BC Assessment Notices
Updated January 4, 2021
All BC Assessment Notices have been mailed out in Maple Ridge. The 2021 assessment values are based on the value of the property as of July 1, 2020.
February 1, 2021 is the deadline to appeal your 2021 Property Assessment.
What is My Assessment Value?
- Find out the assessment value of your property by using the E-value Application. Go to BC Assessment Authority Website
- The below link provides an excellent interactive guide to explain all the information on your BC Assessment Notice:
BC Assessment Notices
- Mailed out in early January to each homeowner
- Informs the homeowner the value of the property assessed July 1, of the previous year
- A home owner has until Jan 31 (unless extended) of that year to submit an appeal, if they do not agree with the assessed value
- The total assessment value of a property will be a combination of assessments of the building(s) and land
- There are different classifications based on zoning and use of a property (majority in Maple Ridge is Class 1 - Residential)
What is the Property Tax Rate?
General definition: Property Tax Rate (also known as the mill rate) is the amount of tax payable per dollar of the assessed value of a property.
- Used to calculate the amount of property tax for each property
- Determined each year using all the assessed values of all the properties in Maple Ridge
- The Residential Mill Rate is the amount of tax payable per $1000 dollars of assessed value
- Each property may be subject to flat rate charges in addition for various utility services
Your Property Value Change and Property Taxes Video
- An increase in your assessment does not necessarily mean an increase in your property taxes. Property tax changes are impacted by your assessment’s change relative to your community’s average assessment change.
The video below from BC Assessment explains what could happen to your property taxes if your assessment is lower, higher or similar to the average change for your property class.
Farm Status Application
- To change your tax rate class to Farm (Class 9 - Farm) certain criteria must be met
- A portion of or the whole property may be changed
- Applications must be submitted to BC Assessment by a certain date every year
- Visit BC Assessment for more information and to submit your application
Minimum Income for Farm Tax Status Waived in B.C.
Updated August 14, 2020
The Government of British Columbia is waiving minimum income requirements for existing B.C. farm operations, allowing them to maintain their current property tax farm status for 2021. The one-year waiver of the rule was announced July 29, 2020.
For more information, please see: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AGRI0045-001412