Your Property Tax

2016 property tax notices have been sent! Want to know what your property taxes are used for and how they are calculated? Check out this video.

Payments are due by Thursday, June 30, 2016. Pay early to ensure payments are processed on time to avoid a seven per cent penalty on July 1. Taxpayers who do not receive their Tax Notice by Friday, June 3, 2016 should contact Revenue & Assessment Services at 403-342-8126.

Even though property tax dollars are collected in Red Deer, it doesn't all stay here. Under provincial legislation, The City must collect property taxes on behalf of Alberta Education and the Piper Creek Foundation to pay for education and affordable seniors housing. The tax rate has been set for 2016, refer to the Tax Rate Q&A Backgrounder (pdf) for more information.

Property taxes are due the last business day of June. There are several options for payment:

  • In person, City Hall 4914 - 48 Avenue
  • Tax Instalment Plan (TIP), to make convenient monthly payments
  • Electronic Payments, not all financial institutions have the same payment deadlines, ensure you check with yours for cut-off and processing times when paying online or by phone
  • Postdated Cheque, drop off a postdated cheque and detachable portion of your tax notice at City Hall anytime, main floor cashier

Timelines

The City of Red Deer's assessment and tax timeline is as follows:

Mid-January: Property Assessment Notices mailed

Mid-January: Staff available to respond to questions about your property assessment

Mid-March: Property assessment appeals must be received by the clerk of the Assessment Review  Board

May: Council sets the tax rates

Late May: Property tax bills mailed

End of June: Property tax payments are due on the last business day