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ABOUT THE COUNTY

The County of St. Paul is a people-focused, close-knit region with a population of just over 6400, a community of 1200 farms, 32 oil & gas companies and is located 208km northeast of Edmonton.

The Town of St. PaulTown of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay lie within the County boundaries but have their own governance. There are numerous hamlets such as Ashmont, Heinsburg, Mallaig, Lafond, Lindbergh, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Lina, and St. Vincent which form part of the County.

We're a community that shares in your values. We work to live our core values in everything we do: we’ll be honest and transparent (even when it’s tough), we’ll be fair, we’ll share in and work towards success, we’ll be welcoming, and when it comes down to it we care. We’re not the city, we’re the un-city.

 


COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

 

PUBLIC WORKS SHOP
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 12:20 for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

Payment to the County can also be made through the Drop Box located at the front door of the Administration Office (no cash please), by mail, through financial institutions and through on-line payment options. Drop Box payments will be processed on business days.

 

 

NEVER MISS A COUNTY UPDATE

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public works notices, event updates and more!

Thank you for the thank you!

Received from a County resident: “Your County driveway plow came by this morning, and — as always — did a superb job of our drive. Just wanted you to know…

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Have Your Say until December 7th – Regional Multipurpose Leisure Centre Feasibility Study

To Wednesday, December 7:  A resident survey and Community Group Survey are available through this link Residents are invited to provide input for a feasibility study that will provide guidance…

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Have you paid your County of St. Paul 2022 Property Taxes?

  If you have not, an additional ten percent penalty of the property tax assessment will be added on December first to any unpaid balance of the current tax amount…

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Fire permits are now issued through the County website  

Fire permits are now issued through the County website at this link.  Residents no longer need to visit the County Administration Office or the Town of Elk Point Office for…

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Snow Clearing Update – November 15, 2022

Gravel Roads: After the small snow fall on November 6 , the County held off the graders as we have been allowing the regular traffic to pack the roads. This…

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Fields where Clubroot was found in the County of St. Paul, 2014 – 2022

The updated list is now available at this link.  If you have any questions about this list, please contact the County of St. Paul Agricultural Service Board at 780–645–3006 Ext…

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Medical Emergency Access Routes

Residents who require access to emergency medical assistance during the winter can apply to have snow cleared from their private driveway while plows are in their area. To qualify for…

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Clarification About Pihew Waciy Wind Power Project

Tthe County of St. Paul No. 19 would like to clarify that wind farms are regulated (approved or refused) by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), which is a Provincial agency.…

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Non-Residential Small Business Property Sub-Class Bylaw

The County of St. Paul Council passed Bylaw 2022-20 Non-Residential Small Business Sub-Class at the October 25, 2022 Council Meeting to allow non-residential properties to be divided into sub-classes.  This…

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Winter is here. Do you need a snow flag?

Changes to the County of St. Paul snow flag procedures County residents (permanent or seasonal) can now purchase one flag for the entire winter.  One flag, less hassle and snow…

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2023 County Strategic Plan and Operational Plans

At a Special Council Meeting held on October 28, Council approved the County of St. Paul 2023 Strategic Plan, and Operational Plans for Administration, Community Services, and Public Works. The…

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County Operational Updates – July to September 2022

Council approved the Operational Updates at the October 25 Public Works Meeting. The Operational Updates reflect progress on the priorities set in the 2022 Strategic Plan. The Operation Update can…

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Plastic Twine – It can now be recycled at County Transfer Stations

What can you do with all of the used plastic twine?  It can now be recycled at the County of St. Paul Transfer Stations.  Free collection bags for collecting plastic…

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Mouse Bait

The County of St Paul has suspended the sale of mouse bait.  We will continue sales in the spring of 2023. If you have any questions please call Keith Kornelsen,…

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What’s happening on the County Roads?

Check the Public Works page ‘Road Projects’ for updates.

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County Assessors are in the County

To complete assessments for 2022, Assessors will be conducting physical inspections of properties throughout the County. When assessors enter your property, their vehicles will be clearly marked with the County…

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Going Green!

As part of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) program, the County of St Paul will receive funding that will cover 30% of the purchase…

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Effective Immediately – Indefinite Road Closure

RR 73 between TWP 570A and TWP 570 is closed indefinitely due to a failed Bridge. Please use alternative routes.

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Property Tax Late Penalty Reimbursement

The Province of Alberta is providing a penalty relief program to ratepayers. This is a reimbursement of late payment penalties due to being a new property owner and the ongoing…

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Community Information Directory 2022-2023

The Community Information Directory 2022-2023 is now available.  This comprehensive information guide was produced by St. Paul Regional Family & Community Support Services. Community Information Directory 2022-2023

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County Program Information

County Communicator – What are the County’s 2022 budget priorities?  Long Term Financing Planning + Asset Management + Levels of Service = Responsible Budgetary Planning.  Find out more in the…

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Preparation of Combined Assessment/ Tax Notices

NOTICE: County of St. Paul No. 19 Taxpayers   In accordance with Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act, notice is hereby given that the 2022 Combined Assessment and Tax…

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Financial Information

The 2022 Budget Narrative for the County and the 2021 Consolidated Financial Statement are now available for review.  The Budget Narrative provides detailed information on the County’s budgetary priorities for…

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Change in Safety Code Permit Application Process

Effective March 1, 2022, all Safety Codes permits for the County of St. Paul will be issued through Superior Safety Codes Inc. including Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing and Private Sewage…

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Seeking On-Call Volunteer Firefighters

Our communities are protected by dedicated teams of volunteer firefighters.  Volunteer Fire Departments are key teams that improve community safety.  The Ashmont and Mallaig Fire Departments are recruiting Firefighters to…

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Littering Bylaw and Penalties Bylaw

On June 8, 2021, County Council enacted a Littering Bylaw and revised the Penalties Bylaw to include penalties for littering. The intent is to prohibit, restrict,  prohibit, control and regulate…

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Payment Options

Payments to the County may be made in a number of ways.  Remember to include your account number on payments and the roll number on tax payments. By Mail  Please…

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Shop Sell Support Local – Alberta iMarket

New:  Alberta iMarket  The Alberta iMarket is now live and is looking for local vendors who are interested in selling their products online.  (see Information Brochure)   (see website) Alberta iMarket…

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St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance

The St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that it is working in partnership with regional municipalities towards regional economic development through the newly formed STEP…

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Invest in the Alberta HUB region – one of Canada’s top locations!

Canada’s Competitive Award names Alberta HUB is one of the top 20 locations in Canada for economic development.  Read why  The County of St. Paul is a member of Alberta…

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How and When to Contact the RCMP

The St. Paul RCMP Detachments has provided valuable information on when and how to contact the detachment.   Information  

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Lakeshore Developments

Property development is increasing on Alberta’s lakeshores.  Shoreland development can have cumulative, detrimental effects on lakes and lakeshore areas. A Temporary Field Authorization (TFA) will be required for placing a…

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Where’s the Crime in the County?

The St. Paul RCMP Detachment actively tracks public crime.  What’s been happening in your area? Link to the app    Published with permission from the RCMP.

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COUNTY NEWS

We regularly post information on this news page about council happenings, county news, lifestyle blogs and more.

Click here if you are looking for information on Lakeshore Developments, Temporary Field Authorizations or the Municipal Letter of Consent.  The information is at the top of the 'Planning and Development' page.

Check back here regularly for updated information

 

 

Thank you for the thank you!

Received from a County resident: “Your County driveway plow came by this morning, and — as always — did a superb job of our drive. Just wanted you to know how much this service is appreciated!”

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Have Your Say until December 7th – Regional Multipurpose Leisure Centre Feasibility Study

To Wednesday, December 7:  A resident survey and Community Group Survey are available through this link Residents are invited to provide input for a feasibility study that will provide guidance to the project partners for the potential development of a regional multipurpose leisure centre.  Link to website for Regional Multipurpose Leisure Centre Feasibility Study Why…

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Have you paid your County of St. Paul 2022 Property Taxes?

  If you have not, an additional ten percent penalty of the property tax assessment will be added on December first to any unpaid balance of the current tax amount owing.   If you do not receive your property tax bill or your need to speak to someone about your taxes or payment options, contact…

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DEVELOPMENT PERMITS ISSUED

Permit #
Issue Date
Location
Closing Date for Appeals
November 28, 2022
NW 23 56 4 4/ Lot 8 Block 1 Plan 8021891/ Laurier Lake
December 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Permit #
Issue Date
Location
Closing Date for Appeals
November 28, 2022
SE 14 57 10 4/ Lot 63, Block 2, Plan 7521646/ Lower Therien
December 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Permit #
Issue Date
Location
Closing Date for Appeals
November 16, 2022
SE 30 60 11 4
December 7, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Permit #
Issue Date
Location
Closing Date for Appeals
November 10, 2022
SE 21 58 11 4
December 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Permit #: 22-D0085

Issue Date: November 28, 2022

Location: NW 23 56 4 4/ Lot 8 Block 1 Plan 8021891/ Laurier Lake

Closing Date for Appeals: December 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Permit #: 22-D0084

Issue Date: November 28, 2022

Location: SE 14 57 10 4/ Lot 63, Block 2, Plan 7521646/ Lower Therien

Closing Date for Appeals: December 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Permit #: 22-D0083

Issue Date: November 16, 2022

Location: SE 30 60 11 4

Closing Date for Appeals: December 7, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Permit #: 22-D0082

Issue Date: November 10, 2022

Location: SE 21 58 11 4

Closing Date for Appeals: December 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

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