Appealing your Property Assessment
Can you appeal your assessment?
Yes. You can appeal your property’s assessment, but not your taxes.
To whom do you appeal?
The City has a Board of Revision, made up of Winnipeg citizens appointed by City Council, which hears assessment appeals. It reviews assessments and makes impartial decisions based on the evidence which you, as the property owner and the assessor present.
How do you file an appeal?
To appeal your assessment, an application needs to be filed with the Board of Revision to apply to have the assessment roll revised. Send your completed application and accompanying filing fee to:
Board of Revision
510 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9
Telephone: 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.
The time in which appeals can be filed is annually advertised by the City. To launch an appeal, you must state what you are appealing. You can only appeal your assessment if you have questions about:
- Whether or not your property should be taxed. Provincial law exempts some properties, such as churches, schools, and registered day cares from property taxes;
- The amount of the assessment;
- The property’s classification; and
- If your property’s assessed value does not compare to the other properties’ assessments.
Do you have to pay taxes when you appeal your assessment?
Yes. They are still due on or before the due date. If you are successful with your appeal and your assessment is reduced, you will get a refund of your overpaid taxes plus interest.
Can you appeal the Board of Revision’s decision?
Yes. There are two ways to do this:
- If you disagree with the Board of Revision’s decision on your property’s assessed value or class, you can appeal its decision to the Manitoba Municipal Board. This has to be done within 21 days of the Board of Revision mailing its decision to you. The Municipal Board will set a time and place to hear your appeal, and then send its written decision to both you and the City.
- If you are questioning whether your property should be taxed, the Board of Revision’s decision can be appealed to the Court of Queen’s Bench.