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County of St. Paul Tax & Assessments

The County of St. Paul is proud to have competitive tax rates. If you have questions about the County of St. Paul tax rates or assessments, please contact us.

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Property Tax

Property tax & assessment notices will be mailed in the latter 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 contact us or fill out an address change form if your address has recently changed.

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

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

Payment Options

The following payment options are available for county ratepayers. Please review the following payment options and terms and conditions.

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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 [email protected] 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.

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Online Banking & 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.

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In-Person

Please visit our contact page for contact information and hours. 

We do accept debit card, but do not accept tax payments via credit card.

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After Hours

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

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By Mail

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

Make sure to write your roll number on your cheque and enclose the property portion of your tax bill.

Property Assessments

The County of St. Paul has contracted Accurate Assessment Group to complete its assessment process. As part of that contract, assessors will be completing a re-inspection process to assist in determining the taxation for the following year. 

As part of that contract, assessors will be completing a re-inspection process to assist in determining the taxation for the following year. To meet provincial legislation and “best practices,” cyclical re-inspections are completed on a five-year rotation, with approximately 20% of the County properties being inspected each year.

Criteria important to the assessment process are market value, market growth and real growth Farmland is valued using a provincially regulated assessment base rate. 

Commercial and industrial property is valued at market value. Assessors will be out doing inspections between April and through the following January and will be easily identifiable by identification badges. Assessors will also be driving Accurate Assessment Group marked vehicles including County of St. Paul magnets. Assessors will attempt to make personal contact at properties they inspect. If no one is present when the assessor visits your property, a call back card will be left. 

The County requests your co-operation in returning calls and providing the assessors with the necessary information. Assessors also annually inspect (but are not limited to) new development permits, non-started permits from previous years, new subdivisions, land use confirmation/changes, previously incomplete construction and properties which have sold each year.

Assessment Complaints and Information

Those assessed may register a formal assessment complaint with the Assessment Review Board within 60 days from the notice of assessment date as shown on your tax notice. The primary function of the Assessment Review Board is to provide a forum for individuals and corporations to challenge various aspects of their property assessments. 

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: What to Know

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 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions