Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

Assessment and Planning Appeal Board

Alternate Board Members for Regions:
B (Gloucester/Northumberland Counties),
C (Kent/Westmorland/Albert),
D (Charlotte/Queens/Kings and Saint John Counties) and Member for Region E (Victoria/Carleton Counties and upper York County)

The Assessment and Planning Appeal Board is established and obtains its mandate and authority under the Assessment and Planning Appeal Board Act. The Board is an independent decision-making body given the responsibility of hearing appeals, analyzing the information presented and providing rulings on:

  1. Property tax assessments (the market value assigned to individual properties);
  2. Land use and planning decisions (decisions made concerning land development); and
  3. Heritage conservation decisions (municipal heritage property conservation rulings made by a heritage board or heritage officer).

The Assessment and Planning Appeal Board typically consists of:

  • a Chair;
  • a maximum of three Vice-Chairs; and
  • two members, and one or two alternate members, from each of the five regions across the Province.

Members of the Assessment and Planning Appeal Board are assembled to form panels in various regions of the Province to conduct appeal hearings. An appeal hearing panel consists of a Chair, and one or two members selected by the Chair from the region in which the appeal originates. Where a board member cannot act as a member, an alternate member or a member from another region, as designated by the Chair, may act in their place.

Hearings are scheduled by the Chair and take place as and where required. During a hearing, it is the panel’s responsibility to consider all evidence provided. The Chair, along with panel members takes into consideration the facts presented at the hearing and provide a written decision.

The Board does not act on behalf of Government. It is linked to the Department of Environment and Local Government for administration purposes only. The Minister does not have decision-making powers in relation to appeals made to the Board.

Current positions to be filled:

The Department of Environment and Local Government is now accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates who would like to be considered for an appointment to the Assessment and Planning Appeal Board as a member or alternate member.

Expressions of interest are invited to fill these positions but may also be used to fill future vacancies.


  • Members and alternate members must reside in the region to which they are appointed.
  • Members and alternate members must not be employed within the Civil Service of the Province.
  • Appeal hearings are conducted on weekdays during business hours; members and alternate members must be able to attend hearings at these times.

The Chair may, if they consider it necessary, designate a member or an alternate member to sit on a panel hearing an appeal in another region.  In this instance, travel to another region would be necessary.

Essential Qualifications/Asset Qualifications:

The composition of the Board’s gender and linguistic representation, as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province is a consideration for appointment.  


Members and alternate members are entitled to remuneration of $80 for each half day and $160 for each full day of attended hearings and are entitled to be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while acting on behalf of the Board in accordance with the GNB Travel Policy (AD-2801).


Expressions of interest (via the application form on the ABC website or a resume and a cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of relevant experience and/or qualifications and contact information (telephone number, civic address and e-mail address).

Please indicate in your expression of interest whether you reside within the area serviced by the Board.

Mailing Address:
Department of Environment and Local Government
Marysville Place
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 

Fax: (506) 453-3676

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

23 June 2023

Type of Appointment :

Appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council

Term :

Not to exceed three (3) years and may be considered for reappointment.

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

[email protected]

Link(s) :

Assessment and Planning Appeal Board Act

Assessment and Planning Appeal Board regional map

Detailed information for regions can be found in the General Regulation – Assessment and Planning Appeal Board Act

Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.