Media Advisory - BC Assessment to announce the 2014 Property Assessment Roll

Date: Morning of Thursday, January 2, 2014

Location: Province-wide for British Columbia including all municipalities

VANCOUVER, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ -

Media Information and Interviews:

  • BC Assessment will issue approximately 50 local area news releases on Thursday, January 2, 2014 with highlights of property assessment changes in local communities.
  • All news releases, as well as statistics and general information about the 2014 Assessment Roll, will be posted on www.bcassessment.ca on January 2.
  • Of note, BC Assessment's website will list the Top Valued Properties for all of British Columbia as well as by regional breakdown.
  • For interviews, starting January 2, contact the designated media contact on the local news release.
  • NOTE: BC Assessment is closed for business on January 1 for the New Year's Day holiday.  Full customer service resumes on Thursday, January 2.

Background:

  • Nearly two million property owners will receive their 2014 property assessment notice by mail in early January.
  • Starting in January, the public can use the free e-valueBC search tool on BC Assessment's website to compare their property assessment to others.
  • The mandate of BC Assessment, a provincial Crown corporation, is to establish and maintain uniform real property assessments throughout British Columbia in accordance with the Assessment Act.
  • The Act requires that BC Assessment produce annual rolls with assessments at market value (estimated valuation date as of July 1, 2013 for market value properties).

More Information:
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For further information:


Media Contact: Tim Morrison, Acting Communications Manager
Tel. 250-595-6211 Local 00251    Email: tim.morrison@bcassessment.ca