Property Tax Payment

Property Tax Information

Sturgeon County offers a variety of property tax payment options. You can pay you taxes directly to the County or through your bank. 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

How would you like to pay? 

Click each option on the right to learn about the payment options available for Property Taxes.

  • Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

    The 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.

    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 us.

  • Pay in person at County Centre

    Pay in person at County Centre:

    9613-100 Street
    Morinville, Alberta
    T8R 1L9

    Payment methods accepted:

    ✔️Cash
    ✔️ Cheque or money order

    • Make cheque or money order payable to Sturgeon County
    • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as Sturgeon County is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
    • Post‑dated cheques must be dated by the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.

    ✔️ Debit card

  • Drop off – 24 hour deposit box

    Located in front of Sturgeon County Centre
    9613-100 Street
    Morinville, Alberta
    T8R 1L9

    Deposit payment prior to midnight of the due date to meet the payment deadline.
    Do not deposit cash.
    Make cheque or money order payable to Sturgeon County.
    Cheques (including post‑dated cheques) must be dated for the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.
    Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as Sturgeon County is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
    Enclose the remittance portion of your bill(s) and write the property roll number(s) on your cheque.

  • Mail

    ​Mail your cheque or money order to:

    9613-100 Street
    Morinville, Alberta
    T8R 1L9

    • Do not send cash in the mail
    • Make cheque or money order payable to Sturgeon County
    • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as Sturgeon County is not responsible for errors and/or omissions
    • Enclose the remittance portion of your bill(s) and write the property roll number(s) on your cheque.
    • The effective date of mailed payments received after the due date will be the date of the Canada Post postmark. The Canada Post postmark must be dated on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties. If the Canada Post postmark is absent or illegible, the effective date of payment will be the date received.
    • The imprint of a postage meter is not accepted as proof of the mail date.