Sturgeon County Responds to Economic Pressure: Focuses on Keeping Taxes Competitive for Residents and Businesses

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In 2023, Sturgeon County’s municipal tax rate increased by 2.9%. While the County worked to keep the tax rate low, external factors created a larger overall tax increase. You may have noticed increases in the Provincial requisition for education, that rose by approximately 50 per cent, and property valuations, which increased across Alberta and Sturgeon County. From 2021 to 2022, there was a rise in economic activity and demand for properties that drove property values up.

The current economic situation and high inflation rate have put stress on many Albertans and local businesses. Rest assured, as we head into the 2024 budget cycle, Sturgeon County is keenly aware of how residents are feeling and is looking for ways to keep our taxes low and competitive in the region.

Sturgeon County will continue to monitor the economic environment and look for innovative ways to increase its revenue sources through investment attraction to ensure long-term sustainable tax rates and reliable service delivery. The County is focused on providing high-quality and dependable services, programs, and infrastructure for our residents and business community.

If you have questions regarding your property assessment, contact Mr. Luis Delgado, Manager of Assessment Services, at 780-939-0619 or via email at Ldelgado@Sturgeoncounty.ca.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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