Consult the municipal assessment role

Consult the municipal assessment role public access
Free service giving access to the immoveable designation, area of the land, cadastral number, assessment and the amount of taxes for the current year.

Consult the municipal assessment role for professionals only
Your must choose Ouvrir une session.  This section allows access for notaries, banks, lawyers and other recognized professionals to access supplemental information in accordance with their status.

If you have technical problems accessing the assessment role, please call Infotech at 819-822-0644.

Property assessment roll

1. Who establishes the value of an immoveable?
The value of an immoveable is established by a professional evaluator.  The standards and regulations are established the Loi sur la fiscalité municipale and rules established by the ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire.

2. What is the property assessment roll?
The property assessment roll is the inventory of all immoveables (land and buildings), including their assessment.  This is the basis for each individual tax account.  Each property assessment roll is in force for a period of three years and reflects the value as of July 1stm the year preceding its deposit.

Roll                                      Value as of
2012-2013-2014               July 1st 2010
2015-2016-2017               July 1st 2010
2018-2019-2020              July 1st 2016

3. If the value of my house increases from one assessment roll to another, will I pay more taxes?
Not necessarily.  There is not a direct link, the municipality reduces the tax rate to compensate fully or in part for the increases in assessment.

4. Can we have an indication?
Generally speaking, those owners who have an above average increase in the value of their property will have an increase in their taxes, and vice versa.

5. How is the property assessment established?
Evaluators taken inot account the sales of properties, renovations and new constructions to establish the value of all properties.  The goal is to arrive at a probable price if the property were sold in a free and open market.

6. May we contest the value of a property?
Yes.  Owners have until April 30 2018 to contest the new evaluation for 2018-2019-2020.  If you are not satisfied with the results you may bring your cause before the courts (Tribunal administratif du Québec).

If you have any questions concerning your assessment you may contact the municipality by e-mail at: or by phone at 819-842-2977.

Role assessment balancing
The assessment role is balanced every three or six years (possible only for municipalities of less than 5000 persons).

The object is to be as close as possible to market value.  Values are reviewed other than by permits, by taking into account the variations of the market in different sectors.

To balance the role, the evaluator makes inquiries into the sales since the last assessment role was deposited, to establish whether some sectors have increased more than others.  There may also be economic depreciation factors according to the age of properties, the area, sales in the sector, that will allow for a more fair market value.  Vacant lots are also assessed based on property sales.

Role assessment renewal
When property assessments are not balanced or inventoried, it is simply renewed as is.  In such a case, there are only small increases in assessments based on home improvements, usually associated with municipal permits.

For the Canton de Hatley, the 2012-2013-2014 assessment role is renewed for another 3 years, that is 2015-2016-2017.  That means that assessments will not increase, except if the property is modified (for example, following major renovations).

Inventory maintenance
Inventory is done every six years in the Canton de Hatley.

There is an indoor and outdoor visit of all municipal properties.  Assessments are changed based on the real state of the property (including work done without permits).  The evaluator also takes into account sales of the last years to establish the factors that will be applied according to neighborhood units and the age of properties.