The 2019 Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed on May 30, 2019. Please note the date to pay taxes is June 30, 2019. The date for assessment appeals is August 6, 2019.
Due Date for tax payment is June 30th to avoid all penalties, whether or not you receive your notice. Payment must be sent to the Summer Village office at RR1 South, Site 1, Box 29, Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0. Cheque(s) must be dated no later than June 30, 2019. If mailed, the envelope must bear a postmark of no later than June 30, 2019. Make cheques payable to: The Summer Village of Silver Beach.
Property assessments are an estimate of the market value of property as of July 1st of the year prior to the tax year. Assessments increased on average this year by 5% for residential (note that this does include new builds), and decreased by 21% for vacant lots. The average taxes increased by $5.02 compared to 2018.
Due to delays caused by the recent election, the 2019 budget will not be tabled until this fall. The Summer Village has estimated a local education property tax rate by using the 2018 Education Property Tax requisition.
If you believe your own or any other assessment is unfair, you can go to: http://crasc.ca/form.php submit an inquiry or contact
Assessor: Grant Clarke
Ph: (888) 419-2128
The assessor will contact you as soon as he is able to review your assessment. Please note: most concerns are resolved before complaints reach the Assessment Review Board. If, after discussion with the assessor, you still do not agree with your assessment, please speak with the assessor about the assessment appeal process.
For a complaint to be heard by an Assessment Review Board, the complaint form must be completed and filed at the Summer Village Office along with the appropriate fee, as established by Council, no later than the deadline date (as will be indicated on your Assessment and Taxation Notice). If an Assessment Complaint is to be handled by an Agent, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must also be filed.