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Assessment and Taxation

About Us

The Assessment and Taxation Department is responsible for the valuation and classification of all real property, personal property and business occupancies within the City of Winnipeg for the purpose of distributing taxes fairly to the City's citizens.

Our Mission

To provide fair, open, understandable and defensible property valuations and classifications for the equitable distribution of taxation.

The City Assessor

The powers and responsibilities of the City Assessor are detailed in the Municipal Assessment and City of Winnipeg Charter Acts. The City Assessor is a legislative officer and as such adheres to provincial legislation when performing the assessment function. Administratively the Assessment and Taxation Department reports through the Chief Financial Officer to the Chief Administrative Officer and politically to the Standing Committee on Fiscal Issues.

What We Do

Assessment Services Taxation Services

1. Property Assessment Information

  • Market Value Information:
    • Residential
      Commercial (non-residential)
  • General Assessment Preview Program
  • Preview Letter FAQ's
  • Property Inspections
  • Property Classifications
  • Valuations
    • Residential
      Non-residential (Commercial)
  • Permits
  • Property Assessment Appeals

2. Business Assessment Information

  • Annual Rental Value
  • Business Assessment Notice
  • Business Assessment Appeals

3. Self Service Information

  • Automated Assessment Estimator
  • My Properties
  • Business Search
  • Information Submission Forms:
    • Income and Expense Form
    • Non-profit Exemption Form
    • Sales Verification Form

► Sample Property Assessment Notice

► Sample Business Assessment Notice

1. Property Tax Information

  • Tax Bill:
    • Residential
    • Non-residential (Commercial)
  • How Are Property Taxes Calculated
  • Local Improvement Charges
  • School Taxes
  • Tax Credit programs:
    • Manitoba Education Property Tax (EPTC)
    • Sewer and Water Credit
    • Home Renovation Tax Credit
    • Farmland School Tax Credit
    • Other Incentive Programs
  • Tax Sale
  • Added Charges

2. Business Tax Information

  • How are Business taxes calculated
  • Business Tax Statement
  • Small Business Tax Credit Program

3. Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

  • TIPP Estimator
  • TIPP Application
  • TIPP Change/Cancel Form

4. Payment Information

  • Payment options
  • Pre-payments
  • Tax due dates
  • Penalties and Charges
  • Refunds

5. Other Taxes Information

  • Simplified Entertainment Funding Tax
  • Advertising Signs Business Tax
  • Accommodation Tax
  • Mobile Home License Fee
  • Gas and Electricity Tax

6. Self Services Information

  • TIPP Estimator
  • Prepayment Estimator
  • Online Tax Information
  • Forms, Documents, Bulletins
  • Statistics
  • By-Law Info
  • Fee for Service Schedule
  • Brochures

► Sample Property Tax Bill

► Sample Business Tax Bill

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about assessment and taxation.

Taxes not Administered by the Assessment and Taxation Department

There are forms of taxation levied by other levels of government that are not administered by the Assessment and Taxation Department. Examples of these types of taxes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Provincial Sales Tax (PST)

For more information on these and other forms of taxes that are administered by the Province of Manitoba or the Government of Canada, please click on the following links:

How we are Organized

The Assessment and Taxation Department is organized into two divisions, each headed by a manager who reports to the Deputy City Assessor who in turn is accountable to the City Assessor. The two divisions are Taxation and Finance, and Assessment Services.

Our Latest News

2016 Business Assessment Information

The 2016 Business Assessment Notices were mailed out to all businesses in City of Winnipeg on Friday, October 30, 2015. The deadline to make an application for revision to the Board of Revision has been extended from November 19, 2015 to November 23, 2015. An application for revision can be found on the Board of Revision website.

This general assessment will provide businesses with a new Annual Rental Value which reflects the average market rents for commercial space similar to your premise and includes the cost of providing heat and other services necessary for the comfortable use or occupancy of the premises.

General Assessments occur every two years and are used, in part, to update the Annual Rental Values of business premises within the City. The Annual Rental Value is based on a reference date of April 1, 2014.

2016 Property Assessment Information

The 2016 Property Assessment roll was delivered on Friday, June 5, 2015.

Please note that every property owner received a 2016 Property Assessment Notice in June and the deadline for filing an application for revision with the Board of Revision was June 25, 2015.

2015 Property Tax Bills

On May 7, 2015, Property tax bills were mailed to all property owners in the City of Winnipeg.

Any property owner who does not receive a tax statement should contact the department by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.

New property owners are reminded that they are responsible for payment of the 2015 taxes whether or not they receive a tax notice in their name.

2015 taxes were payable on or before Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

2015 Business Tax Bills

On April 17, 2015 all statement and demands for the 2015 Business Tax were mailed.

Any business owner who did not receive a tax statement should contact the department by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.

Businesses that qualify for the Small Business Tax Credit (SBTC) in 2015 and are located within a boundary of a Business Improvement Zone are required to pay the Business Improvement Zone Levy on or before the due date.

2015 Business Taxes were payable on or before Friday, May 29, 2015.

Last update: November 4, 2015