Property Documents

Tax Assessment Rolls : Nanaimo & Victoria

Tax assessment and building permit records tell us a lot about city spaces. The block, lot, and sub-lot numbers constitute a legal description of city lots and in many cases the legal descriptions are unchanged to this day. The records indicate the details, "assessed value" and owner of the properties or applicant for the proposed buildings.


Tax Assessments
The tax assessment records include information from Nanaimo 1881 Tax Assessment Roll, the Nanaimo 1891 Tax Assessment Roll, and the Victoria 1901 Tax Assessment Roll.

Building Construction documents
This database contains building permit applications and published notices of construction proposals in Victoria between 1877 and 1921.