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Financial Services, Assessments, Taxes & Utilities

Professional, caring staff are here to help you pay utility bills, understand your property assessment, or renew your dog license. They also ensure financial stewardship of the Town’s budgets, revenue and spending.

Our award-winning Finance Department provides financial stewardship by managing the Town’s yearly and long-term capital and operating budgets, revenues and spending. They are committed to following leading practices as they carry out their duties and responsibilities and are guided by Council’s strategic priorities—ensuring the Town’s finances are accountable and transparent. Visit Frequently Requested Bylaws to view Financial Bylaws, including the 2022 Rate Bylaw.

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Supplementary Assessments

Supplementary Assessment Letter 2022
- What is a supplementary property assessment? If a new building is completed in the current tax year (2022), a supplementary assessment is prepared. A supplementary assessment reflects the increase in the value of a property where a new home or building is either completed or occupied during the current tax year (2022).

The supplemental assessment is the value of your home not included in the 2021 assessed value of your property for 2022 taxes which was mailed February 28, 2022. The Town of High River, bylaw 4605/2022, authorizes supplementary assessment and taxation in accordance with Section 313 of the Municipal Government Act. Supplementary assessments are pro-rated to reflect only the number of months during which the new building was complete.

Land Title Delays - Property tax bills mailed in late May 2022 might not reflect recent ownership and mailing address changes due to delays at the Province of Alberta Land Titles Office. If you have not contacted the Town to inform them of the purchase of your new property, you will not receive a tax notice. You will get a tax notice if you sold your home and are still on the land title.

The Town is not responsible for delays. Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from late payment penalties. To avoid late payment penalties, ensure your property tax is paid on or before the June 30 due date.

Property owners who have not received their property tax bill can fill out a form on the following webpage: or email

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Capital and Operating Budgets

Find operating and capital budgets below.

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Financial Plans and Statements

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Property taxes are local taxes used to provide services, programs and infrastructure that provide a high quality of life for High River residents

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Property Assessments

We are here to answer your questions. Find the information you need including a schedule of important dates

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Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation (COPTER)

Find out if your community organization qualifies for a property tax exemption

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Assessment Review Board

Established for the purpose of hearing complaints against assessments as have been received by the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.

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Citizen Self Service and Utility Quick Forms

Follow these steps to register for eServices and view quick forms!

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Moving Information

Moving? Need to connect or disconnect utilities? Your questions are answered here!

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Utility Information and Water Meters

The Town of High River prides itself in educating its residents about their utilities and payments. Below are a list of tips and tricks put together by the Town to help residents better understand their utilities and water meters.

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2023 Municipal Budget

The 2023 Budget aligns with Council's Strategic Priorities and guides the Town's work for the coming year. Council begins its discussions of the 2023 Municipal Budget in January 2023.

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