Property taxes are local taxes. Local officials appraise and set the value of your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes. Please note that many of the Town of High River’s services can be viewed and bill payments made online though eServices.
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.
The taxes are calcuated by multiplying the market value assessment of the property by the mill rate. The mill rate is set in January each year by Council.
Property assessment notices will be mailed by mid-March. If you disagree with your property assessment notice, there is a 60-day appeal period.
Tax notices for the current year will be mailed out at the end of May and are due by June 30 of the current year unless you are on the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP).
Ratepayers have until June 30 to pay property taxes. After that date a tax penalty of 1.50 per cent will be applied on the first day of each month to unpaid property taxes with an additional penalty of 1.50 per cent interest added after each additional month.
Please visit the Government of Alberta Seniors website.
Please view the School Declaration Form. (Fill out the form and return to the Town office 309B Macleod Trail S.W.)
If you are moving from your current residence or moving to High River please fill out a change of address form. Once this form is submitted the Town of High River can process a final utilities bill for the previous owner and set the new owner up with a new account.
Please remember to cancel any pre-authorized payments you may have set up for taxes and utlities as these are attached specifically to the property and will not follow your account with the Town of High River.