Property Inspections and Data Collection
Why an Assessor would require an inspection?
An inspection may be required for any of the following reasons:
- outstanding inquiry
- building permit
- upcoming appeal
- physical review of property characteristics
The more accurate and complete the property records, the more accurate the assessed values. This in turn leads to a fair assessment and fewer adjustments through the assessment preview and appeal.
Residential Property Characteristics
To ensure property assessments are fair and equitable, The City of Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation collects, verifies and updates property characteristics regularly. This is achieved using a variety of means; municipal permit information, building plans, real estate listings, digital orthographic or satellite photography, interviews with property owners, photography, site inspections, etc.
The Assessment and Taxation Department has recently implemented a data collection process that involves gathering property characteristic and sales data through questionnaires mailed to homeowners. Property owners receiving these questionnaires can return them by mail or email or call 311 to request to speak to one of our valuation staff to assist with completing the form. The information collected will be used to verify or update our property records.
Under provisions of the Manitoba Municipal Assessment Act, property owners receiving this form are requested to reply within 21 days.