Statistics

Below is a summary of the assessment complaints received at Calgary Assessment Review Board since 2016. 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% 3566 100% 3166 100%
     Business (LARB) 969 21% 699 17% 430 12% 22 1%
     Non Residential (CARB) 2300 50% 2514 59% 2163 61% 2065 65%
     Residential (4 or more units) (CARB) 171 4% 153 4% 37 1% 70 2%
     Residential (3 or fewer units) (LARB) 1135 25% 821 19% 909 25% 977 31%
     Other (i.e. agricultural) (LARB) 32 1% 42 1% 27 1% 32 1%
Withdrawals 712 15% 718 17% 888 25% 754 24%
Mutual Agreements 464 10% 316 7% 760 21% 1344 42%
Total Complaints Heard by the ARB 3618 79% 3156 75% 1822 51% 907 28%

Decisions Issued by the Assessment Review Board*

2016 2017 2018 2019*
ARB Decisions Issued (Merit Hearings) 3477 3167 1831 907
# of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 168 199 60 5
% of ARB Decisions Appealed to QB 5% 6% 3% 1%
*Year to date, as of October 07, 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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