When no agreement can be reached between a property owner and the Camrose County Assessment Department, then the owner may file a complaint to the Assessment Review Board. The assessment review board cannot hear complaints about the amount of property taxes or tax rates. Assessment review boards cannot change the tax rates or the services provided by the municipality. If a property owner has specific concerns about these issues, he or she may discuss them with the municipality’s administration or council.
Filing a Complaint
Complaints must be filed in writing on or before the deadline shown on the assessment notice. In order for a complaint to proceed, the following criteria must be met
Matters for a Complaint
A complaint may be filed about the following items listed on the assessment or tax notice.
- Description of the property or business
- Name or mailing address on the notice
- Assessment of the property or business
- Assessment class or subclass assigned to the property
- The type of property
- The type of improvement
- Whether the business or property is exempt from taxation
The assessment review board cannot hear complaints about the amount of property taxes or tax rates.