Assessment & Taxation

The Assessment and Taxation Department is located in Hanna at the Board office. You can contact this department in person at:

Special Areas Assessment & Taxation Office
212-2nd Avenue West
Box 820
Hanna, Alberta

TAXATION

For any questions related to taxes or if you would like a tax certificate, please contact the Tax Department at:

Call (403) 854-5632
Fax (403) 854-5627
Email Sue.Carl@specialareas.ab.ca

ASSESSMENT

Residential properties are assessed at market value.  To determine the assessed value, the assessment department uses recent residential sales.

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.

For more information related to assessment in the Special Areas, please contact our Assessment Department at:

Call (403) 854-5632
Fax (403) 854-5627
Email Sue.Carl@specialareas.ab.ca

Disagree with your assessed value/how to file a complaint

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.

To contact the Assessment Department:

Call (403) 854-5632
Fax (403) 854-5633
Email Sue.Carl@specialareas.ab.ca

Here is a map showing the Economic Zones in the Special Areas: Economic Zones.pdf

Here is a map showing the departments’ schedule for the re-inspection of Residential Properties

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 23, 2018.  The Review Board Clerk may be reached at:

Call (403) 854-5614
Fax (403) 854-5627
Email Trent.Caskey@specialareas.ab.ca

Complaint Fees:
Residental/Farmland – $50.00/roll number

Commercial/Industrial (by assessment value)
Less than $500,000 – $100.00/roll number
$500,000 – $999,999.99 – $300.00/roll number
$1,000,000.00 – $4,999,999.99 – $500.00/roll number
$5,000,000.00 and over – $650.00/roll number

MGA Section 481 (2) if the assessment review board makes a decision in a favor of the complaint, the fees paid by the complaint under section (1) must be refunded.