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Assessment Appeals Guideline (2019)183037 RR 145, Brooks, AB T1R 1B2 Check us out on social media Phone: 403-362-3266 Fax: 888-361-7921 Email: administration@newellmail.ca Web: www.countyofnewell.ab.ca Assessment Guidelines Should Ratepayers have questions or concerns with respect to the ASSESSMENT ONLY of their property, please follow these steps: 1.Contact the County Assessor, Kevin Halsted at (403) 794-2304. 2.After discussions with the assessor, if you still believe that your assessment is incorrect, a complaint may be filed: a.The Assessment Review Board Complaint Form must to be completed in its entirety. b.Attach the appropriate complaint fee. Please make cheque out to: County of Newell i.Residential/Farmland Properties: $50.00 per Roll Number ii.Non-Residential Properties:$100.00 per Roll Number c.Submit the Complaint Form along with the appropriate complaint fee to: Assessment Review Board Clerk County of Newell Box 130 Brooks, Alberta, T1R 1B2 d.The Assessment Review Board Clerk must receive the completed Complaint Form no later than 60 days after the notice of assessment date. e.If the complaint is successful, the adjustment will be applied to the corresponding tax roll and the complaint fee will be refunded. 3.Designated Industrial Property Assessment Complaints must be submitted to the Municipal Government Board within the period shown on the assessment notices which are sent out by the Assessor designated by the Minister. Taxes must still be paid by the due date to avoid penalties, regardless if a complaint is made. Making a complaint does not relieve any person or business from the obligation to pay any taxes owing on any property or business or any penalties imposed for late payment of taxes. An assessed person is entitled to see or receive sufficient information about his/her property in accordance with section 299 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) or a summary of an assessment in accordance with section 300 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), or both. To avoid penalty, payment of your property taxes must be received in person or postmarked by June 15, 2019. Subsequent to this date, the County will levy a penalty of 3% on June 16, 2019 and a penalty of 8% on November 16, 2019. These penalties apply to current taxes only. However, should any taxes remain unpaid by March 1, 2020; an additional 12% penalty will be levied on all balances outstanding. Payments in the form of “cash”, “cheque” (including post dated cheques) or “INTERAC” may be made in person at the County Office (183037 Rge Rd 145 (physical location is one km south of the Centennial Regional Arena) Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by mail. Payments are also accepted via “online” & “telephone” banking services and “direct payments” made through participating financial institutions. To ensure prompt service, please include the notice stub of ALL tax notices you are paying.