How Property Taxes Are Determined

In Alberta, a property is taxed based on the value of the property. Property taxes are a primary source of revenue for municipalities. Property taxes are used to finance local programs and services, such as: garbage facilities, water and sewer services, road construction and maintenance, parks and leisure facilities, police and fire protection, seniors' lodges, and education. The education portion of school taxes is composed of School taxes (Alberta School Foundation and opted-out schools - "separate schools"). School Taxes are set out by the provincial government. The municipal and special requisition portion of taxes are determined by Red Deer County Council. The tax rates are determined based on the total taxable assessment and the budget requirements of the municipality and are generally approved by Council in late April or early May of every year. Taxes are then computed by multiplying your assessment by the tax rate to collect the required amount of taxes Each Municipality is responsible for ensuring that each property owner pays his or her share of taxes. If you have any questions related to the taxes on your property, please call the County Office at 403.350.2150.

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1. How Property Taxes Are Determined
2. Understanding Your Assessment
3. Assessment Classes
4. Assessment Inspections
5. Property Ownership Changes
6. Manufactured Mobile Home Parks
7. Filing A Complaint On An Assessment
8. Education Property Tax
9. Senior's Financial Assistance