2023 Preview Program
The 2023 Preview Program is now complete and the timeframe to make appointments is closed. Valuation staff are still available to answer assessment questions. Please call 311 for more information.
Residential Preview Letters
The Assessment and Taxation Department is required by law to reassess the value of all property in the City of Winnipeg every two years. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government amended the upcoming general assessment cycle by moving the start year from 2022 to 2023. The 2023 General Assessment will be based on market values as at April 1, 2021 and it will come into effect for the 2023 tax year.
On January 6, 2022, the Assessment and Taxation Department will be sending out preview letters in order to advise residential property owners what their preliminary assessed value will be for 2023.
There will be an opportunity for you to discuss the proposed assessed value of your property with us prior to receiving your Property Assessment Notice in June 2022. The discussions you have with our staff through the Residential Preview Program could save you the time and effort of filing a formal application for revision.
Please note, the values proposed are preliminary and may be subject to change.
Why is the City sending out residential preview letters?
As part of the 2023 General Assessment, preliminary assessed values have been established for residential property types including single-family and condominium properties. The residential preview letters provide property owners an opportunity to preview their proposed assessed values for 2023.
What is the Reference Date?
The Provincially mandated reference date for the 2023 General Assessment is April 1, 2021. In other words, the 2023 assessed value represents the expected market value or selling price of that property on April 1, 2021.
The 2023 General Assessment updates assessed values from the previous reference date of April 1, 2018 to April 1, 2021.
What is the median residential market value change from 2020 General Assessment to 2023 General Assessment?
The median assessed value increase for residential property types range from 5% to 12% depending on market region.
How will the change in my assessment affect my 2023 property taxes?
The 2023 assessments will not be used for taxation purposes until the 2023 tax year. This is when City Council, the various school divisions, and the Province of Manitoba (Education Support Levy) set their various budgets and resulting tax rates are calculated. It isn’t until that information is received that Department staff will know the amount of taxes payable on the new assessment.
It is important to remember that an increase in the assessed value of a specific property does not necessarily result in a proportionate increase in the level of property taxes.
How do I access residential sales information?
Self Service – Sales Books provides access to residential sales information by market region.