Assessment Inspections During COVID-19
Please be advised that Clearwater County will be conducting all inspections for assessment purposes by appointment only during a scheduled time with the property owner. When required appointments will be booked and conducted in accordance with Alberta health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other inspections may be drive-by only for the purposes of updating property status through photos/condition of improvements. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the County office at 403-845-4444.
Property assessment values are used to calculate your property taxes. It is important to review your property assessment notice before the appeal deadline.
Market value assessments are prepared using Mass Appraisal. For residential properties, assessors collect, review and analyze information from all real estate sales that occur over a 12-month period. The quality, size, features, age, and renovations to your home are some of the factors considered in determining the final value of your property.
Since your property assessment is based on market value, it is influenced by many factors including local supply and demand, economic trends, and financial mortgage regulations.
Map of Assessed Values
Clearwater County anticipates in the near future to have an integrated map link available to access basic assessment information. Please check back soon.
Residential Request for Information
To meet the provincial legislation audit guidelines, and to assist in calculating fair market values of all properties, the Assessment Department must update property characteristics for all County tax rolls at least once every five years. Assessors may visit your property to make these updates. If you are not available at the time of these visits the assessor may leave a Request for Information envelope for you to respond and provide an update for your property.
Change of Mailing Address
Have you recently moved or purchased a new property? It is your responsibility to notify us. Complete the Change of Address form here.
Section 299-300 Assessment Information Request
As a property owner, you are entitled to see or receive assessment information about your property. You may contact the Assessment Department at any time to receive specific information on how all land and improvements have been valued. If you feel that you require further information you may make an Information Request in accordance with sections 299 and 300 of the Municipal Government Act. To submit a request, please complete the applicable form listed at the bottom of this page.