Search Tips

Board Order Search Information

General Tips

Search by any one of four separate types of searches: "Order Number", "Property ID Number", "Free Text", or "By Filtering". Information on acronyms in the database is below.

After entering search criteria, click the "Search" button to commence the search. Selecting the "Reset" button will clear search fields.

Searching by Order Number

• To find a specific MGB board order or decision letter, type either MGB [number]/[two-digit year], or DL [number]/[two-digit year]. By way of examples:
  
o Type "DL 010/10" to find MGB Decision Letter 010/10.
o Type “MGB 001/14” to find MGB Board Order 001/14.
 
• Since 2013, MGB Board Orders and Decision Letters have been consecutively numbered.
• For a broad range of results, use only the first 3 numbers of a Board Order or Decision Letter (ex. 000). This search will return board orders, decision letters and CARB decisions containing that number for each year in the system.

Searching by Property ID Number

• To find property assessment decisions for a specific property, search by the property’s assessment roll number.
• A roll number is assigned to a property by the municipality in which it is located. For linear property, the ID is assigned by the Assessment Services branch of Municipal Affairs. Roll numbers or linear property IDs are found on an annual Notice of Assessment.
• Searching results by roll number uses database information, but the roll number is not displayed in the search result. The roll number is contained in the board order or decision letter that the search result displays.

Free Text  

• This search feature is not case sensitive.
• Search by one or more words.

Searching by Filtering

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A combination of multiple filters may be used in a single search for more refined results. However, using certain refined search criteria may return limited or no results.

Municipality
• Type the first two or three letters of the municipality, and select from the drop down list that appears. Type, for example – “Edm” for Edmonton or “Mun” for list of municipal districts.

Subject
• “CARB” produces municipal assessment appeal decisions from 2010 and after.
• “Non-CARB” produces MGB decisions. 
• Choose “Type”, “Issue”, “Detail” and “Sub-Detail” for a more refined search.
• Type, Issue, Detail and Sub-Detail cannot be searched individually.
• Sometimes, there are no sub-detail options.

Appeal Year
• Search decisions by "Appeal Year" for property assessment appeals from a particular assessment year.
• The property assessment year is the year before the tax year. For example, a property assessment appeal filed in the 2012 tax year had an assessment year of 2011.

Decision Date
• "Decision Date" will return all decisions within a date span.
• To find decisions in the last week, month, year or set the “from” field accordingly and leave the “to” field blank.

Acronyms in the database

• ABMGB – “Neutral” citation for MGB decisions (implemented 2012)
• Assessment Review Board – ARB
• Board Order - M or BO
• Composite Assessment Review Board - CARB
• Decision Letter – DL
• Edmonton Composite Assessment Review Board - ECARB
• Local Assessment Review Board - LARB

Terms & Acronyms

  • Assessment Review Board – ARB
  • Board Orders - M
  • Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation - COPTER
  • Composite Assessment Review Board - CARB
  • Decision Letter – DL
  • Local Assessment Review Board - LARB
  • Land Use Policies – LUB
  • Legislation - acts, regulations, Minister's Guidelines, and Ministerial Orders
  • Municipal Government Act – MGA
  • Machinery & Equipment Assessment Minister’s Guidelines – M & E
  • Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation - MRAC
  • Matters Relating to Assessment & Taxation Regulation - MRAT
  • Municipal Government Board - MGB
  • Non Residential – Non Res
  • Residential - RES
  • Subdivision – SD
  • Jurisdiction – administrative and/or procedural matters

Search Hints

Order Number

  • For Board Orders use M before numbers /year (ex. M000/10).
  • For Decision Letters use DL before numbers /year (ex. DL000/10).
  • For broad range of results use only the first 3 numbers of a Board Order or Decision Letter (ex. 000) this will return board orders, decision letters and CARB decisions containing that number for each year in the system.

Property Id Number

  • Roll number assigned to properties by the Municipality; Linear Property ID assigned by the Assessment Services branch of Municipal Affairs.  Linear Property includes wells, pipelines, telecommunications & power generation facilities. Roll Numbers or Linear Property IDs are found on the Annual Notice of Assessment.

Free Text

  • "Free Text" provides the ability to search for decisions by words or phrases and is not case sensitive.
  • Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
  • Try different keywords.
  • Try more general keywords.
  • "Free Text" search cannot be used in combination with other search criteria on this page.

Municipality

  • Type the first two or three letters of the city, town or municipal district & then select from the drop down list, example - Edm for Edmonton or Mun for list of municipal districts.
  • Use this search field individually or in combination with other search criteria in this area for a more refined search.

Subject

  • CARB (Composite Assessment Review Board) for decisions pertaining to Multi-Residential, Non-Residential (ex. Warehouses, retail space, shopping centre, etc).
  • Non-CARB for decisions pertaining to other MGB business such as Linear, Annexation, Subdivision, InterMunicipal Disputes.
  • Use this search field individually or in combination with other search criteria in this area for a more refined search.

Type

  • Property type choices for CARB (Multi-Residential, Non-Residential, Office Space etc) or Non-CARB decisions (ex. Linear, Annexation, Subdivision etc)
  • Can only be used in combination with "Subject" search criteria
  • Cannot be searched individually

Issue

  • Can only be used in combination with "Subject" and "Type" search criteria for a more refined search "Issue", for both CARB & Non-Carb, means the matter brought before the Board to decide (ex. high rise assessments, amended assessments, etc).
  • Cannot be searched individually.

Detail

  • Can only be used in combination with "Subject", "Type", and "Issue" for a more refined Search.
  • Provides further filtering criteria related to "Issue" for refined search results, in some instances there will be no choices for “Detail” (ex. Annexation).
  • Cannot be searched individually.

Sub-Detail

  • Can only be used in combination with "Subject", "Type", "Issue" and "Detail" for a more refined search.  If there are no sub-details for “Type” there will be no choices.
  • Provides further filtering related to "Issue" and "Detail" for refined search results, in some instances there will be no choices for “Detail” (ex. Annexation).
  • Cannot be searched individually.
  • Date modified: 2015-05-25