Assessment Timeline

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Timeline for 2019
City of Medicine Hat’s Assessment and Tax Timeline is as follows:

Dates Information
March 6 Notice of Assessment Date. Notices will be sent at least seven days prior to the notice of assessment date. Assessors will be available to respond to questions or concerns with your Property Assessment.
Mid-April City Council sets tax rates
Mid-May Property Tax Notices mailed
May 7 Complaint Deadline. All completed forms and complaint fees must be received by the Clerk of Assessment Review Board
June 30 Property Tax payments due
July 2  ARFI Deadline for Non-Residential, Commercial/Industrial Property:  Owner Occupied & Tenant Occupied

ARFI Deadline for Multi-Family Property: Tri-Plexes, Four-Plexes and Apartments

August 1  ARFI Deadline for Hotel/Motel Property
End of October Supplementary Assessment Notices mailed. Second notice for new construction, complete or occupied during 2019

Wondering why you received your Property Assessment Notice before your Property Tax bill?
Property Assessment Notices are mailed in February to allow property owners time to review the assessed value and to address any concerns with the Assessment Department. Property owners have 60 days to file a complaint about their assessment; however, please review your assessment and then contact the Assessment Department for an explanation before filing an appeal.

It is important to review your Property Assessment Notice before the complaint deadline as you will not be able to
appeal your Tax bill.

Assessment Timeline House

When will you get your Property Tax bill?
The Property Assessment value is used to calculate your Property Tax bill once City Council sets the property tax rate in April. Your Property Tax bill will be mailed out in May and you will have until June 30, 2019 to pay it.

Since the due date falls on a Sunday this year, property taxes will be considered paid on time if received at City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on July 2, 2019.

If you have any other questions, contact
Assessment Department
City of Medicine Hat
Phone: 403.529.8114