Every year, BC Assessment produces independent property assessments for all property owners in the province. The District of Sechelt uses these assessments as the basis for calculating its annual property taxes, which are determined during the budget process.
BC Assessment mails Assessment Notices to every homeowner in the first week of January each year. The assessments outline the market value of land and its improvements. If you disagree with the assessment value applied to your property, you have a limited time to appeal your assessment.
Appealing Your Assessment
If you wish to appeal your assessment, you must do so prior to January 31st in each calendar year. You may submit your appeal online to BC Assessment. The Property Assessment Review Panel produces a guide to assist those who wish to appeal.
How can I check the fairness of my assessment with similar properties?
BC Assessment’s e-valueBC - Compare Assessments Online is a free service that enables you to check the fairness of your assessed value with similar properties at any time during the year. From January to March, you can also compare your assessed value with the selling price of properties with similar characteristics in your neighbourhood. Property owners can display additional property details for up to eight (8) properties. You may search e-valueBC for a property by Property Address, Assessment Roll Number or Plan/Lot.