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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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Local officials appraise and set the value of your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes.

TAX NOTICES were sent on May 29, 2023 via mail and email.

You can manage your payments online, including property taxes, by signing up for Citizen Self-Service.

Council sets the municipal tax rates to generate the revenue needed to offset municipal service expenditures with the annual Property Tax Rate Bylaw which is developed through the annual budget approval process.

School Taxes and other requisitions: As with all Alberta municipalities, the Town of High River is required through legislation to collect for Provincial education taxes. The Town also remits for seniors requisitions and designated industrial properties. Details and amounts remitted can be found in the Town's Property Tax Bylaw.

Your property assessment is used to calculate your share of the revenue required to pay these requisitions. It is not revenue for the Town. The Province sets the education tax rates on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) and Roman Catholic School District (RCSD).

    Property Taxes Q & A

    How are my taxes calculated?

    The taxes are calculated by multiplying the market value assessment of the property by the mill rate. The mill rate is set in May each year by Council.

    What is the deadline to pay Property Taxes?

    The deadline to pay property taxes is the last business day in June of each year.

    What happens if I do not pay my Property Taxes?

    After the deadline (end of June) a late payment penalty of 1.5 per cent will be applied to the tax account on the first day of each month to any unpaid balance owing.

    How do I apply for Property Tax Assistance for Seniors?

    Visit the Government of Alberta Seniors website for this information.

    What if I want my Education Tax portion to go to the Separate School System instead of the public?

    View the School Declaration Form (fill out the form and email the completed form to

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