residential and Strata Mixed Use projects under construction, these forms must also be submitted by the above date.
When complete, please return these forms and any other appropriate documents to:
Pre-Roll Consultation Calendar
|Owners||Submit information, and request a pre-roll consultation||By September 12, 2021|
|Agents||Submit information and appropriate agency declaration||By September 12, 2021|
|BC Assessment||Deliver draft PVS reports||November 3, 2021*|
|Owners, Agents, and BCA||Pre-roll consultation period||November 3 to December 2, 2021|
| Agents ||Final deadline to request a Completed Roll PVS report with appropriate agency declaration ||December 6, 2021|
|BC Assessment||Deliver Completed Roll PVS reports||December 31, 2021|
*PVS reports for properties under construction will be delivered on November 5, 2021
This process allows the property owner or agent to have input and provide feedback in the upcoming assessed values. The intent of the pre-roll discussion is to lead to a higher acceptance and understanding of the upcoming assessed values.
Although the draft assessments that result from pre-roll discussions and the completed January property assessment can sometimes be different, the pre-roll consultation process can help to minimize variances and lead to increased property tax certainty.
Completed Roll Property Value Summary
BC Assessment will provide PVS reports for all requested properties on December 31, 2021 where authorization has been satisfied and applicable fees have been paid.
Pre-roll process for IC&I and Specialized properties: