Title and statement of responsibility area
Property tax assessment rolls
General material designation
- textual record
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Dates of creation area
- British Columbia. Surveyor of Taxes
Physical description area
Microfilm, 35 mm, 144 reels [B00400 - B00543]
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Name of creator
Established by statute December 16, 1922 although existed as early as 1901. In 1936 the Surveyor of Taxes became head of the newly-formed Taxation Branch.
Scope and content
Records consist of property tax assessment rolls administered according to the Taxation Act and the Public Schools Act for the collection of real property taxes, school taxes etc..
The finding aid for this series of microfilmed assessment rolls is comprised of two parts: (a) the three volume hard copy of the master index which is also available on reel B-00400 and (b) the microfilm reel list.
To locate the assessment roll for a given area, the researcher should be able to identify the assessment district in which the property is located. Next, the three volume master index should be consulted to ascertain the extent of assessment rolls available for each assessment district.
Entries in the master index refer to districts by year and note the existence of internal indexes which are arranged by the name of the property holder. In addition to the names of the assessor, deputy, court of revision, etc., the master index lists the type of assessment roll and the rates of taxation.
Once the assessment district, the assessment roll volume number and the year have been determined, the researcher should consult the microfilm reel list to obtain the number of the microfilm reel containing the desired assessment roll.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from Surveyor of Taxes.
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Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
- Finding aid: Index and reel list.
Same series as GR-1637.
Accession number(s): 94-8668