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. Paul, Town 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 road crews are on the roads clearing the snow from Wednesday’s blizzard. Our priority is the main road sections & bus routes. Any emergencies please call Public Works at 750-645-0557 The County graders are on the roads clearing the snow – please drive carefully near the equipment and keep a safe distance back. Keeping…Learn More
On February 1, 2021 a 10% fee will be applied on all outstanding taxes. Payment to the County Payments to the County can 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 – see ‘Tax and…Learn More
2021 is the year of Municipal Elections. October 18, 2021 is Election Day. Nominations for the office of Reeve and County Councillor in each of the 6 Divisions will be accepted between January 1, 2021 and noon on Monday, September 20, 2021 (Nomination Day). The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs the nomination, voting, and election…Learn More
Council passed the County’s 2021 Interim Budget at the Public Works meetings that was held on December 16, 2020. The budget approved the following: Operating and Capital Revenues $34,207,316 Funding from Reserves $545,000 Funding from Unrestricted Surplus $1,450,000 Operations Expenditures $26,834,083 Replacement Reserves $283,000 Capital Debenture Repayment $636,379 Capital…Learn More
The 2021 County of St. Paul Calendar is now available for pick up from the County Administration Office. The calendar includes local photos from local photographers, as well as County program and contact information. Sorry, the calendars cannot be mailed. The calendar can also be downloaded (11″x14″ paper)Learn More
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 Economic Development Alliance. WHAT IS STEP? The St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance is headed by a committee that was formed to explore a regional…Learn More
The County of St. Paul County Council passed the 2021 Strategic and Operational Plans at the Public Works meeting on November 24, 2020. The documents may be viewed at these links: 2021 Strategic Plan 2021 Operational PlansLearn More
Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Paul Region, the region is now on the Enhanced List. This means that additional measures have been put in place by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others in the community safe and to reduce your risk of contracting the virus. County Council and…Learn More
The County Transfer Stations are now operating on Winter Hours. Please see the Evergreen Waste Management Site website for locations and hours. On the days County Transfer Stations are open, the stations will be open from 10:0 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, remember, Take it or Leave it sites are available at County operated Transfer…Learn More
County residents can now take their empty beverage containers for recycling to the County Transfer Stations. By doing so, you will be supporting the Elk Point 4-H Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Society and the Mallaig Ag Society who applied and were selected to collect beverage containers until December 2021. Their work will help support…Learn More
The County of St. Paul’s 2020 Strategic and Operational Plans are now available on the County Website at Strategic Plans 2020. The Operational Update for the third quarter of July to SeptemberLearn More
Are you ready for winter? Will your rural driveway need snow removal? Driveway snow removal agreements are available from the County of St. Paul Administration, Public Works, and Town of Elk Point offices. Driveway Snow Removal Policy A fee of 25 dollars covers one driveway clearing. Residents are encouraged to purchase multiple flags for each…Learn More
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 HUB. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Site Selection as one of the top 20 of Canada’s best locations. To compete globally Alberta…Learn More
As residents start their fall cleanup, the County of St. Paul would like to remind everyone that fire permits are required year ‘round. If a safe, open fire is in your cleanup plans, you will need a fire permit. Fire permits are free and are valid for ten days from the day issued. Fire Permits…Learn More
The St. Paul RCMP is looking for residents to participate in a community-wide initiative. Are you a resident or business owner with operating surveillance cameras on or within your property? If so, the St. Paul RCMP is looking for your assistance in solving future crimes! Willing participants are asked to provide information regarding their…Learn More
Full release The Alberta government is proposing changes to the Assessment Model for regulated industrial properties such as wells and pipelines that will negatively impact the County of St. Paul revenues and has the potential to increase taxes for its residents. “The County of St. Paul is very concerned about these proposed changes,” says Steve…Learn More
The Assessors will not hold meetings at the County Administration Office this year. Assessors from Accurate Assessment Group are still available to discuss any assessment inquiries you may have. If you have any questions regarding your tax assessment, please contact Accurate Assessment Group at 1-877-438-2305 or email Bob Daudelin at [email protected] The deadline for appealing…Learn More
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 do not mail cash. Administration Front Door Drop Box Cheque or money order only. No cash please. In person The County Offices have reopened…Learn More
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 mooring structure for personal recreational use in Crown owned-bed and shore, for longer than 14 days. Note: This is an Alberta government requirement. If you…Learn More
Issued jointly by: County of St. Paul, Town of St. Paul, Town of Elk Point, Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay Most services are now operating as normal. These services include road maintenance, water, wastewater, and waste management. The municipalities are following the lead of Alberta Health Services. The situation with the virus is very fluid…Learn More
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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.
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The regularly scheduled County Public Works Meeting will held on Tuesday, January 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. The meetings will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’
County road crews are on the roads clearing the snow from Wednesday’s blizzard. Our priority is the main road sections & bus routes. Any emergencies please call Public Works at 750-645-0557 The County graders are on the roads clearing the snow – please drive carefully near the equipment and keep a safe distance back. Keeping…
On February 1, 2021 a 10% fee will be applied on all outstanding taxes. Payment to the County Payments to the County can 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 – see ‘Tax and…
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