Assessment of Property
The goal of Kneehill County is to provide accurate and equitable assessments that are used for the purpose of collecting property taxes. The property tax is an important source of revenue.
The provincial government establishes the legislation, policies and guidelines that determine how assessments are to be done. Kneehill County's contractor assessor calculates the assessment per the provincial legislation and guidelines.
Value of Property
Residential and non-residential properties, other than special purpose properties, are assessed at market value using mass appraisal techniques. Market value is determined by examining multiple sales of property. It is not the specific price of an individual property.
Farmland is assessed per regulated rates based on the productivity value of the land. The current provincially set base rate is 350 per acre for 100% land farmed without the advantage of irrigation.
Industrial oilfield, manufacturing plants and special purpose properties are assessed using the cost approach.
Assessment Roll & Appeal
Property owners have the right to inspect the assessment roll and can get an explanation of how their assessments are prepared by contacting the County office. They also have the right to appeal their assessment to the Assessment Review Board and the Municipal Government Board. The appeal must be in writing and must be made within 60 days of the mailing of the assessment notice. The appropriate filing fee must accompany the appeal to the Assessment Review Board.
Toll free 1-866-443-5541
MAILING OF 2016 ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION NOTICES
In accordance with the Municipal Government Act R.S.A. 2000 M-26 and amendments thereto, notice is hereby given that the 2016 combined ‘Assessment and Taxation Notices' have been mailed as of May 20, 2016 to Kneehill County ratepayers. If you have not received your copy of the combined 'Tax and Assessment Notice', please contact Caroline Siverson at the County office, 403-443-5541.
The assessment roll is open for inspection by the public and can be viewed at the Kneehill County office at 1600, 2 Street NE, Three Hills during regular business hours of Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or on the Kneehill County website.
Any person wishing to object to an item on the Assessment Roll must do so in writing, as per the instructions located on the back of your Tax Notice, before 4:30pm on July 19, 2016.