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 & First Nations Customer 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 First Nations.
Access data from assessment roll, residential inventory, non-market change, residential stratification, and a variety of roll comparison reports.
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.
Bulk electronic data
Electronic assessment data is available in bulk in various computerized formats, and is produced by jurisdiction or on a province-wide basis. Data is available in the standard Data Advice format, or can be customized to suit the needs of the customer, and is provided free of charge to local governments.
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.
Community Corner is a discussion forum intended to support increased communication and collaboration between BC Assessment and our Local Government and First Nations customers. Join the forum to participate in discussions and view information on BC Assessment initiatives.
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
- Local Government Management Association of British Columbia
- Government Financial Officers Association of British Columbia
- Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia
- Municipal Insurance Associate of British Columbia
- Integrated Cadastral Information Society
- Local Government Leadership Academy
Director, Local Government and First Nations Customers
Phone: 1-866-valueBC or 1-866-825-8322 (local 22228)
Manager, Local Government Customers
Phone: 1-866-valueBC or 1-866-825-8322 (local 00498)