Chilliwack homeowners shouldn't worry if they see a slow-moving van taking photos of their properties next month.
It's BC Assessment, which is using new technology to update photos used for property assessment purposes.
“As the Crown corporation responsible for accurately valuing all properties in B.C., we are always looking for innovative ways to provide more timely, accurate, equitable and fair assessments to all property owners,” Fraser Valley region acting assessor John Green said in a press release.
“Along with Mission, Chilliwack marks the final community in order to complete this innovative project for the entire Fraser Valley region.”
The residential photo update initiative will take street-front photos of approximately 19,500 single family homes throughout Chilliwack.
Privacy may be a concern to some residents, but BC Assessment says it will not retain images of people on properties, interior images of residents and visible signage (excluding address signs) including vehicle licence plates.
The project began in 2012 when part of the Fraser Valley was completed. By now, much of Metro Vancouver and the rest of the province has been completed.
The target start date for the digital imaging in Chilliwack is Nov. 4.
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