The average home value in 2023 was $234,000, up from$218,000 in 2022.
The Town of Drumheller (TOD) residents who own their home will receive their property tax notices and assessment notices in a different fashion this year. Starting this February, they will be mailed out separately. TOD councilor Tom Zariski spoke about this at the Monday, January 15, 2024 Committee of the Whole meeting.
“This assessment notice will include information on their property assessment only and will not be the tax bill,” says Zariski, “Issuing the assessment notices separately will provide property owners with an opportunity to ensure their assessments are reasonable and to learn more about how their assessment was determined, prior to receiving their property tax notice.”
Property assessments and the tax notices will be mailed out separately so that they improve public knowledge and allow homeowners time to review their property assessment notices.
“Property assessment is conducted annually by professional assessors regulated by the Alberta Assessors’ Association. The value determined by the assessor would appear in the annual Property Assessment Notice. The property owner is welcome to speak to the assessor on most assessment-related questions – with no formal complaint fee required. If property owners disagree with the property assessment, they may file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board by the deadline stated on the Property Assessment Notice. The Property Tax Notice will be issued in May each year, based on the property tax rate approved by Council and the property assessed value,” states TOD Communications Officer Bret Crowle in an email sent to The Mail.
In 2023, the average price of a single-family home in Drumheller was $234,000. This does not include mobile homes or apartments. In 2022, the average price was $218,000.