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Property Tax Information

Sturgeon County tax payments are due by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

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

  • 6% of current levy July 1, 2021
  • 6% of current levy August 1, 2021
  • 12% of total owing March 1, 2022

Outstanding property taxes from prior years will be subject to a 12% penalty effective March 1, 2022
 

The options for paying property taxes are:

  • Pay by cheque, post-dated no later than June 30 is acceptable.
    • Make your cheque payable to Sturgeon County, include the tax bill remittance portion with your payment.
    • Mail to 9613-100 St., Morinville, Alberta T8R 1L9.  Must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, June 30.
    • Use the drop-off box at County Centre: Cheque only, Monday to Friday during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or non-business hours, weekends and holidays, before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 30.
    • Keep the statement portion and your cancelled cheque for your records. A tax receipt will be provided upon request.
    • Do not send cash through the mail or leave in the drop-off box.
  • At most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions and caisse populaire via telephone/internet banking or in-person as available.
    • Please allow enough time for payment to be processed by June 30.
  • Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) Pay your property taxes monthly. See information below.
  • At Sturgeon County Centre: In-person payment may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions. Call 780-939-4321 for current information.

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