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Assessment & Taxation

Special Areas TaxPayers – NEWS from Property Assessment

We have moved!!  As of June 1, 2011 the Assessment and Taxation Department is no longer located on the first floor of the Special Areas Board office at 212 - 2nd Avenue West (main Street) Hanna.  We are now located across the street at 203 - 2nd Avenue West Hanna; in the old accounting building beside Western Financial.


The tax notices for 2013 are mailed on May 15, 2013 with the taxes due on November 15, 2013.  If you have any questions or concerns about your assessment or tax notice; please contact the Assessment Department at 403-854-5636 or 403-854-5630.  You can also email your comments or questions to the department at SABtaxation@specialareas.ab.ca

If you disagree with your Assessed Value or you wish to know more about how your assessed value was determined please contact the Assessment Department.  To help you determine if your assessed value is both fair and equitable, you are entitled to information to help you make that determination.  The information you are entitled to is out lined in the government publication: Access to Property Assessment Information

Once you have reviewed your property’s information with an assessor along with the information provided you from the assessor and you have determined that your assessed value is incorrect, you have the right to file a complaint with the Assessment Review Board.  To file a complaint you must fill out an Assessment Review Board Complaint Form along with an Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization if you wish to have someone else represent you with the Assessor or the Review Board.  Any complaints about the Assessed Value must be filed with the Review Board Clerk by July 22, 2013  The Review Board Clerk may be reached at 403-854-5614 or SABclerk@specialareas.ab.ca (Fax 403-854-5627).


To help you understand the assessment review process and the complaints process, the Government of Alberta has published the following documents.

Filing a property assessment complaint and preparing for your hearing

Is your property Assessment fair and Accurate?


 Publications

If you would like to receive notification when Assessment Services Branch publications are changed or added, click here and provide your name, email, and organization (if applicable).

For Taxpayers

  • Guide to Property 
  • Assessment and Taxation in Alberta 
  • Access to Property Assessment Information 
  • Is Your Property Assessment Fair and Accurate? 
  • Filing a Property Assessment Complaint and Preparing For Your Hearing 

For Assessment Professionals and Municipal Administrators

  • Advisory Aspects 
  • Alberta 2001 Metal Buildings Cost Manual 
  • Assessment Bulletins 
  • Detailed Assessment Audit Manual 
  • Property Tax Exemptions In Alberta - A Guide 

Request for Assessment Information 
sue.carl@specialareas.ab.ca