Residential Request for Information
The following municipalities will be mailing residential Requests For Information (RFI) in 2021:
The City of Fort Saskatchewan
The Town of Tofield
The Town of Lamont
The Town of Bruderheim
The Town of Bon Accord
The Town of Devon
The Town of Redwater
The Town of Smoky Lake
The Town of Whitecourt
The Town of Millet
The Town of Barrhead
Why are you requesting this information?
We require specific property information to complete assessments on behalf of your municipality. We’ve always needed this information, but this method of collection is a new tool that we've introduced. The information gathered will ensure accuracy in the assessment data we have on file.
How did you obtain this information in the past?
Information was gathered over a number of years through drive by inspections, site visits, blueprints, permitting information, phone calls and MLS listings.
So isn’t that good enough, to continue with the previous method?
We hope the RFI will become a less invasive method of obtaining the data that we require to perform this very important public function.
What is being done with this information, what are you using it for?
The information we collect is for assessment purposes only and is for updating/enhancing the information that we currently have on file (ie: number of bathrooms, fireplaces, basement finish, renovations, etc). It will only be used for assessment.
Am I legally required to fill this out?
Your municipality is sending out the survey under Authority of the Municipal Government Act which states that an assessed person must provide the information if requested. If you choose to not send it in, then the assessor may be required to conduct a site visit and/or make certain assumptions about your property.
How often will I have to do this?
We expect you will receive this RFI once every 3 to 5 years.