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Property Taxes

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.

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. The budget is typically approved in May and includes municipal services such as education, fire and police protection, streets, sewers, senior citizen transportation, parks and recreation and many other local services. Property taxes are mailed in the spring of each year.

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

How Your Tax Dollars are Used to Support Resident Services
This graph shows how one tax dollar is divided between Town services. For example, 15 cents of every dollar goes towards Fire Services.

    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 January each year by Council.

    What is the deadline to pay Property Taxes?

    The deadline to pay property taxes is the end of June, 2021.

    What happens if I do not pay my property taxes?

    After the deadline (end of June), a tax penalty of 1.5 per cent will be applied on the first day of each month to unpaid property taxes with an additional penalty of 1.5 per cent interest added after each additional month.

    How do I apply for Education 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 return to the Town office 309B Macleod Trail S.W.)


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