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.
The pre-roll consultation process is relatively simple:
- By the fall, (typically early October) the owner or agent will submit information and documentation pertinent to determining the assessed value of the property. 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 2020, appraisals, opinions of values with sales information By September 18, 2020.
- 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.
Property owners may directly request a pre-roll consultation with BC Assessment. To participate, you may submit your request and the required information (see #1 above) by September 18, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 18, 2020. A letter may be sent to the property owner informing them that someone has requested information about their property on their behalf.
When complete, please return this form and any other appropriate documents to:
Pre-Roll Consultation Calendar
|Owners||Submit information, and request a pre-roll consultation||By September 18, 2020|
|Agents||Submit information and appropriate agency declaration||By September 18, 2020|
|BC Assessment||Deliver draft PVS reports||November 9, 2020|
|Owners, Agents, and BCA||Pre-roll consultation period||November 9 to December 2, 2020|
| Agents ||Final deadline to request a Completed Roll PVS report with appropriate agency declaration ||December 7, 2020|
|BC Assessment||Deliver Completed Roll PVS reports||December 31, 2020|
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.
Pre-Roll Consultation Process
If you have any questions about the pre-roll consultation process, please consult our FAQs, or email email@example.com.
Completed Roll Property Value Summary
BC Assessment will provide PVS reports for all requested properties on December 29, 2020 where authorization has been satisfied and applicable fees have been paid.