Tax Timeline: 2020
End of April: Council sets tax rates
May 21: Combined Property Assessment & Tax notices mailed
May 29: Notice of Assessment Date
June 30: Property tax payments are due on the last business day of June
July 28: Assessment complaints must be received
October 15: Supplementary assessment & tax notices mailed
October 23: Notice of Assessment Date
November 30: Supplementary taxes due
December 22: Supplementary assessment complaints must be received.
Assessment and Tax Notices are mailed in mid May and taxes are due the last business day of June. If you do not receive your notice, please contact the Assessment and Tax Department without delay. Failure to receive a tax notice or loss of a tax notice will not be accepted as a reason for late payment.
Where do my taxes go?
Your property tax is made up of three components, including the municipal levy, the education levy and the seniors levy.
In 2017, for every residential property tax dollar, 59% pays for municipal services, 39.5% is collected on behalf of Alberta Education and 1.5% supports the seniors housing as operated byHomewood Housingin the towns within Sturgeon County and the City of St. Albert. Percentages are subject to change every calendar year.
Why do property taxes change year over year?
Taxes may change due to one or a combination of these factors:
- A change in the Sturgeon County annual budget or requisition requirements for municipal operations, or a provincial education.
- A change in assessment (market value) of more or less than the average.
If a property experiences a change in assessment above or below the average for the county, it will have a corresponding tax increase or decrease. This relationship is illustrated below.
|Assessment decreased relative to typical value change
||Taxes decrease relative to municipal tax change
|Assessment changed equal to typical value change
||Taxes equal to municipal tax change
|Assessment increased relative to typical value change
||Taxes increase over the municipal tax change
A map showing the median change in assessment across Sturgeon County market areas for 2018 is available here.
A map showing areas selected for 2020 Cyclical Inspection Area is available here.
Have more questions? Head to our FAQ page or contact assessment services via email.