Property Assessments

2023 Property Assesment Notices

BC Assessment Notices will be delivered to homes the first week of January. BC Assessment provides an assessment value (Market value) on all properties in BC.  Check out BC Assessment’s webpage to have your assessment notice explained.

If you have concerns or questions about your property assessment, please check out the Understanding the Process page on BC Assessment’s website.  If you can’t find the answer to your assessment questions, use BC Assessment’s online contact form to contact BC Assessment directly, or visit their “contact us” page for other options.

Check out your neighbourhood’s assessed values: evaluebc.bcassessment.ca

Relationship Between Property Assessments and Property Taxes

By law, municipalities are not allowed to collect more property tax revenue than what is needed to balance their budget.  Therefore, staff recalculate the tax rate each year for each property class to ensure that only the tax revenue needed is collected, taking into consideration the change in assessment value.

  • If the City’s total assessment base increases, the tax rate will decrease, OR
  • It the City’s total assessment base decreases, the tax rate will increase

Individual property tax increases may be higher or lower depending on the change in your property assessment value over 2022.  If your property’s assessment value increases by the City average, your general municipal property taxes should increase by approximately the Council approved increase, but if your property assessment value changes higher or lower than the City average, your general municipal property taxes will vary accordingly.

To see what percentage your assessment increased by, check out your BC Assessment Notice and evaluation.

How does your assessment change compare to the City of Mission’s average?

Property ClassAverage % Change due to Market
1 – Residential11.27%
2 – Utilities13.85%
3 – Supportive Housing0.00%
4 – Major Industry0.00%
5 – Light Industry34.73%
6 – Business/Other20.25%
7 – Managed Forest0.00%
8 – Recreational/Non- Profit20.57%
9 – Farm11.33%
  • For residential properties with an assessment increase greater than 11.27%, general municipal property taxes will be higher than the approved tax rate increase
  • For residential properties with an assessment decrease or an increase lower than 11.27%, general municipal property taxes will be lower than the approved tax rate increase