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About BC Assessment 

 

BC Assessment produces independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province.

Structure

BC Assessment operates as an independent, provincial Crown corporation, governed by a Board of Directors and is accountable to the Government of B.C.

The President and CEO of BC Assessment is supported by an Executive Committee. The Board is appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

BC Assessment's head office is located in Victoria. Our 15 area offices are situated in 10 regions in various geographic locations throughout British Columbia.

Mandate

The mandate of BC Assessment is to establish and maintain uniform real property assessments throughout British Columbia in accordance with the Assessment Act. The Act also requires that BC Assessment produce annual rolls with assessments at market value.

Assessors determine the market value of land and improvements and enter those values on the Assessment Roll. For 95 per cent of all properties on the Roll, assessed value is the market value as of July 1. The remaining five per cent are subject to legislative restrictions.

BC Assessment is structured in the following units:

  • Office of the President and CEO (including Communications and Government Relations)
  • Business Innovation
  • Field Operations
  • Finance 
  • Information and Technology Services
  • People and Planning 

Office of the President and CEO

Responsible for:

  • Overall management and co-ordination of BC Assessment's functions, operations, products and services
  • Serving as the main point of contact for the Board of Directors, the Minister responsible for BC Assessment, the Office of the Premier, and other senior government officials and assessment bodies
  • Communications and Government Relations Department
    • Producing print and web communications materials to help the public understand the property assessment process
    • Building greater awareness for BC Assessment products and services with different communities
    • liaison with Ministries of government on assessment issues
  • Legal Services - legal support services, legislative and regulatory support services
  • Coordination of contract administration for First Nations Assessment services 
  • Information policy initiatives
  • Freedom of information and protection of privacy
  • Internal audit
         

Business Innovation

Responsible for:

  • Implementing strategic initiatives to transform BC Assessment
  • Improving the business through innovation
  • Quality assurance and business processes
  • Research and development of assessment and valuation policy
  • Development of assessment standards

Field Operations

Responsible for:

  • Performance of field operations for the entire province
  • Non-market and market property assessment
  • Assessment administration
  • Valuation/appeal coordination

Finance

Responsible for:

  • Financial Services
  • Facilities  

Information and Technology Services

Responsible for:

  • Services Delivery
  • Solutions Development 
  • Supporting the information and technology needs of both employees and external customers
  • Centre of Excellence for information and technology management

People and Planning 

Responsible for:

  • Talent management
  • Labour relations
  • Capacity and succession planning
  • Culture change
  • Employee and performance compensation
  • Training and development
  • Strategic Management: strategic and business planning, corporate reporting, corporate performamce management, Enterprise Risk Management 

For more information about BC Assessment please email us at connect@bcassessment.ca or submit your question here.

BC Assessment prepared a total of 2,167,451 assessment notices for British Columbia property owners for the 2014 Assessment Roll, an increase of 2.93% from 2013.

Below you will find related information and documents.

 Related Information

  2014 - 2015 Government Letter of Expectations
  2012-2014 Service Plan