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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 2014 are mailed on May 15, 2014 with the taxes due on November 17, 2014

For any questions related to taxes or if you would like a tax certificate, please contact the department at 403-854-5632 or email at SABtaxation@specialareas.ab.ca

Residential properties are assessed at market value.  To determine the assessed value, the assessment department uses recent residential sales.  If you would like to review the sales that were used, please contact the Assessment Department at SABassessment@specialareas.ab.ca and we will send you the sales in your area.  The Assessment Department also has farm land sales information if you wish to see it.

The total assessed value for any property in the Special Areas is available by contacting the Assessment Department at 403-854-5636 or 403-854-5630 or by email at SABassessment@specialareas.ab.ca.

To help you determine if your assessed value is both fair and equitable, you are eligible for information to help you make that determination. The information you are eligible for is outlined in the government publication: Access to Property Assessment Information.

If you disagree with your Assessed Value or if you wish to know more about how your assessed value was determined please contact the Assessment Department 403-854-5636 or 403-854-854-5630.  You can also email your comments or questions to the department at SABassessment@specialareas.ab.ca.

If, after speaking with an Assessor, you nevertheless feel 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 21, 2014.  The Review Board Clerk may be reached at 403-854-5614 or SABclerk@specialareas.ab.ca (Fax 403-854-5627).


To help you understand assessments, 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?

Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta


 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 

Request for Assessment Information

SABassessment@specialareas.ab.ca

Request for Taxation Information

SABtaxation@specialareas.ab.ca