Statistics

Below is a summary of the assessment complaints received at Calgary Assessment Review Board since 2015. 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

2016 2017 2018 2019*
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 4607 100% 4229 100% 3521 100% 3133 100%
     Business (LARB) 969 21% 699 17% 427 12% 22 1%
     Non Residential (CARB) 2300 50% 2514 59% 2154 61% 2059 66%
     Residential (4 or more units) (CARB) 171 4% 153 4% 37 1% 69 2%
     Residential (3 or fewer units) (LARB) 1135 25% 821 19% 876 25% 951 30%
     Other (i.e. agricultural) (LARB) 32 1% 42 1% 27 1% 32 1%
Withdrawals 526 11% 638 15% 878 25% 36 1%
Mutual Agreements 464 10% 316 7% 759 22% 38 1%
Total Complaints Heard by the ARB 3617 79% 2936 69% 1557 44% 0 0%

Decisions Issued by the Assessment Review Board*

2016 2017 2018*
ARB Decisions Issued (Merit Hearings) 3266 2926 1635
# of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 168 199 60
% of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 5% 7% 4%
*Year to date, as of April 09, 2019.

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. There you will find various datasets, maps, and charts of open information collected from all over the City of Calgary. Below is an 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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