Tips for Searching
This page provides you with assistance in using the
Look up Appeal Status
You can use one or more of the search boxes to look up appeals. After you have typed
in your search criteria, hit the Enter key or click on Start Search at the bottom
of the page.
If your first search returns many appeals, it may be difficult to find the appeal
you are looking for. You can return to the Look up Appeal Status page and add more
search criteria to narrow down your search results.
If you want to erase all of your previous search criteria: click on Clear Search
Criteria at the bottom of the page. If you forget to do this you might not get any
search results, because the criteria that you entered in your previous search will
still be there.
The Board will advise the appeal participants of the unique appeal number assigned
to a case. The format of the appeal number is xxxx-xx-xxxxx (e.g. 2010-09-00023).
The website will add the dashes for you as you enter the appeal number.
You do not have to use all the participant search boxes. For example, you may choose
to only enter the last name.
For the Participant organization box, we suggest you
use a shorthand method:
- By typing the * character after a partial organization name you will get all appeals
that have an organization name with the same beginning.
- For example, if you enter
, you will get any appeals with a participating
organization that starts with Timber, such as Timberwest Forest Products Ltd; Timberwest
Forest Ltd; Timber Company.
- We suggest you use the * character, as you will not get any returns unless you type
in the organization name exactly as spelled in the Board’s database.
For example, if the organization is ABC Company Ltd. you will not find it if you
type in ABC Company Limited. A better way to find appeals
would be to enter ABC Company*.
- The * character does not operate on the first and last name search boxes.
You must enter the full roll number with all the dots and dashes for this search
box to work. Include the Assessment Area, the School District, Jurisdiction, and
then the Roll number.
For example for:
If you want, you can leave the Street number blank and only enter the Street
name. Do not enter the type of the street (i.e. Avenue, Street, Boulevard, etc).
Assessment Area and Appeal Status:
Click on the down arrow on the right side of the box to open up the drop down
selection. You then click on the Assessment Area or Appeal Status that you want
to search on.
The Assessment Area is noted on all Assessment Notices and Decisions Notices for
the property. The Appeal Status is set by the Board and changes as the appeal
goes through different stages.
Setting the relationship between search criteria:
If you use more than one search box you have two options for how the search is done:
- AND Criteria: This is the default. It will return only those decisions which meet
the criteria in ALL the search boxes. This is a narrower search than the OR option.
For example, if you enter the Participant last name Smith and enter Assessment
area O1 - CAPITAL, you will only get appeals with a Smith participant in
Assessment Area 01.
- OR Criteria: This will return Decisions which meet ANY of the criteria in the search
boxes. This is a much broader search. We caution you that this method will often
return many, many decisions (possibly in the 100’s or 1,000’s)
For example, if you entered the Participant last name Smith and entered
Assessment area O1 - CAPITAL, you will get all the appeals in Area 01 as well as
all the appeals in other Areas with a Smith participant. This will return a
large number of results.
Please contact the Board if you need assistance in using this Search tool. We will
be pleased to assist you.