Media Advisory - BC Assessment to announce the 2013 Property Assessment Roll

Date: Morning of Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Location: Province-wide for British Columbia including all municipalities

VANCOUVER, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ -

Media Information and Interviews:

  • BC Assessment will issue more than 50 local area news releases on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with highlights of property assessment changes in local communities.
  • All news releases, as well as statistics and general information about the 2013 Assessment Roll, will be posted on on January 2.
  • New for 2013, 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 Wednesday, January 2.


  • Nearly two million property owners will receive their 2013 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, 2012 for market value properties).

More Information:
Social Media: Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn
For Television/Video-based Media: See BC Assessment B-Roll Video Attachments

Video with caption: "Video: How BC Assessment Serves its Customers: BC Assessment's service commitment is to be reliable, accessible, uniform and respectful. January 2, 2013. ". Video available at:

Video with caption: "Video: How BC Assessment Values Properties: BC Assessment uses a variety of techniques to assess British Columbia's properties to ensure accuracy and equity with the annual Assessment Roll. ". Video available at:

SOURCE: BC Assessment

For further information:

Media Contact: Tim Morrison, Senior Communications Advisor
Tel. 250-595-6211 Local 00251    Email:

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