Property taxes are local taxes used to provide services, programs and infrastructure that provide a high quality of life for High River residents
Quick links and forms:
- Connect or Disconnect Residential Property Services
- Connect or Disconnect Commercial Property Services
- Pre-authorized Payments or Change Banking Information
- Cancel Pre-authorized Payments
- Receive Your Bill by Email
- Change of Address
- School Declaration Form
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.
- Property Tax Bylaw 2023
- Council Approves 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets
- Visit the 2023 Municipal Budget web page for more information
- Visit the Tax Installment Payment Page for information about the TIPP program
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?
Assessment Review Board
Established for the purpose of hearing complaints against assessments as have been received by the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.
Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation (COPTER)
Find out if your community organization qualifies for a property tax exemption. Application deadline for new applications for the 2024 Tax Year is September 30, 2023.
Assessment Services are responsible for the classification and valuation of all property within the Town of High River to ensure fair and equitable distribution of taxes in accordance with provincially legislated standards. We are here to answer your questions. Find the information you need including a schedule of important dates below.
Financial Plans and Statements
Find financial plans and statements below.
Capital and Operating Budgets
Find operating and capital budgets below.