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Local Government

Local Government

​​​​​​​BC Assessment works closely with local tax authorities to provide a variety of valuable information. This page provides taxing authority officials with access to our tools, resources, and information.

BC Assessment provides a full range of property assessment products and services to local governments including municipalities, regional districts and improvement districts. Our Local Government & Indigenous Relations Department is focused on continually improving BC Assessment's property assessment and information products and services, our communications, and our collaboration with local governments and Indigenous communities.

Assessment roll data and reporting

BC Assessment provides taxing authorities with access to assessment roll data via electronic data files and self-serve reporting tools.

BC OnLine
BC Assessment makes its property information database accessible through BC OnLine. The BC OnLine Internet service provides private and public sector customers with access to a number of government databases.

Local government customer service standards
Learn more about BC Assessment's commitment to local governments and our customer service standards to local governments.

Service boundary web map
This web mapping application enables you to review service boundaries against BC Assessment's minor taxing codes for verification and planning purposes.

Standard building permit report initiative
Through consultation with many local governments, BC Assessment has developed a standard building permit report that is fed directly into our database.

Collaborating with local government and strategic partners

Administering local governments in British Columbia is a complex and vitally important task. Strong leadership is required to ensure inclusive, safe and economically prosperous communities. 

 BC Assessment collaborates with a number of independent provincial organizations to fulfill our common mandate of providing important services and support to local governments.  Excellence in Local Government: Organizations Supporting Vibrant Communities in British Columbia is the product of said collaboration.  The reference package is meant to introduce and increase awareness of the activities and services performed by the following participating organizations in support of local governments:

  • Union of British Columbia Municipalities UBCM
  • Local Government Management Association of British Columbia LGMA
  • Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia GFOABC
  • CivicInfo BC
  • Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia MFABC
  • Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia MIABC
  • Integrated Cadastral Information Society ICI Society
  • Local Government Leadership Academy LGLA


Local Government
Rodney Ravenstein
Director, Local Government and Indigenous Relations
Phone: 1-866-valueBC or 1-866-825-8322 (local 22228)