Sturgeon County Council confirms 0% municipal tax rate increase for 2021; also provides option for June 30 tax payment deadline
Tax Payment deadline can be extended for those impacted by COVID-19
There will be no increase to municipal property tax rates in Sturgeon County this year.
At their April 13 meeting, Sturgeon County Council passed the Taxation Rates Bylaw, officially confirming the zero per cent (0%) tax increase first proposed in Budget 2021.
“Between the economy and COVID-19, 2020 was a difficult year and we are still seeing the impact as the pandemic continues,” said Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “We are fortunate to be in a position where we can maintain our level of service and proceed with important infrastructure projects without placing any more demands on our residents or businesses.”
In addition to the zero percent (0%) municipal property tax increase, residents may also see a decrease in the Provincial education and seniors’ housing portions of their tax notice. Education and seniors housing amounts are set by the Province and Homeland Housing, collected by the County, and remitted accordingly.
While Sturgeon County tax payments are due by June 30, 2021, Council has approved a provision to allow an extension for those who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for this special provision, property owners must register through a written request to the County on or before June 30, 2021.
“With this extension as an option for residents, along with the Tax Installment Payment Plan, we are doing what we can to make property tax payments more manageable in Sturgeon County,” said Mayor Hnatiw.
The Tax Installment Payment Plan, or TIPP, allows property owners in Sturgeon County to pay their property tax in monthly installments rather than a single payment. For property owners not part of the program, more information is available at sturgeoncounty.ca/Tax
Assessment and Tax Notices and payment deadline information will be mailed to residents and local businesses on Friday, May 21, 2021.
More information about tax payments, assessment, receiving an extension, and the TIPP program is available at sturgeoncounty.ca/Tax