The Local Government Act empowers the GEID Board of Trustees to establish a basis for classifying and assessing properties in order to levy Property/Irrigation Taxes. The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District issues assessment notices to all property owners each year. These assessments must be mailed and are based on the status and ownership, including size and use, of the property as of September 1st each year.
Classifications of Properties
The District has classified non-commercial and non-multi-family acreages of 1 acre and over as either Grade A or Grade G according to Farm Status classification, which is determined by the BC Assessment Authority.
Grade A Lands of 1 acre or more with Farm Status that have an existing irrigation connection (separate from domestic)
Grade C Lands used for business, institution, industrial or commercial purposes
Grade D Lands where no regrade has been purchased, or where no water is available
Grade E Tax Exempt lands under the Local Government Act
Grade G Lands of 1 acre or more that have an existing irrigation connection (separate from domestic), not classified as Farm Status, Commercial Use or Multi-Family Use
Grade M Lands with multi-family dwellings, including residential stratas, or where there are more than 6 single family dwellings
Grade R Lands of less than 1 acre and could contain up to 6 residential units. These units may include suites, carriage homes, duplexes, fourplexes, sixplexes & pickers cabins
Grade S-1 Lands registered under a strata plan & where all waterworks within the property are owned & maintained by the District.
For information on Property/Irrigation Tax rates - click on Property/Irrigation Taxes and Other Rates
- If the property owner's records do not agree with the assessment notice as of September 1st, the owner may call the District Office at 250-763-6506 to discuss and resolve the discrepancy. If the discrepancy cannot be resolved, a formal appeal must be filed in the District office no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Any unresolved notices will be addressed at the District's Court of Revision.
- Where a landowner of a Grade G property believes that their property should be classified as Grade A, the owner may complete an Application for Agricultural Water Rate. Appeal Appn for Agricultural Water Rate.pdf. The deadline for receipt of Appeal Applications for Agricultural Water Rates is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the District office. Appeals will be heard by the District's Court of Revision.
The Court of Revision is open to landowners appealing their assessments.