Accessing Your Property Assessment Information

Wanting to view your current and historical assessment information? You can access your accounts online through our County website.

Residential & Commercial

Property assessments reflect an estimate of the typical market value of your property developed solely for the purpose of determining your portion of the municipality's property tax. 

It is important to remember that property assessment notices are mailed by the end of May or early June. Your property assessment is used to determine your property tax levy (assessed property value x tax rate = your property tax levy).

Important 2022 Dates

Date Item
June 7 Mailing Date
June 15  Assessment Date
June 15 - August 14
60 day review period
August 14 Final date to file a complaint
August 31
Property tax payments due
September 1 6% penalty on current year tax
January 1
7% penalty on total outstanding balance

Market Value Assessments

Market value, as defined in the Municipal Government Act 1(n), means the amount that a property might be expected to realize if it is sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer. Market value assessments are done using mass appraisal techniques, which determine property values by grouping similar properties as of a specific date.

The purpose of assessment is not to reflect a single sale price, but to assess all properties at typical market value on the same valuation date, so that taxation is fairly and uniformly shared. The County of Wetaskiwin employs qualified accredited assessors who assess properties based on provincial legislation and regulations. Assessors can be contacted anytime to discuss your assessment.

The assessed value on your 2022 notice is based on July 1, 2021 economic conditions, and the physical condition and characteristics of the home as of December 31, 2021.

Reasonable Assessment

To determine if your assessment is reasonable, compare your 2022 assessed value to typical market conditions as of July 1, 2021, not to current market conditions. Assessors consider many of the same factors that a home owner does when they choose to purchase a home. Some of the factors that determine the value of your home include:
  • Basement finish
  • Location
  • Lot size
  • Overall quality
  • Square footage
  • Walkout
  • Year of construction
  • Style of house
Unique location influences, like the views and river valleys, naturally lend themselves to an overall higher market value compared to other jurisdictions.