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Assessment Act, 2006 Review

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reviewed the Assessment Act, 2006 to determine whether the legislation can better meet the needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities.

The review addressed:

  • the timing of assessments;
  • assessment criteria;
  • implementation of the associated mill rate; and
  • special purpose properties.

This review was undertaken in partnership with the Municipal Assessment Agency (MAA) and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL).

One aspect of the review involved targeted discussion with specific stakeholder groups. The second part of the consultations were designed to encourage any and all input and feedback, from any member of the public, through this webpage, by phone, or via e-mail or regular mail. Submissions to the Assessments Act, 2006 Review are now closed. Thank you to those who have taken the time to be a part of this process.

What We Heard

The Review Committee compiled the responses received during the consultation process and identified a number of themes found in many of the submissions. This document is available here

The information provided below was intended to guide participants who wanted to be a part of the consultation process.

How Property Assessments are Calculated

Property assessments are important as they are used to determine your municipal property tax bill. Click the links below for more information about how your assessment is calculated and how it relates to your property tax bill.


The assessment agency uses objective criteria to assign your property an assessed value.

Click here to learn more about your assessment

The municipality receives all assessment values for their town or city, and sets a mill rate.

Click here to learn more about the process for setting a mill rate.

The mill rate is applied to each individual property to arrive at a municipal real property tax bill.

Click here to learn more about the generation of municipal tax bills.

More information

If you have any questions about the remainder of the review, please contact:

Danielle Somerton
Manager of Legislation
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

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