2022 BC Assessments Published

2022 BC Assessments 

The 2022 B.C. Assessment are now out, assessments will be received through mail in early January. If you disagree with your assessment value being too high, you have the option to appeal the assessment. The appeal process has a tight deadline of January 31st, 2022. Generally people appeal their assessment if they believe the assessed value is too high and in-turn increasing their taxes. However, this is not always true, as a higher valuation does not necessarily mean higher taxes. Many different inputs such as the associated municipality, property value, home value, and community amenities are considered when determining an annual BC Assessment.

Assessment Information 

BC Assessment maintains real property assessments in compliance with the Assessment Act which requires that properties be assessed as of July 1st each year. To do this, BC Assessment produces assessment information annually to provide tax authorities with a tax base and other information collected about property.

Assessment Information Uses

The assessment information is the product provided to local governments and other taxing authorities containing all the information on the individual assessments, including classification and value, found within that jurisdiction.

The Purpose of Property Assessments

January 6, 2022, Snow! Notary Office Open For Business!

Snow Cleared In Notary Parking Lot. Our office (and Abby) are welcoming clients !


Our notary office is open today!

Beverly Carter Notary Office on 2950 Douglas Street near Mayfair Mall is open this morning! As the winter conditions continue to change here in Victoria, our notary team wishes everyone safe travels in the snow.


If you have an appointment and need to postpone due to your ability to get here… we understand. We want our people and clients to be safe! Please call and leave a message 250-383-4100 or send an email to hello@carternotary.com

Planning Your Estate Over the Holidays

The awkward financial topic your family should discuss this holiday season – The Globe and Mail

The holiday season is an excellent time to connect with family and friends and relax. Many of us relax and step back from work, school, or other obligations.

This time of year is also a great opportunity to sit down and have a chat with your loved ones about estate planning. Talking about estate planning allows for an opportunity to clarify your wishes, and to speak with your executor and beneficiaries. It also helps to understand if your will is up-to-date, or if you need a new will.

In the long run, it is far more uncomfortable and stressful to deal with the estate of a loved one if they left no instructions or information behind. That’s why it is important to set aside time to plan and organize your information.

Please see the attached article from The Globe and Mail (Rob Carrick) and follow some of the great thoughts provided by Mr. Edey about estate planning during the holidays.


Happy holidays from The Carter Notary Team!

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours and available drop-in hours:

**Please call our office beforehand to confirm documents and book an appointment**

OR Visit our online booking page to view available times!

December 24th – CLOSED

December 27th – CLOSED

December 28th – 12-2PM

December 31st – CLOSED

January 3rd – CLOSED

January 4th – Normal hours! (8:30AM – 5PM)

December 2021 Notary News

Click HERE to view our December 2021 Notary Newsletter!


December’s edition included a feature of our Estate Workbook: Life Organizing Guide as a great gift for your loved ones!

There were some great tips on efficient vaccine passport access, and our local charity feature: KidSport.

Our Think Local section featured 3 amazing businesses in Greater Victoria. Thank you to Iron & Wood Golf Simulator, Malahat Skywalk, and Butchart Gardens!

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday season!

– From Beverly & The Carter Notary Team

Vaccine Passport – How to Get Easy Access!

Step-By-Step Guide to Easily Access Your Vaccine Passport

We are asked for proof of vaccination on a daily basis, which can become a repetitive, and tedious task to pull out a photo of your personal QR code.

To help with this problem, we have set up a step-by-step guide to set up a shortcut to all your vaccination documentation. We use the notes app on our phone to store a photo of our ID, Vaccine Passport, and Vaccine Card. Click the link below to follow along!

How to get easy access to your vaccine records

Think Local For The Holidays!

This holiday season, we ask that you try to think local!

We are excited to have appeared in Chek TV’s “Think Local” holiday section to increase awareness for local businesses. Click HERE to watch!

If you are looking for a holiday gift idea, please consider purchasing a copy of our Estate Workbook: Life Organizing Guide. It’s a great way to organize information for any stage of life. It helps you keep track of your important home, financial, family, and personal details.

Visit our website at www.estateworkbook.ca to order a copy!

November 2021 Notary News

Click HERE to view our November 2021 Notary Newsletter!


November’s edition included the release of our Estate Workbook: Life Organizing Guide, and an exciting wedding celebration!

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, please consider purchasing a copy of the workbook for your friends and family. To order a copy, visit our website HERE.

We are offering free local shipping from Sidney to Sooke for any order placed by December 15th.


 Also, thank you to BC Ferries Connector and the Victoria HarbourCats for featuring in our “Think Local” section!



Available for Purchase! The Estate Workbook

Beverly Carter and the Estate Workbook

This week we launched our Estate Workbook!

The workbook is a ‘go to’ place that represents everything you frequently need for yourself and your family.
Through Beverly’s daily work as a Notary and looking after her mom through Alzheimer’s and raising kids, she came to realize that keeping track of information is a challenge. Beverly created this workbook that will guide you through all the bits and pieces of information we hold in our lives.

We hope you will find this helpful and share with your family and friends!

 Visit the Estate Workbook website for more information, or reach out to info@estateworkbook.ca.

Our client centered philosophy

Positive customer review

Customer review from October 28, 2021.

We are always pleased when a customer leaves our office feeling satisfied with their experience. Our team focuses on providing a high level of service for every client. Our client centered philosophy aims to help put our customers at ease and increase their understanding around their notable documents throughout the various legal processes.

Thank you Leah for your kind words!