Assessment & Taxes

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As per Ministerial Order No MAG 014/20 the assessment complaint filing deadline has been extended to July 1 (from April 20). 

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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.

Tax Penalties: In response to COVID-19, on May 12, 2020 Council approved Tax Penalty Bylaw No. 2020/11 for the 2020 taxation year. This Bylaw defers penalty charges on property taxes until October 1 instead of the usual July 1. The Bylaw also reduces the penalty rate from 6% to 4% for the 2020 taxation year.

  • For the 2020 taxation year, a penalty charge of four percent (4%) will be imposed on unpaid taxes on October 1, 2020
  • No penalty charge will be applied on unpaid taxes on July 1, 2020, or November 1, 2020;
  • All terms of Tax Penalty Bylaw No. 2008/8 will come back into effect on January 1, 2021.


Council sets the annual tax rates in mid to late May each year, with notices being mailed to property owners shortly thereafter.

The 2020 Tax Rate and Minimum Tax Bylaw No. 2020/10 was approved by Council on May 12, 2020.

2020 Tax Rates

         Residential Farmland Non-residential Machinery & Equipment  Designated Industrial Property
2.6816 7.9460 10.9465 10.9465 10.9465
Property Tax
2.6266 2.6266 3.9305    --- 3.9305
Services Levy
0.6500 0.6500 0.6500 0.6500 0.6500
Services Levy
0.6000 0.6000 0.6000 0.6000 0.6000
Housing Levy
0.0196 0.0196 0.0196 0.0196 0.0196
Property Requisition 
    ---     ---    --- 0.0760 0.0760
Policing Special Levy 0.0915 0.0915 0.0915 0.0915 0.0915
Mill Rate* 6.6693 11.9337 16.2381 12.3836 16.3141

*Mill Rates may vary slightly for individual properties.

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Notice is hereby given as per section 294 of the Municipal Government Act that Red Deer County’s Assessment Services will be conducting annual inspections of properties for the 2021 tax year.

Red Deer County Assessors will not be conducting in-person inspections at this time, due to Alberta Health’s Covid-19 guidelines. Alternatively, Requests for Information may be collected by Red Deer County Assessors via email, phone or mail to assist in completing the 2020 Assessment.

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. Assessment Services 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. Assessors 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 Assessment Services at 403-350-2166, during regular business hours, or by email at