Assessment & Taxes

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February Property Assessment Notices mailed*
February - April         Property Owners Review Period (see assessment notice for deadline)
May Property Tax Notices mailed**
June 30 Property Tax Payments due by the last day of June

*Property Assessment Notices are mailed to Red Deer County property owners in early to mid February each year. If you do not receive your notice by March 1, or if you have any assessment questions or concerns, please contact Assessment Services at 403-350-2166. 

**Property Tax Notices are mailed to property owners in mid to late May each year, once Council has set the tax rate. Please contact Corporate Services at 403-350-2150 if you have not received your notice by June 1, or if you have tax related questions or concerns.

Late Penalties: A 6% penalty is applied to any outstanding tax balances on July 1. Additional 6% late penalties are applied to any outstanding tax balances on November 1, and on March 1.

PROPERTY TAX RATES

Council sets the annual tax rates in mid to late May each year, with notices being mailed to property owners shortly thereafter. Property tax payments are due by June 30 (the last day of June).

The 2019 Tax Rate Bylaw was approved by Council on May 7, 2019. Click here to view the 2019 Tax Rate Bylaw.

The following summarizes the rates approved by Council:

         Residential Farmland Non-residential Machinery & Equipment  Designated Industrial Property
General 
Municipal
2.6816 7.9460 10.9465 10.9465 10.9465
Education 
Property Tax
2.5594 2.5594 3.7794    --- 3.7794
Protective 
Services Levy
0.6500 0.6500 0.6500 0.6500 0.6500
Community 
Services Levy
0.6000 0.6000 0.6000 0.6000 0.6000
Seniors 
Housing Levy
0.0192 0.0192 0.0192 0.0192 0.0192
Designated 
Industrial 
Property Requisition 
Levy
    ---     ---    --- 0.0786 0.0786
Mill Rate* 6.5102 11.7746 15.9951 12.2943 16.0737

*Mill Rates may vary slightly for individual properties.

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ASSESSMENT INSPECTION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given as per section 294 of the Municipal Government Act that the Assessment Department will be conducting annual inspections of properties for the 2020 tax year.

All properties within Red Deer County are reviewed on a five year re-inspection cycle to ensure that assessment information remains current. In addition, property inspections may be conducted by Red Deer County Assessors at any time due to circumstances such as development, reported changes to the property and/or a sale of the property to ensure that the assessment information remains current and as accurate as possible. Red Deer County Assessment Department strives to value property as fairly as possible in relation to similar properties, and in accordance with provincial legislation, regulations and guidelines.  An inspection ensures that all characteristics affecting the property are considered in its valuation. 

Our Assessors will be working throughout Red Deer County reviewing property assessments from now to the end of the year. Inspections will be taking place during our regular office hours of Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. They will have identification and they will be driving a Red Deer County marked vehicle, identifying them as employees of Red Deer County. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 403-350-2166, during regular business hours, or email assessment@rdcounty.ca