This is where you find the important information needed to identify your property when contacting BC Assessment.
Here you will also find your confidential PIN, which is unique to your property, and allows property owners to:- subscribe to ePost
For privacy protection reasons, a PIN will only be revealed to the property owner over the phone, where security questions will be asked. Only give out your confidential PIN to your authorized agent or someone acting on your behalf.
Some property owners will also see a Bulk Mail code. This code is assigned where the owner and mailing address is identical for five or more properties throughout the province.
Your property location and description may consist of a property address, legal description, and the Parcel Identifier (PID) assigned by the Land Titles and Survey Authority.
The value of your property is determined by local real estate market conditions and provides an estimate of what your property may have sold for on July 1 of the previous year.
When looking at your assessed value, you may see different property classes and exemptions applied, depending on the use of your property. Most properties in British Columbia will have one property class. For the property in this example, that class is Business/Other.
For this property, $2,008,000 of the assessed land value is in Business/Other class.
For the buildings on the property, $1,195,000 is in Business/Other class.
This results in a total assessed value of $3,203,000, all in Business/Other class.
There is an exemption available to Business/Other classed properties. Up to $10,000 of the improvement value is exempt under BC Regulation 485/83. In this example, since the improvement value is more than $10,000, the full $10,000 exemption is applied.
This results in a taxable value of $3,193,000, all in Business/Other class.
Here you will find important messages regarding your Assessment that may be of interest to you, such as changes in exemption or classification, why your assessment has changed in value, and more.
This graph displays the Assessed Value for your property over the past 5 assessment roll years. Included is the percentage change when compared to the previous assessment roll year. For this property, the assessed value increased by 16.07% from the 2016 Assessment to the 2017 Assessment.
2017 Assessment        $3,193,000
Subtract 2016 Assessment    -$2,751,000
Divided by 2016 Assessment      $2,751,000
Equals your percentage change          16.07%
Although the change from one year to the next is interesting, only comparisons made between properties in the same roll year are considered when appealing an assessment.
When reviewing your assessed value, be sure to keep these important dates in mind. Please visit the Key Dates page for more details.
If you would like to visit one of our BC Assessment offices in person, go to this address. Or visit our Contact Us page to find your nearest office location.
Here you will find your name and mailing address. If there is more than one owner of the property, a copy of the Assessment Notice will be sent to all other owners at their mailing addresses. If this is not your current mailing address, you can change your address online.
If you want more information, or need to speak to someone at BC Assessment, please visit our Contact Us page.
A brief description of when and how your assessed value is calculated
If you disagree with your assessment and would like to discuss your assessment with a BC Assessment appraiser, and possibly appeal your assessment, you will find more information here.
Information about the appeal process and the Property Assessment Review Panel (PARP) page.
A reminder of the deadline to file an appeal of your Assessment. This information is also located on the front of the Assessment Notice.
Details about where to find, and what information can be found within our popular e-valueBC service.
Here you will find detailed information on how your Assessed Value affects your property taxes, and how your property taxes are calculated. For questions about your property taxes, contact your local government or taxing authority.