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Property Tax Information

Sturgeon County tax payments are due by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Late penalty charges per Bylaw 1535/21 are as follows:

  • 6% of current levy July 1, 2022
  • 6% of current levy August 1, 2022
  • 12% of total owing March 1, 2023

Outstanding property tax balances from prior years will be subject to a 12% penalty effective March 1, 2023
 

The options for paying property taxes are:

  • Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) Pay your property taxes monthly. See information below.
  • Pay in person at Sturgeon County Centre via cash, debit, money order, or cheque made payable to Sturgeon County.
  • Use the drop off box at Sturgeon County Centre located at the main entrance via cheque or money order. Include your tax bill remittance portion and do not put cash in the drop off box.
  • Payment can be mailed to Sturgeon County Centre via cheque or money order. Include your tax bill remittance portion and do not send cash through the mail.
  • Payments can be made in person or online through most financial institutions (banks, trusts, credit unions, etc.) and at Canada Post locations. 
  • Pay by credit card using a third-party provider. Credit cards cannot be used to pay property taxes directly to Sturgeon County. 
  • Third parties are not affiliated with Sturgeon County, and it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to understand and decide to accept or reject service fees and processing timelines to ensure Sturgeon County receives the payment by June 30, 2022.

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

The Sturgeon Tax Installment Payment Plan allows property owners in Sturgeon County to pay their property tax in monthly installments rather than a single payment.

You can join the plan if:

  • your tax account is not in arrears
  • you have chequing privileges at a financial institution (bank, trust company, treasury branch or credit union)
  • you do not currently pay your taxes through a mortgage company (P.I.T.)

No penalties or fees will be applied to current taxes if the taxpayer is approved for enrollment in TIPP and has arranged for payment using an Electronic Fund Transfer payment process.

How TIPP works

Depending on when the application is submitted and approved, Sturgeon County may require a partial payment of taxes or it will become effective the following year.

  • Payments may only be made by automatic withdrawal from an account with chequing privileges at a financial institution.
  • You must give written permission before the withdrawal will begin. We do not charge for this service; however, normal banking service charges may apply.
  • The taxpayer shall notify Sturgeon County in writing 14 days before the next payment date if there is any change in bank account from which funds are to be transferred.  
  • Payments begin January 31 of the new year and continue each consecutive month. As long as there are sufficient funds to guarantee payment, no penalty will apply. Your current tax levy will be divided by 12 to establish your monthly payments for January to May.
  • Your monthly payment will then be adjusted in June to compensate for changes resulting from the annual tax levy. Your annual tax bill, usually issued in April, will show the total amount of instalments to date and the calculation of the instalment payments for the remaining portion of the year.

 

Apply for TIPP

To apply, simply fill out the Tax Installment Payment Plan application and Pre-authorized Debit Form, and return it to our office, along with a sample cheque marked “VOID”. 

 

Find out more about TIPP

For more information on the Sturgeon County TIPP, contact the Taxation department at 780-939-4321 or email taxation@sturgeoncounty.ca