Assessment Review and Appeal Boards

Assessment Review Boards

The mission of Assessment Review Boards in the province of Alberta is to provide timely, independent, quasi-judicial complaint adjudication to all parties in assessment matters in a manner that yields fairness and equity consistent within the authority of the Municipal Government Act ("MGA").

Assessment Complaint Filing Forms (Complaint/Agent Authorization)

Provincial legislation outlines how property assessment complaints must be made. The complaint must be submitted on an approved Assessment Review Board Complaint Form.

If the complaint is submitted by an Agent acting on behalf of the property owner, an Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form is also required.

Regional Assessment Review Board 

The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB) is an independent regional board that provides support to 20 member municipalities in managing tax assessment complaints.

Complaint Filing Deadlines and Filing Fees

Each municipality sets their own specific filing deadline and complaint filing fee, and receives the initial Complaint Form and the filing fee from property owners. The municipality then forwards the Complaint Form (and Agent Authorization form if required) to the Clerk of the RARB, who coordinates the remainder of the process from complaints to either withdrawals or hearings and Board decisions.

For The City of Red Deer, the current Complaint filing fees are $50 per residential property and $650 per non-residential property. The type of property is listed on the assessment notice.

For other RARB municipalities, contact the municipality Clerk or Assessor to confirm their filing deadline and fees.

The Regional Assessment Review Board is responsible to ensure that Complainants have access to a fair and impartial hearing. Notice of Hearings and Decisions of the Regional Assessment Review Board are posted online. For additional information, please access

Red Deer Appeal Boards

Red Deer Appeal Boards are independent and consist of three boards. Each board has specific appeal filing forms and deadlines. The Board Clerks of the Appeals department within Legislative Services coordinate this process from receipt of the appeal to hearings and decisions. 

The Appeal Boards are responsible to ensure that appellants have access to a fair and impartial hearing. Notice of Hearings and Decisions of the Appeal Boards are posted online for SDAB and RDARB, on this website.

Notice of Hearings and Decisions for ISDAB are not posted on this site, as these are managed by the Red Deer County.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

The SDAB hears appeals from people who have been affected by a decision of the Development Authority and/or the Subdivision Authority under the Land Use Bylaw. For additional information, please access

Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB) 

The ISDAB is managed by Red Deer County. This Board hears appeals from subdivision and development permit decisions made under the provisions of the Intermunicipal Development Plan within the City's Growth Area. This Board addresses appeals of decisions prior to annexation; and within the Collaborative Planning Areas and the Agricultural and Open Space Area, until more detailed policies are adopted as part of the Intermunicipal Development Plan. The ISDAB Board Members 

Red Deer Appeal and Review Board

The Red Deer Appeal and Review Board hears appeals related to a number of City Bylaws. These Bylaws are available to the public and most are posted online. For additional information, please access

News & Notices

The City turns off the lights to ...

March 22, 2017

Red Deerians are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday to conserve energy and raise awareness of climate change in celebration of Earth Hour.

Urban chicken cap increases in Red Deer

March 21, 2017

Red Deer City Council has approved final reading to an amendment to the Chicken Bylaw, which increases the overall number of chicken licenses allowed across the city.