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Taxes and Assessment FAQ

1.When are assessment and tax notices mailed out?

All property assessment and taxation notices are mailed out in May. If you have not received you tax notices by the end of the first week in June, please contact the town office. You can contact the office at:
Rocky Mountain House AB
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Ph: 403-845-2866
 Fx: 403-845-3230

2.How can I find out what another property’s assessed value is?

A limited assessment roll is available online. The assessment roll book showing all the assessed values for property within town limits is available for inspection at the Town Office. The office is located at:
Rocky Mountain House AB
P.O. Box 1509
 Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Public access to the Town Office is limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please phone 403-845-2866. 

3.What should I do if I do not agree with my property assessment?

An assessment appeal is not an appeal for lower taxes it is a claim that you do not agree with the assessed value. Please contact the town office to speak to the property tax clerk who may then also forward your concerns onto the assessor. You can contact the office at:
Rocky Mountain House AB
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Ph: 403-845-2866
Fx: 403-845-3230

 Please remember even if you file an appeal, you must still pay your taxes. If your payment is not made by the due date, you will be charged late penalties.

If your appeal results in a lower assessed value of your property, a refund of the difference owing will be issued to you as soon as possible.

If your appeal results in an increases assessed property value, you will have 30 days from the date of the appeal board's decision to pay any outstanding amount owing.

4.How long do I have to appeal my assessment?

You have 60 days from the date the tax assessments were mailed out. On your tax notice you will find a final date of complaint shown. All assessment appeals must be filed before that date.

5.Is there an assessment appeal form and fee?

Assessment appeal forms are available online. The cost to file an appeal is $50. Forms and fees must be filed at the Town Office located at:
Rocky Mountain House AB
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2 Download the assessment appeal form here.

6.When are my taxes due?

Property taxes are due yearly on the 31st of July. 2020 deadline has been extended to August 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cash, cheque, bank draft or debit payments are accepted at the Town Office (5116-50 Ave) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public access to the Town Office is limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please phone 403-845-2866.

7.What are the penalties for not paying my taxes on time?

The penalties are:

  • August 1: 4% The Aug. 1 and Oct. 1 penalties have been waived for the 2020 tax year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • October 1: 6%
  • January 1 of the following year: 10%

8.Where can I find the appeal forms or more information about my options?

A thorough overview of municipal property taxation and assessment is available from the Government of Alberta Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

9. How can I get a tax certificate or a tax search?

Tax Certificates are $20. Tax Searches are $15. Requests can be made by emailing propertytaxes@rockymtnhouse.com or by faxing the Town Office at 403-845-3230.

10.Is there a program to help seniors pay their property taxes?

Eligible senior homeowners can defer all or part of their municipal property taxes with a low-interest home equity loan. This program is administered by the Government of Alberta. You can find out more information about this program at the following link:

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program