Why does my assessment say “improved”?
If you are comparing last year’s assessment to this year’s, you’ll notice there is a change in the terminology: a single family home is now described as “Res Single Family Improved.” This simply means your property has an improvement on it — your house. It does not indicate an improvement to your home from last year; it’s a way to differentiate between properties with buildings and those without buildings. Please note: this change in terminology does not affect your assessment value.

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1. Why does my assessment say “improved”?
2. Why do I receive my assessment notice before my property tax bill?
3. How is Market Value Determined?
4. Is GST included in the assessment of my home?
5. Why has my assessment increased when market value has decreased?
6. How do I know my value is reasonable?
7. How do renovations or additions affect my assessment?
8. Why do I pay school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
9. How and where can I pay my taxes?