January 18, 2018

Friday Conference Call on B.C. Hangar Assessments


COPA has received numerous complaints from our members across BC and we have consulted with our legal counsel on the best way to move forward. Based on the outcome of our deliberations, we have developed a strategy to assist our members on this file.

As we outlined in last week’s E-Flight, anyone who feels their hangar property has been incorrectly assessed, whether by value, classification, or otherwise, needs to file an appeal before the January 31st deadline. Appeals are free and can be withdrawn at any time. Our legal counsel recommends that appeals should be filed on the following grounds:

1.     Assessed value is too high;

2.     Assessed classification is incorrect;

3.     Allowable exemptions have not been applied;

4.     The assessments are inequitable when compared to similar properties.

We will be hosting a conference call for hangar owners this coming Friday, January 19th, to provide an update on our discussions and outline the path forward. However, in order for COPA to be able to provide assistance to those members, they must have filed their initial appeal.

We ask that you please share this email with the members of your COPA Flight/Flying Club. Members who wish to participate in the call on Friday are asked to please contact Carter Mann, Manager of Government Affairs and Communications: cmann@copanational.org; 613-236-4901×112.