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Assessment Initiatives

Assessment Initiatives

​​​Please contact your Assessment Region (see Taxing Authority – BCA Contacts directory) should any further information be required on assessment projects for your jurisdiction.

1. Rural Residential Questionnaires

Purpose:

Residential questionnaires enable confirmation of improvement inventory via self-reporting by property owners from target areas.  The approach is particularly effective when site visits are less feasible, i.e. in rural and remote locations.

Scope:

Approximately 8,800 folios in the following regions will be reviewed:

REGION​​ NO. FOLIOS
VANCOUVER ISLAND 2381
THOMPSON OKANAGAN492
NOTHERN BC5924
TOTAL8797

 

Impacts:

Any value changes realized will be reflected on the 2023 roll, and as part of pre-roll consultations, BCA will contact owners and/or their designated agents regarding any significant changes.

Timeline:

Start: February 2022

Completion: November 2022

2. Residential Desktop Review Project

Purpose:

Residential Desktop Review (DTR) deploys a combination of high resolution (7.5 cm) aerial and street front imagery to review residential improvement inventory in urban areas of the Province.

Scope:

Approximately 13,800 folios in the following regions will be reviewed:

REGION​ NO. FOLIOS
VANCOUVER ISLAND 6,582
LOWER MAINLAND6,626
THOMPSON OKANAGAN 593
TOTAL13,801

 

Impacts:

Any value changes realized will be reflected on the 2023 roll, and as part of pre-roll consultations, BCA will contact owners and/or their designated agents regarding any significant changes.

Timeline:

Start: January 2022

Completion: November 2022

3. Residential Desktop Review Lite Project

Purpose:

Residential Desktop Review Lite (DTR Lite) deploys low to medium resolution (15 or 22.5 cm) aerial imagery to review residential improvement inventory in suburban and rural areas of the Province.

Scope:

Approximately 1,500 folios in the following regions will be reviewed:

REGION​ NO. FOLIOS
NORTHERN BC 1,483
TOTAL 1,483

 

Impacts:

Any value changes realized will be reflected on the 2023 roll, and as part of pre-roll consultations, BCA will contact owners and/or their designated agents regarding any significant changes.

Timeline:

Start: June 2022

Completion: November 2022

3. Residential Cruise

Purpose:

Residential Cruise allows residential improvement inventory to be reviewed in the field and inspected by exception; either inspecting inventory onsite (rural areas) or by desk review with the use of a combination of medium to high resolution (15 to 7.5 cm) aerial and street front imagery (urban areas).

Scope:

Approximately 13,500 folios in the following regions will be reviewed:

REGION​​ NO. FOLIOS
LOWER MAINLAND 12,494
THOMPSON OKANAGAN
168
NORTHERN BC309
KOOTENAY COLUMBIA490
TOTAL 13,461

 

Impacts:

Any value changes realized will be reflected on the 2023 roll, and as part of pre-roll consultations, BCA will contact owners and/or their designated agents regarding any significant changes.

Timeline:

Start: May 2022

Completion: November 2022

2023 Roll Centralized Mail-Outs & Directed Information Requests

 

Mail-Out Name​ Purpose​

No. Lett​ers

IC&I Income & ExpenseCollect current income, expense, & lease info on​ Multi-Family, Industrial, Office, & Retail properties
15,706
IC&I Strata Income & ExpenseCollect current income, expense, & lease info on strata investment properties2,613
IC&I Specialized PropertiesCollect current income, expense, & lease info on Marina, Senior Housing, Golf Course, Hotel & Motel, Major Retail, Bed & Breakfast & Mobile Home Park properties5,304
MIP/EPGRequest info from owners of major industrial plants (MIPs) & electrical power group (EPGs) facilities on any changes to the inventory304
SAPsCollect usage information on Strata Accommodation Properties (SAPs) to inform classification decisions482

Section 19(8)

(2022 roll)

Ensures eligible owners opportunity to receive assessment relief under Sec. 19(8) of Assessment Act7,841

December Sales

(2022 roll)

Notifies purchasers of property between December 1-31 that they're responsible for upcoming property taxes, but don't receive assessment notice (due to November 30 LTSA records cut off)7,772

Early Notification Letters

(2022 roll)

Alerts owners to above average changes in their upcoming assessment & that property taxes payable will likely be greater than average increase for same property type within their jurisdiction5,468​


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