Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Business Improvement Areas (BIA) support and promote businesses operating within that area.

A Business Improvement Area is created by the businesses located within a specific area, in order to provide benefits to all of the businesses. An independent board prepares a budget to fund their programs and services. The City collects an annual BIA tax from the businesses within the area on behalf of the BIA to fund this budget.

Red Deer currently has one Business Improvement Area – The Downtown Business Association (DBA). For information on programs and services they provide, please visit The Downtown Business Association website.

The City of Red Deer prepares annual BIA assessment and tax notices which are mailed in May. Taxes are due June 30.

Payment options

Payment Options:
Through your Bank
  • At most financial institutions, via in Branch Banking, Internet Banking or Telephone Banking.
  • Please check with your financial institution for their processing deadlines to ensure your payment is processed by the due date.
  • For internet and telephone banking, select City of Red Deer Taxes; use your roll number as the account number. The roll number starts with “35” and is eleven digits in length.
At City Hall 4914 48 Avenue Red Deer, AB
Main Floor, Cashiers
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For 2018 the last day to make payment at City Hall is Friday, June 29, 2018
By Mail PO Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
  • Please make cheques payable to: The City of Red Deer
  • To avoid penalties, envelopes must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than June 30.
  • Credit Cards are NOT accepted for payment of BIA taxes.
  • Post-dated cheques are accepted.
  • Receipts will be issued if requested at the time of payment. Tax payers can obtain historic record of payment(s) free of charge through MyCity or by requesting a copy from Tax and Assessment. Service fees will apply.
  • Refund requests must be made in writing by January 31 of the year following the year the tax is levied.

Review our BIA Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Related Forms:

BIA Business Change Form (online form)

News & Notices

Plows are ready to roll into...

January 16, 2020

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Red Deer to launch digital archives...

January 14, 2020

Red Deerians are invited to explore our city’s heritage via the digital archives collection that will launch this month on a new web site hosted by Preservica.

2020 Operating Budget approved with dire

January 13, 2020

After five days of deliberations, City Council approved a $389 million Operating Budget, reducing the proposed 2.49 per cent tax increase to 1.26 per cent with direction to identify further savings to reduce to 0.97 per cent.