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Early Notifications of 2017 Assessments

Early Notifications of 2017 Assessments

In early December, 2016, BC Assessment provided early notification to property owners of 81,576 properties across British Columbia. Early notification letters are mailed to property owners who can expect an increase of at least 15 per cent above the average increase in their local taxing jurisdiction (i.e. municipality).  As an example, assessment increases of 30-50 per cent will be typical for single-family homes in much of Metro Vancouver. As a result, homes with assessment increases of 15 per cent or more above these typical increases receive the early notification. The letters ensure property owners are made aware of the significant increases that may impact their 2017 property taxes.  

 BC Assessment welcomes property owners to contact us with any questions or concerns. The following table provides a break-down of the number of properties that received early notification for each of BC Assessment's offices across the province:

 Property Count
Victoria Assessment Office4,233
Williams Lake Assessment Office1,123
Courtenay Assessment Office1,161
Cranbrook Assessment Office945
Abbotsford Assessment Office12,336
Kamloops Assessment Office1,826
Kelowna Assessment Office7,069
Nanaimo Assessment Office2,589
Nelson Assessment Office1,461
Burnaby Assessment Office10,070
Prince George Assessment Office970
Dawson Creek Assessment Office618
Surrey Assessment Office18,481
Terrace Assessment Office1,140
Vancouver Assessment Office17,554


2017 assessments for all properties will be released on January 3, 2017, and all 2017 Assessment Notices will be mailed to property owners during the first week of January. BC Assessment's newly-enhanced website at  will be updated on January 3rd, 2017 with access to 2017 property information including assessment details for all properties via our popular, online e-valueBC service, a variety of statistics, and extensive lists of the top valued properties, both regionally and province-wide.