Reinspection review begins the week of April 11, 2023 and will take place in the following areas identified on the map below in orange:

Assessors will be driving Parkland County vehicles and have identification upon request.  Re-inspection is completed on every property throughout the county on a five-year cycle and is necessary to maintain equitable and reliable assessment values.  The information is being collected in accordance with the Alberta Municipal Government Act. If you have any questions, please call the Assessment team at 780-968-8418.


What is Property Assessment?

Property Assessment is the process of assigning a dollar value to a property for taxation purposes. In Alberta, property is taxed based on the ad valorem principle - meaning "according to value." This means the amount of tax paid is based on the value of the property.

When is the Assessment and Tax Notice sent out?

The Assessment and Tax Notice is generally mailed out mid-May.

I recently purchased my property. Why is the assessed value on my Assessment and Tax Notice higher than what I purchased it for?

All properties in Parkland County are assessed every year based on Government of Alberta legislation, using a mass appraisal approach, and is based on July 1st market value of the previous year, with the physical characteristics of the property as of December 31st of the previous year.

As market changes occur year to year, Real Estate sales of recently purchased properties will not be reflected in the assessment for one, or up to two years, after the Assessment and Tax Notices are sent out.

What would cause my property assessment to change, when I have not changed anything on my property?

As properties are assessed every year based on a mass appraisal approach, market values will influence the assessed value. Even though you may not have changed anything on your property, assessed values change based on the shift in market values year to year.

Why does my neighbour pay less than me?

Property assessments are based on many variables. Land size, land location (corner lot, cul-de-sac, etc.), buildings sizes, number of bathrooms, basement finish, and qualities of finish, are just some of the variables that could affect the value of an assessment compared to your neighbours.

 I am just building my home, why do I have to pay taxes?

Taxes are based on the assessed value of the property. Property includes land and improvements (eg. buildings), regardless of the state of construction of the improvements. Assessment policy states that the property be assessed in keeping with what it is used for (eg. residential or commercial), and the state of the property as of December 31 of the assessment year. If a building is progressive, it will be added to the assessment roll based on the progressive state and will be reassessed the following year.

What do I do if I have an issue with my property assessment?

If you feel like there is an issue with your property assessment, please contact the Assessment Department at 780-968-8418, e-mail, or visit us at the Parkland County Centre and talk to an assessor.

If, after speaking with the assessor for your property, you still feel your current assessment does not reflect what your property would sell for on the open market on July 1st of the previous year, you may file a complaint at the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board (ARB).

How is the assessed value of my property used to calculate my property taxes?

General municipal taxes represent one portion of your tax notice and include taxes that are broken out in detail on your tax notice as requisitions for Municipal, Seniors Foundations, Family Leisure Centre, and Capital Region Board. Parkland County also collects taxes on behalf of the Province of Alberta for Education and is part of the Total Property Tax Levy.

The Parkland County property taxes are calculated based on the application of formula outlined below: