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Property Tax and Payment

Property Tax Information

Property Tax Bills

Property tax & assessment notices will be mailed in the later part of May, with a payment deadline of June 30th. Your Property Tax & Assessment bill covers the period from January 1 to December 31.

If you do not receive your tax bill by the first week in June, please e-mail us and include your name, property mailing address and daytime phone number. Or you can print the address change form and fax it to 780-645-3104.

As well, be sure to advise the Provincial Land Titles Office to ensure your correct mailing address is recorded on the Certificate of Title. Phone: 780-427-2742

Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment.

Methods of Tax Payment

1. Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan
Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan in which taxpayers make monthly payments for property taxes. Payments may ONLY be made by automatic withdrawal from a bank account. Each year after taxes are levied, the monthly payment will be adjusted based on the current year's taxes.

To join the Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan now, you can request an application by:
  1. Downloading and filling out the Form. Pre-Authorized Payments Form
  2. Email or Fax your request to 780-645-3104
The plan commences January 1st of each year providing all taxes and penalties are paid on or before December 31st of the preceding year. You can join up to June 1st by paying the missed installments from January 1. When a property enrolled on the monthly payment plan is sold, the purchaser can apply to continue on the payment plan or pay the balance in full.

2. Via Internet and Telepayment:

Please be aware of your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment. It is very important to confirm your current property roll number is the one registered on your bill payment menu. The tax roll number is linked to the property, if you have moved; the new roll number must be referenced on your bill menu.

Also note that an individual payment is required for each tax roll number.

3. Pay in Person

County of St. Paul 5015-49 Avenue St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4, between 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Interac debit card service is available. Property taxes cannot be paid with a credit card.

4. Pay after hours

24-hour deposit Slot located on the front door entrance (bottom right) of the County of St. Paul building. Do not put cash.

5. Pay by Mail

Send a cheque or money order payable to "County of St. Paul" to 5015-49 Avenue, St. Paul AB T0A 3A4. Do not send cash.

  • Write your roll number or your property address on the cheque and enclose the return portion of your tax bill.
  • Please ensure your cheque is signed and completed accurately, as County of St. Paul is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
Terms and Conditions
  • Cheques not honoured by your financial institution will be subject to applicable charges.
  • A Canada Post postmark will be honoured as payment date. If the postmark is absent or illegible, the date received at the County of St. Paul office will be considered the payment date.

Selling your property?

To terminate your monthly payment plan participation for any reason, including sale, we must receive written notice at least two weeks before the next withdrawal.
1. Print and fill out the Cancel Pre-Authorized Debit Form 
2. Email the form or Fax it to 780-645-3104.

Changing banks or bank accounts?

If you change your banking information, please advise the County and provide a new VOID cheque, at least two weeks before the next payment date. Please record your tax roll number or property address on the front of the cheque. You may send the information by email or Fax: 780-645-3104

Tax Penalties

A three per cent penalty (3%) is added July 1st to any unpaid balance of the current year taxes. An additional ten percent (10%) penalty will added on December 1st to any unpaid balance of the current year taxes.

A ten percent (10%) penalty will then be added on February 1st to any unpaid balance.

Tax Receipts

Pursuant to Section 334 of the Municipal Government Act; To request a copy of your property tax receipt you must contact the County of St. Paul by email, fax to 780-645-3104 or contact the office directly at 780-645-3301.

A receipt will NOT be mailed out from payments done via Online, Mail, or AutoPay. You must request a receipt if needed.

Unfair Assessment
If you believe your or any other assessment is unfair, you may file a written complaint to the Assessment Review Board. The Assessment Review Board has the authority to review your assessment and direct the assessor to make amendments. The function of the Assessment Review Board is to hear evidence as to whether your property is assessed on an equitable basis with similar properties. Please fill out the Assessment Complaint Form and send to the County of St. Paul.

Assessment complaints must be made to:
County of St. Paul
Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
5015-49 Avenue, St. Paul, AB, T0A 3A4

A person wishing to make a complaint about any assessment or tax must do so in accordance with this section.
  • A complaint must be in writing
  • A complaint must explain why the complainant believes the information shown on an assessment or tax notice is incorrect.
  • A complaint must include the mailing address and the phone number of the complainant.
Please note - your complaint must be made on or before the final date of complaint as shown on the tax notice.

Fees for Filing a Complaint:
Residential and farmland - $50.00 per parcel
Non-residential - $200.00 per parcel