Statistics

Below is a summary of the assessment complaints received at Calgary Assessment Review Board since 2017. 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.

2017 2018 2019 2020*
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 4229 100% 3566 100% 3213 100% 3072 100%
     Business (LARB) 699 17% 430 12% 22 1% 4 0%
     Non Residential (CARB) 2514 59% 2163 61% 2085 65% 2066 67%
     Residential (4 or more units) (CARB) 153 4% 37 1% 70 2% 140 5%
     Residential (3 or fewer units) (LARB) 821 19% 909 25% 1004 31% 828 27%
     Other (i.e. agricultural) (LARB) 42 1% 27 1% 32 1% 38 1%
Withdrawals 718 17% 888 25% 798 25% 428 14%
Mutual Agreements 316 7% 760 21% 1358 42% 1631 53%
Total Complaints Heard by the ARB 3156 75% 1822 51% 1000 31% 972 32%

Decisions Issued by the Assessment Review Board*

2017 2018 2019 2020*
ARB Decisions Issued (Merit Hearings) 3180 1848 1010 971
# of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 213 60 17 8
% of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 7% 3% 2% 1%
*Year to date, as of February 02, 2021.

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. For more ARB information you can see the Calgary open data ARB search results.

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