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Pre-Roll Consultation Period

Pre-Roll Consultation Period

The Pre-Roll Consultation Period is a time when non-residential and multi-residential property owners and their representatives can review their preliminary 2022 assessed property values, share new information about their property, and learn what the potential tax implications may be before Assessment Notices are finalized and distributed in January.

This year’s Pre-Roll program runs from Friday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

The Online Pre-Roll Symposium

Pre-Roll is a collaborative program. We invite you to attend our virtual pre-roll symposium where you will learn more about the market and how the 2022 preliminary assessments were prepared. On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, our assessors will share observations and trends about the market for non-residential and multi-residential properties. The symposium will be comprised of five separate sessions to allow for us to share information about each property type.

Tickets to attend the symposium are free, but advance registration is required, and spaces are limited. You can attend as many sessions as you like, but you will need to register separately for each session

Note: All sessions will be recorded and following the symposium, we will publish the presentations on this webpage. The recordings will remain online throughout Pre-Roll, providing you access to important market information at your leisure.

Why participate in Pre-Roll?

Pre-Roll helps generate discussions to create more understanding and certainty for next year’s property assessment. We recognize that you have insights on the real estate market, and we would like to hear your perspective.  

We are committed to preparing fair and equitable market value property assessments to ensure we all pay our fair share of taxes, and your participation facilitates this process. Your review and verification of your property details helps ensure the accuracy of assessed property values and equity amongst taxpayers.  Participation also helps you to better anticipate your share of property taxes before budgetary changes are announced.

How can I participate in Pre-Roll?

Step 1: Review your 2022 preliminary assessed value

We encourage non-residential and multi-residential property owners to review their preliminary 2022 assessed property value by logging into their secure account on Assessment Search. Step-by-step instructions for creating an account and linking your property are available in the Property Owner How-To Guide.

To help you review your assessed property value we offer a variety of tools and services, such as:  

  • Assessment Explanation Supplement (AES): This report explains how your property was assessed. For properties using the income approach to value, the AES is available upon login to your secure Assessment Search account. For other properties, it can be requested online through your secure Assessment Search account.
  • Online resources available on calgary.ca/assessment: We offer a variety of online informational pages to help owners better understand how property assessments are prepared. 

Will the preliminary assessment value be the same as the value on my 2022 assessment notice?

The goal of Pre-Roll is to present reliable estimated values that most accurately reflect market value. As assessed property values are finalized throughout Pre-Roll, the preliminary assessed value of your property may be different than the value that appears on the Assessment Notice you receive in January.

It is possible that new or changing information received during or after Pre-Roll (e.g. new market trends identified) could result in a value changing. If this is the case, Assessment is available to further discuss your property value during the Customer Review Period once assessment notices are distributed in January.

Step 2: Book an appointment to discuss your preliminary assessment with an assessor

Assessment staff are available to help you further review your preliminary 2022 assessed property value. During your meeting we hope to exchange further information to ensure confidence that the value fairly represents the market value for your property based on the July 1, 2021 valuation date.  We encourage you to contact us and:

  • Schedule an appointment with an assessor to talk about the details of your preliminary assessment.
  • Advise us of any changes in your property details or incorrect information that may impact your assessed property value.
  • Exchange relevant market and property information, such as, but not limited to: rents, expenses, vacancy and sales information.
  • Discuss your estimated 2022 taxes to assist in budget planning for the upcoming tax year.

Step 3: Understand how your preliminary 2022 assessment may impact your tax obligation

We encourage you to use our preliminary tax calculator to help you understand what your tax obligation may be. To use it, you will need your preliminary 2022 assessed property value and your 2021 assessed value, which you can find by logging into your secure account on Assessment Search

Assessment Search is our online resource for property and business owners to access more detailed information about their assessment and property details.