Statistics

Below is a summary of the assessment complaints received at Calgary Assessment Review Board since 2013. The table displays the number of complaints and the percentage of the total number of complaints for each category. It also indicates the number of complaints that were resolved prior to a hearing versus complaints that were heard by the Board

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Annual Assessment Complaints # % # % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 3744 100% 3453 100% 4153 100% 4607 100% 4195 100%
          Business (LARB) 890 24% 873 25% 787 19% 969 21% 691 16%
          Non Residential (CARB) 1922 51% 1865 54% 1961 47% 2300 50% 2493 59%
          Residential (4 or more units) (CARB) 155 4% 124 4% 147 4% 171 4% 152 4%
          Residential (3 or fewer units) (LARB) 776 21% 587 17% 1258 30% 1135 25% 817 19%
          Other (i.e. agricultural) (LARB) 1 0% 4 0% 0 0% 32 1% 42 1%
Withdrawals 904 24% 653 19% 888 21% 526 11% 616 15%
Mutual Agreements 306 8% 247 7% 322 8% 464 10% 298 7%
Total Complaints Heard by the ARB 2534 68% 2553 74% 2943 71% 3617 79% 2717 65%
All values are as of November 03, 2017.

The following is a breakdown of all ARB decisions, including jurisdictional, merit, and costs. It also includes complaints that have been re-heard due to an order from the Court of Queen’s Bench. For more information on ARB Decisions, please visit the decision library on ePortal.

ARB Decisions 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Decisions Issued 2787 2572 2960 3249 2193
# of Decisions with Assessment Adjustments 1136 1034 1549 1419 1026
% of Decisions with Assessment Adjustments 41% 40% 52% 44% 47%
All values are as of November 03, 2017.

Appeals to Court of Queen's Bench 2013 2014 2015 2016
# of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 289 300 54 164
% of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 10% 12% 2% 5%



City of Calgary Open Data

In the spirit of openness, accountability, and transparency the City of Calgary has created an open data portal to facilitate the sharing of information and foster a sense of collaboration amongst citizens. There you will find various datasets, maps, and charts of open information collected from all over the City of Calgary. Below is a example of the 2016 Assessment Review Board Decision Map, and for more ARB information you can see the Calgary open data ARB search results.

The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
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