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Taxes & Assessment

Taxation Information

On May 5, 2020 Council passed Bylaw 883 which sets the taxation rates for 2020.

Town of Redwater Tax Bylaw 883
Tax Information Brochure 2020
2020 Mill Rate Presentation

Municipalities are required by legislation to bill and collect Education and Seniors Foundation taxes on behalf of the Province of Alberta.  The Town of Redwater has no control over establishing these tax rates and the taxes collected simply flow through the Town to the Province.

All residential and non-residential property owners pay Education and Seniors Foundation taxes, including people without children and senior citizens.  Eligible senior citizens may apply for the Alberta Seniors Benefit program, which is intended to assist with the payment of property taxes.

Alberta Senior's Benefit Program
Senior's Property Tax Deferral Program

Questions related to the Alberta Senior's Benefit program and eligibility should be directed to the Government of Alberta at 1-877-644-9992.  Questions regarding Provincial Education Property Taxes should be directed to the Alberta Education Property Tax information line at (780) 422-7125.

The 2020 Combined Assessment and Tax Notice were mailed on May 22, 2020.

The extended deadline for payment of Property Taxes is August 31, 2020.

Late payment penalties - taxes that remain unpaid are subject to the following penalties: 

  • September 1 - 5% on current taxes
  • November 1 - 5% on current taxes 
  • January 1 - 12% on total balance owing

2020 Property Assessments
2020 Assessment Roll

The 2020 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed on May 22, 2020.

If you do not receive your notice, please contact the Town of Redwater without delay. Failure to receive a tax notice or loss of a tax notice will not be accepted as a reason for late payment.

If paying by mail; your envelope must be stamped with a Canada Post date stamp of no later than the due date to avoid penalties (please enclose the remittance portion of the notice with your payment).

If you intend to file an assessment complaint, the deadline for filing is July 31, 2020; however, your taxes are still due and must be paid by August 31, 2020 to avoid a penalty.

Municipal Affairs provides a number of online information guides designed to explain the assessment, taxation and appeal process.

For residents considering filing a property assessment complaint, the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission provides additional information about filing a complaint and the complaint process.

Assessment Review Complaint Package

If you intend to file an assessment complaint, the deadline for filing is July 31, 2020; however, your taxes are still due and must be paid by August 31, 2020 to avoid a penalty.

If you wish to register for the pre-authorized payment plan, the pre-authorized payment agreement must be completed and returned to the office by January 15th.

Automatic withdrawals will be taken from your account on the 20th of each month or the next business day. In order to register for the program taxes must be paid in full for the current tax year.

Property Tax Installment Payment Plan

Pre-authorized Payment Agreement

Cancellation of Pre-authorized Payment Plan

Requests for tax searches and certificates must be faxed to the Town Office on your company letterhead accompanied with proof of payment.

Tax searches are $15.00 and tax certificates are $30.00. Searches will typically be faxed back and certificates will be faxed and mailed unless requested otherwise.