Notice of Complaint (Appeal) Form to the 2017 Property Assessment Review Panel

This form applies only to your 2017 Assessment, and for 2016 supplementary Assessments.

The deadline for submitting this form is 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31, 2017.

For more information about the appeal process BC Assessment recommends reading the Appeal Guide and the Property Assessment Complaint Process - A Step-by-Step Guide.

A printable version of this Notice of Complaint (Appeal) Form is available here.

Note: Once this form is submitted BC Assessment will send you a confirmation via email. Any supporting documentation (photos, etc.) for your appeal can be submitted by replying to the confirmation email. Please include the roll number of the property under appeal in the subject line.

BC Assessment in cooperation with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development hopes to include other Assessment Areas in these initiatives in the future. For more information preparing for your hearing, please visit the Property Assessment Review Panel website.

To appeal an assessment of a property on First Nations reserve land, please refer to the process as outlined on the back of your Assessment Notice, or contact your local BC Assessment Office.

For a list of Areas and Jurisdictions with Conference Call and online evidence submission hearing option, please see the bottom of this page.

Contact Information of Complainant
(Note: this is the contact information BC Assessment will use during the appeal process between January and April)
*First Name
*Last Name
Company Name
(if applicable)
*Confirm Email
*Mailing Address 1
 Mailing Address 2
*Postal Code
   Please click here if you wish your mailing address be changed from the contact information listed on your Assessment Notice?
   Please click here if the contact information above is temporary for use during the appeal process only (January – April).
*Your 2017 Assessment Notice indicates which area office is responsible for your property assessment. Please select the appropriate office from the drop down list below.
*I am the owner of the property
the agent for the property owner
other, (i.e. third party) please describe below
If you are using an agent, please include the agency name, the agent's first and last name, address and daytime telephone number in the box below.

Information about the property you wish to appeal
 *Assessment Roll Number of the property you want to appeal Help with Roll Number Selection ]
*Roll Number
(no dashes, dots or spaces)
*Address of Property
Same as contact address above

Legal Description of Property
*Please choose grounds for review (select all that apply):
The value is too high
Assessment exemption is incorrect
The value is too low
The property description is incorrect
The property classification is incorrect
[Note: Check this box if you think the property should be classified as farm]
The ownership shown is incorrect
Other Grounds:
(please specify)
Please provide any additional information that will help us understand your appeal.

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2nd Property - Check if you want to appeal another property (must be in the same area)
3rd Property - Check if you want to appeal another property (must be in the same area)
4th Property - Check if you want to appeal another property (must be in the same area)
5th Property - Check if you want to appeal another property (must be in the same area)

Once this form is submitted, you will be sent a confirmation via email. If you do not receive a confirmation or are having trouble completing this form, please click here to send an email or call BC Assessment at 1-866-825-8322. If you want to withdraw your appeal at a later date, use the Online Withdrawal Form. Your email confirmation also includes the steps required to withdraw your appeal.

I certify that the information provided in this Notice of Complaint (Appeal) Form is true, accurate and complete.

* I have read and agreed to the above conditions: Yes No

The personal information requested on this form is collected under section 15(2), 16(2), 17(1), 17(2), and/or 24(10) of the Assessment Act and under section 26 of the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) for the purposes set out in the Assessment Act and Regulations, the Assessment Authority Act, and related purposes. If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact BC Assessment's Manager, Information Access & Privacy, by mail (400 - 3450 Uptown Blvd., Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9) or telephone at (1-866-825-8322).

In 2017, the following Assessment Areas will offer an Online Evidence Submission System with Conference Call hearing option:

• Area 01 -  Victoria - all Jurisdictions
• Area 06 -  Courtenay - Jurisdictions 330 (Powell River), 347 (Sechelt Indian Govt. Dist), 747 (Powell River Rural), 334 (Port Hardy), 502 (Alert Bay), 563 (Port McNeill), 558 (Port Alice), 785 (Port Hardy Rural)
• Area 14 -  Surrey - Jurisdictions 236 (White Rock), 326 (Surrey), 736 (Lower Mainland Rural) - Residential Single Family Dwellings Only
• Area 17 -  Penticton - Jurisdiction 562 (Princeton), 717 (Princeton Rural)
• Area 21 -  Nelson - all Jurisdictions
• Area 22 -  Cranbrook - all Jurisdictions
• Area 23 -  Kamloops - Jurisdictions 345 (Barriere), 352 (Clearwater), 540 (Lillooet), 542 (Lytton), 726 (Rural Clearwater), 729 (Lillooet Rural), 724 (Kamloops Rural)
• Area 24 -  Williams Lake - Bella Coola and all Industrial, Commercial and Investment, Cost and Farm Properties in Area 24
• Area 25 -  Terrace - all Jurisdictions
• Area 26 -  Prince George - all Jurisdictions
• Area 27 -  Dawson Creek - all Jurisdictions

All Major Industrial Property appeals will be heard by Conference Call with Online Evidence Submission.