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City of Guelph Court of Revision minutes
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CA ON00126 F2-F2-2-F2-2-5
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- City of Guelph Court of Revision
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8 cm of textual records
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The Court of Revision for the City of Guelph was established in [1851?] for the hearing of assessment related appeals. It was composed of the Sheriff and two other officials appointed by City Council. The Court of Revision was able to hear appeals from Guelph residents regarding personal and real property assessments made by the City's Assessors and local improvement charges to be imposed by the City for engineering services such as sewer house connections and road paving. The Court met to hear appeals of assessments on a ward-by-ward or engineering project basis and was empowered to change a levied assessment if the evidence produced warranted it. The Court of Revision ceased to exist when the Province of Ontario assumed responsibility for municipal property assessment in 1970.
The custodial history of these records, prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library archives, is not known or documented. It is not known or documented as to when the records were transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives.
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Series consists of two minute books documenting the decisions of the Court of Revision regarding property assessments in the City of Guelph from the years 1933-1967.
The volumes are arranged chronologically by year.
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There are no restrictions to access to these records. However, access may be restricted to some volumes because of conservation reasons. Please consult the Guelph Public Library Archivist.
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Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.
To view the records in this series, please consult Volume Listing F2-2-5 to narrow down your search and to identify specific volumes for retrieval. Please order the desired volumes from the Guelph Public Library Archivist.
No further accruals of records are expected.
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