(SHERBROOKE) Following the filing of 2016-2018 assessment roll, the City of Sherbrooke has received 2088 requests for information from citizens about the value of their property. Of these, 399 resulted in changes to the assessment roll. A total of 585 other applications are currently under analysis from the Evaluation Division.
When filing 2013-2015 assessment roll, the city received 1,242 inquiries and 300 requests for review. One is still not resolved, a request by Charles River.
Richard Gagné, chief of the division of the assessment to the City of Sherbrooke, told the council Monday that all citizens were answered their questions. In all, 1 322 applications this year have been settled without value change, or 63.31% of queries.
For the entire period of the requests for review, the number of inquiries has largely exploded in the weeks following the sending of tax accounts.
“The assessment rolls are always independent of each other.”
Councillor Julien Lachance sought explanations for the number of revisions of applications has doubled compared to 2013.
“The assessment rolls are always independent of each other, justified Mr. Gagné. Each part works and lives according to an entirely different market. When we filed our role in 2016 according to the 2014 market, we still had growth in values, but the market in 2016 was beginning to stabilize. Any allocation between the land and buildings has been turned upside down. It came create requests for information in large quantities and applications for review. ”
Richard Gagne explains that citizens complain that the value of their land is too high or too low depending on how they analyze their file.
The head of the division of the assessment that the City has no choice but to settle all cases that are still under evaluation. “We have a legal obligation. We start with the review process. If that’s not enough, we fall in the process of application to the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec. ”