BC Assessments released 2023 property values of over two million properties in January. Now, some Cortes Island homeowners are appealing those assessments.

Cortes Island local Brian Scott is currently going through the process for the second time in two years, having won his first appeal last year. Scott is seeking more answers about the evaluation, he says.

“What I’d really like would be for BC assessments to provide more detail in how they arrive at an assessed value. The [web]site is relatively easy to navigate, but a little sparse on information.”

Deputy Assessor for BC Assessments Maurice Primeau gave a presentation Feb. 13 in Nanaimo to offer insight into the process. He noted that the North Island Region of Vancouver Island did see higher than average increases in value, but did not provide an explanation for the difference.

CKTZ contacted BC Assessments repeatedly for comment but did not receive a response.

Listen to the CKTZ News Update.