• Eric Johnston

How to contest your evaluation

Mis à jour : mars 4

If you disagree with the assessment of your property and believe that the information on the roll does not reflect reality, you can apply for a review. This article will give you some background information as well as the steps you need to follow as a resident of Wentworth-Nord.














To read:

The CAA has posted an article which gives a simple and quick overview of the evaluation and the appeal process. Click here for the article.






Evaluation reference date:

In the case of the municipality of Wentworth-Nord, the 2020-2021-2022 evaluations were done based on data available as of July 1, 2018. The previous evaluations were based on market data as of July 1, 2012.

Main reasons for the change in values

  1. Upward variation in the real estate market

  2. Modification of the physical depreciation of buildings

  3. Regulatory modernization: this is the first time evaluators are using a modernized format

  4. Cadastral renovation: there have been modifications to lot sizes


Please note that all evaluations are carried out by the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut.

If you would like to see the evaluations of all the properties in the Municipality of Wentworth-Nord, the information is available at the following link:

https://geocentralis.evimbec.ca/intranet/public/sig-web/mrc-pays-d-en-haut/77060/

Process to follow

In the Municipality of Wentworth-Nord, these are the steps to follow if you want to contest your evaluation The procedure is known as a “Request for administrative review.


Step 1: Communicate with the evaluator:

To get feedback on your personal file, the first step will be a conversation with the MRC evaluator. Please make an appointment by calling 450‐229‐6637, extension 112 or by sending an email to karine.ethier@evimbec.ca. A discussion can be scheduled over the phone or you can request a meeting in person.

An evaluator will then review your file with you. You will have the opportunity to provide information that might not be known by the evaluator ie foundation problems with your property.


If after verification and discussions, there is a difference of opinion, the citizen will then have to file a request for an administrative review via the form prescribed by law available at the MRC only. Click here for a sample of the form. Be sure to read the last page with the explanatory notes.


Step 2: Request for Administrative Review

  1. The evaluators of the M.R.C. will handle the review

  2. Any requests for review must be filed before May 1, 2020

  3. The evaluator must respond before September 1, 2020

  4. The citizen must enclose with his request all the evidence (appraiser report, photos, etc.);

  5. Please note

  • The increase in taxes alone is not a reason for dispute.

  • The increase or decrease in value is not a reason for dispute.

  • There must be a unique issue which affects the value of your property ie major foundation problems

Grounds for review

Your application must briefly explain the grounds or arguments made in support of the review; for example:


  1. defects of the building (breakage, construction defects, etc.)

  2. nuisances (noise, pollution, flooding, etc.)

  3. financial situation (loss of rent, high expenses, sale of comparable properties)

  4. The amount of taxes paid or the comparison of values on the roll (not to be confused with the sale prices for comparable properties) are not considered valid grounds.

If a difference of opinion persists after your application for review is processed, you may lodge an appeal with the immovable property division of the Tribunal administratif du Québec within 60 days.

Fees for an Administrative Review

  • Non-reimbursable, tax inclusive

Value of your property

  1. Less than or equal to $500,000 ; fee of $75

  2. Greater than $500,000 and less than or equal to $2,000,000 : fee of $300

  3. Greater than $2,000,000 and less than $5,000,000 : fee of $500

Greater than $5,000,000 : fee of $1,000 Other Links

Wentworth-Nord:

https://wentworth-nord.ca/administration/taxation_et_evaluation_fonciere/


MRC des Pays d'en Haut:

https://lespaysdenhaut.com/services-aux-citoyens/evaluation-fonciere/

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