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City Assessment prepares annual market value assessments as the basis for municipal and education taxes, as well as other requisitions such as the Cypress View Foundation. The goal of Assessment is to maintain a defensible, fair and equitable assessment base that provides the basis for the equitable distribution of municipal taxation that complies with the Municipal Government Act and Alberta Regulations.

2020 Assessment Notices    

 Single Family Residential* and Farmland Properties 

  • Notice of Assessment - March 9, 2020 
  • Assessment Notices were mailed -  February 28, 2020
  • Final complaint date -  extended to July 1, 2020
  • Tax Notices mailed -  July 24, 2020
  • Taxes due - September 30, 2020

*Includes properties in the Single Family & Vacant Residential Assessment Class with 4 suites and less

Non-Residential and Multi-Family** Properties 

  • Notice of Assessment - May 22, 2020 
  • Assessment Notices to be mailed - May 14, 2020
  • Final complaint date - July 21, 2020
  • Tax Notices mailed - July 24, 2020
  • Taxes due - September 30, 2020

**Includes properties in the Multi-Family Residential Assessment Class with 5 suites and more

2020 Supplementary Assessment Notices

  • Supplementary Notices will be mailed in October 2020

2020 Request for Information (ARFI)

  • Non-Residential forms were mailed June 1, 2020.
  • Completed forms were due July 31, 2020.

Click here to find your home online and view your assessmentProperty Assessment
The assessment of all properties, located within the City of Medicine Hat, are calculated on the basis of market value. The assessment is used only to distribute the total tax levy amongst all properties according to their relative values.

(Assessed Value x Tax Rate = Property Tax)

Property values change and over time the values may shift from one type or quality of property to another. To be fair and equitable and to comply with Provincial Legislation, all properties must be reassessed annually. As a property owner, you are entitled to compare your assessment, make an inquiry, and even appeal your assessment.

Request for Information
Section 299
If an assessed person asks to see or receive information on how the assessor prepared the assessment on that persons' own property, you will fill out the Section 299 Request Form (this request is free of charge)

NEW: The municipality is not required to respond to a Request for Information under Section 299 when a complaint has been filed until the complaint has been heard and decided by the Assessment Review Board.  MGA 299(3)

Section 300
If an assessed person asks to see or receive a summary of the assessment of any other assessed property, other than their own, you will fill out the Section 300 Request Form (this request has a $40.00 fee for each property requested)

Agent Authorization
This authorization form must be completed when an agent/representative is acting on behalf of the assessed property owner. The form allows a property manager to inform the City that they act as an agent for the owner or have appointed an agent (either individual or corporation) to act on their behalf. The form will also be used to determine who has the authority to act on behalf of a corporate owner, whether or not an outside agent has been appointed. 

Additional Information

Contact Assessment
For further information and inquiries regarding your assessment, please contact our office: 
City of Medicine Hat Assessment
580 First Street SE 
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6
403.529.8114 
assessment@medicinehat.ca