Property Taxes

  1. Assessment
  2. Understanding Municipal Property Taxes
  3. Relationship Between Property Assessments & Tax Rates
  4. Municipal Property Tax Rates
  5. Tax Deferment
  6. Permissive Tax Exemptions

Property Value Assessment

The British Columbia Assessment Authority (BCAA) is an independent organization that determines the value of all properties in British Columbia. When establishing the market value of a property, BCAA considers many factors including size, layout, age, condition, location, neighbourhood and the value of recent sales of similar properties. All owners receive a Property Assessment Notice by December 31 each year.

View the 2020 Property Tax Information Mail-Out (PDF).

What to Do with Your Assessment

It is important to check all details on the Property Assessment Notice. If you have questions about your property assessment, please call BCAA to speak with an appraiser. If you still disagree with your assessment after talking with an appraiser, you can file a formal Notice of Complaint (Appeal).

Deadline to File

The deadline to file a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) is January 31. Send your Notice to:
BCAA, North Fraser Region
BC Assessment Greater Vancouver Office
Suite 200 - 2925 Virtual Way
Vancouver BC V5M 4X5

Phone: 1-866-825-8322
BCAA Website

Why Assessed Value is Important to You

The assessed value of your property as determined by the BCAA is used to calculate how much property tax you will pay. With the BCAA Notice of Complaint (Appeal) deadline being January 31, once you have received your Tax Bill in May, it will be too late to make any changes to the assessed value of your property.