Homeowners must report property information to county assessors

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West county and Sexsmith homeowners will have until May 15 to complete requests for information during the County of Grande Prairie’s annual property re-inspection.

The information will be used for assessment, which is in turn used to set municipal taxes, according to county communications.

Homeowners in affected areas of the South Peace will receive requests for information through the mail.

The Alberta government requires ongoing re-inspections of all properties over a five-year term, according to county communications.

This year, the county is re-inspecting properties in the towns of Sexsmith and Beaverlodge, as well as north, south and west of Beaverlodge and including Hythe.

To reduce person-to-per-son contact between asses- sors and homeowners, this year the county is relying more on mail, according to county communications.

Residents can send in the requested information by mailing back with a provided envelope, going to www.countygp.ab.ca/annualinspections, calling 780-513-3952 or sending to assmtrfi@countygp.ab.ca.

Assessors may still conduct in-person inspections of properties if requested, or to verify the information sent by homeowners is correct, according to county communications.

The assessors will continue performing drive-by assessments as a means to verify submitted information, according to county communications.

Brad Quarin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News