Assessment and Taxation
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.
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
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1. Property Assessment Information
2. Business Assessment Information
3. Self Service Information
► Sample Property Assessment Notice
► Sample Business Assessment Notice
1. Property Tax Information
2. Business Tax Information
3. Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
4. Payment Information
5. Other Taxes Information
6. Self Services Information
► 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.
2019 Business Assessment Information
On November 1, 2018, the 2019 Business Assessment Notices will be mailed to businesses in the City of Winnipeg. The deadline for filing an appeal with the Board of Revision is November 23, 2018. An application for appeal can be found on the Board of Revision website.
Please note that not every business will receive a 2019 Business Assessment Notice. A Notice will only be mailed to businesses that had an annual rental value change (ARV) in 2018, which will affect their 2019 ARV. This would include but not limited to businesses that have moved locations, new business starts, increase or decrease space etc... All businesses regardless if they received a 2019 Business Assessment Notice can appeal their 2019 ARV at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.
2020 Preview Program
Starting in October 2018 the Assessment and Taxation Department will be sending out preview letters in order to advise property owners in Winnipeg what their preliminary estimate of value will be for 2020.
There will be a number of opportunities for you to discuss the newly assessed value of your property with us prior to receiving your Property Assessment Notice in June 2019. The information you receive from our staff through the Residential Review Appointment Program could save you the time and effort of filing a formal appeal.
More information regarding the 2020 Preview Program.
Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) and EPTC Self-Declaration Form
The administration process for the Education Property Tax Credit has recently changed. If you have recently moved, purchased a new property or did not receive the credit on your 2018 property tax statement you will need to complete and return a Self-Declaration form to the City of Winnipeg prior to March 15, 2019 in order to have the credit added to the 2019 property tax statement.
Please refer to the following link for more details on the credit process and the new Self-Declaration form.
2019 Property Assessment Information
The 2019 Property Assessment roll was delivered on June 1, 2018. The deadline for filing an appeal with the Board of Revision was June 25, 2018.
Please note that not every property owner received a 2019 Property Assessment Notice in June. You would have received a Notice if your property experienced a change which resulted in a new market value or if there has been a change in ownership over the past year. However, regardless of whether or not you received a Notice, all property owners were entitled to appeal their 2019 assessed value at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.
2018 Property Tax Bills
On May 11, 2018, Property tax bills were mailed to all property owners in the City of Winnipeg.
Any property owner who did 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 2018 taxes whether or not they received a tax notice in their name.
2018 taxes were payable on or before Friday, June 29, 2018.
2018 Business Tax Bills
On April 19, 2018 statement and demands for the 2018 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 2018 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.
2018 Business Taxes were payable on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018.