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Annual & Financial Reports 

Click here to view the 2016 Annual Report.

Click here to view the Audited Financial Statements for 2016.

 


Payment of Taxes and Utilities

REMINDER - PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE ANNUALY WITHOUT PENALTY BY AUGUST 31

Property Tax Notices for the County of Barrhead are usually mailed annually by mid-May.  If you move, please contact the County office at 780-674-3331 to update your mailing address.  

The County of Barrhead offers a variety of tax and utility payment options.

Payments can be made via telephone banking, internet banking, by mail, or in person at the County office.  For internet banking payments of taxes, the nine digit roll number is your account number.  For internet banking payments of accounts receivable/utility accounts, the customer number is your account number.

County office hours are 8 am - 12 noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.  We accept cash, checks, or post-dated checks.  Please reference your tax roll number or invoice number on your check if paying by cheque.


Understanding your Assessment

Your property tax assessment was completed using the guidelines contained in the Municipal Government Act.  The Government of Alberta has published a Guide to property assessment and taxation in Alberta that you can download for further information.  Copies are also available at the County offfice during regular business hours.

  • All municipalities are required, by law, to use and follow this Act.
  • Assessors use sales information to calculate the value of your property. The market value, not the assessor, determines the value of your property, similar properties will have comparable assessed values.
  • All farmland properties are now assessed using the Productivity Levels prescribed in the current provincial legislation. This is designed to measure the potential capability of farmland to produce income from farming operations.

The full tax rate bylaw is attached here, or read below for summary:

2017 Assessment & Taxation Summary

MUNICIPAL

Assessment

Tax Levy

Tax Rate

Residential

648,228,150

$ 3,825,843

5.9020

Farmland

60,870,980

$ 1,008,103

16.5613

Non-Residential

41,766,410

$ 714,256

17.1012

Pipe & Power

128,903,060

$ 2,204,397

17.1012

Machinery & Equipment

39,023,030

$ 667,341

17.1012

Total Municipal

$ 8,419,948

 

EDUCATION

Tax Levy

Tax Rate

Alberta School Foundation Fund & Evergreen CRSD

Residential/Farmland

$ 1,736,993

2.4884

Non-Residential

$ 682,385

4.0010

Total Education

$ 2,442,665

 

Barrhead & District Social Housing Assoc

Tax Levy

Tax Rate

Total (Res/Farmland/Non-Res./Pipe & Power/ Machinery & Equipment)

$ 101,324

0.1105

 

Filing an Assessment Complaint

You have 60 days from the date your assessment or tax notice was sent to you to file a complaint with the clerk of the assessment review board.

Firstly, if you believe your property assessment is unfair or inaccurate, please contact the County Assessor at 780-674-3331.  If you and the assessor cannot come to an agreement, you may proceed by filing a formal complaint on the prescribed form to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.  The Assessment Review Board has the authority to review your assessment and direct the Assessor.

An assessment complaint must be filed using the Government of Alberta “Assessment Review Board Complaint Form” - number LGS1402. Click here to download the .pdf form, or you may pick one up from the County office during regular business hours.

It is important to complete all fields on the complaint form that are relevant to your property.  This will help the assessment review board clerk schedule the appropriate amount of time for your hearing to allow the board members to familiarize themselves with your case prior to the hearing.

The Government of Alberta has published a downloadable guide to "Filing a Property Assessment Complaint and Preparing for Your Hearing". Click here to access this document.