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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,
contact us.

To request a Tax Certificate or a Tax Search, contact the Tax & Assessment Department.   The cost of either the Certificate or the Search is $20.00.


Public Auction of Lands on May 9, 2023

Notice is hereby given that, under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the County of St. Paul. No. 19 will offer for sale by public auction, in the County Office, St. Paul on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. the following lands:    Link to land for public auction and information

Dated: March 15, 2023
Sheila Kitz, Chief Administrative Officer


Property Tax

The penalty dates are:
July 1:  3% penalty on the current tax amount

December 1: 10% penalty on the current tax amount

February 1: 10% on all outstanding taxes

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 Alberta Land Titles Office to ensure your correct mailing address is recorded on the Certificate of Title.  Link to Alberta Land Titles websiteReports indicate that the wait time to change title is now 4 months (as of October 2022) and incomplete or forms not perfectly filled out
will be returned by Land Titles.

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

Do you need a receipt for your property tax payment?   A receipt for payments made online, by mail, or AutoPay are not mailed automatically.  You must request a copy of your property tax receipt from the County by emailing [email protected] 


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 delays with Land Titles document registration processing times.

The onus is on the ratepayer to apply, please click on the link below for further details.


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 Bylaw is to allow small business property owners who run a business (fewer than 10 full time employees across Canada) or who have a business leasing their property to apply for a reduced property tax rate for the 2023 Tax Year. 
The property cannot be vacant and must have an assessable improvement.
The tax rate will be determined annually by Council.

To apply for the non-residential business property tax rate, an annual application form is required to be completed
[Link to form] 
[Link to fillable Form]

The deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2022.
Eligibility requirements must be met for an application to be approved.

Should you have any questions regarding this Bylaw, please contact
Crystal St. Arnault  780-645-3301 Ext. 1202.

Dated at St. Paul, Alberta, November 1, 2022
Sheila Kitz, Chief Administrative Officer

Payment Options

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


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.


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.


Option Pay - Online Payment

To pay property taxes using Credit Card, choose Tax from the drop down menu and enter your 7 or 8 digit Roll number.  Enter each property separately. There is a fee paid to Option Pay for this service. The fee will be calculated on the screen when you enter the payment.



Please visit our contact page for contact information and hours. 

We do accept debit cards, but do not accept
credit cards for tax payments at the Administration Office.   Please see Option Pay - Online Payment.  


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.


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 mail 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. 

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.

Alberta Government Property Assessment Complaints and Appeals website

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