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Taxes & Assessment

NOTICE: Bought or Sold a Property Lately?

 If you have recently purchased a property in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and have not received a notice of assessment, please contact the Property Taxation Coordinator at the Town office.  Due to delays at the Alberta Land Titles Office we may not have received the change of ownership information before the assessment notices were mailed on March 11. Please be ready to show proof of ownership so we may provide you with your new property’s assessed value. 

(Similarly, if you received an assessment notice for a property you no longer own, please call us today!)

Property Taxation Coordinator
403-845-2866
propertytaxes@trmh.ca


Municipal property assessment

Property assessment notices were mailed on March 11.

Notices are considered received 10 days after mailing.

Accurate Assessment Group was contracted to conduct and prepare the 2021 Rocky Mountain House Property Assessment and in this process they conducted an intensive review of the assessment.  The vast majority of property assessment in Rocky Mountain House is comprised of market value assessment whereby the goals of assessment are fairness and equity between properties and having each property assessment reflect market value as of July 1st each assessment year and reflect its physical condition as of December 31st each assessment year. If you have questions, feel free to contact Accurate Assessment Group and they will be able to explain the assessment process, discuss your property assessment, and perform a physical inspection and assessment review of the property if requested or required.


Please review your property assessment notice well before the complaint deadline. Important information on how to file an assessment complaint appears on the back of your notice.

Municipal property taxation 

Pre-Authorized Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

The Town of Rocky Mountain House offers pre-authorized tax instalment payment plans to help property owners meet their taxation obligations. This program may be a benefit to you. The following are some of the highlights of the plan:

  •     Your instalments for January - June will be based on your previous years' taxes divided by 12 equal monthly payments.    
  •     When taxes are levied for the current year, your monthly payments will be adjusted for the property taxation notice which is mailed in June.    
  •     There will be no penalty levied on unpaid current taxes for those participating in the plan.    
  •     On signing an authorization form, your monthly payments will automatically be deducted from your bank account. A void cheque or authorization form from your bank must be included with your tax pre-authorization form.    
  •     If you have property tax arrears, you may join TIPP by entering into a Tax Agreement with the Town for monthly repayment, please contact the Property Tax Clerk for details.
  •     You may enrol at any time.

If you are interested in participating in the plan, please contact the Tax Clerk at 403-845-2866. You may download the application form here.

TIPP Application Form 2022
If you wish to cancel your enrolement in TIPP, please use the TIPP Cancellation Form 2022.
To change your personal details for a current TIPP enrolement, please use the TIPP Change of Details Form 2022.

Other Payment Options

Property taxes are due on the last business day of July.  

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.

You may send your cheque payment by mail to:
Town of Rocky Mountain House
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs) can be completed at any time from your home computer or device via online banking.

Due to high transaction fees, credit card payments are no longer accepted at the Town Office for municipal taxes. Credit Card payments may be completed online through www.paysimply.caThis secure, third-party Canadian payment provider accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express for a convenience fee.

Change of address for property tax assessment notice

Under the Municipal Government Act, Section 337, a tax bill is considered to have been received by the property owner seven days after mailing.

If you require a change of mailing address for your property tax assessment notice, you can print off the Change of Address Form and return it to the Town Office:

Email:    propertytaxes@rockymtnhouse.com
Fax: 403-845-3230
Mail: Town of Rocky Mountain House
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
               T4T 1B2

Be sure to change your mailing address through Alberta Land Titles as well, as it is the property owner's responsibility to keep the information on Alberta Land Titles up-to-date. You will require the legal description of your property which is shown on your tax bill.

Alberta Land Titles office locations

Edmonton
Phone 780-427-2742

John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street

Mailing address:
Land Titles Office
Box 2380
Edmonton, Alta.
T5J 2T3
Calgary
Phone 403-297-6511

Service Alberta Building
710 4th Ave. S.W.

Mailing address:
Land Titles Office
Box 7575
Calgary, Alta.
 T2P 2R4


2022 Levy and Tax Rates      

as set by Property tax Rate Bylaw 2022/04. 


2022 Mill Rate

 General Municipal 

 School Foundation 

Seniors' Housing

Designated Industrial Property

Total

Residential/Farmland

8.8749

2.5423

0.1550

                -   

11.5722

Vacant Residential

10.9149

2.5423

0.1550

                -   

13.6122

Non-Residential Improved

10.8519

3.6192

0.1550

                -   

14.6261

Non-Residential Vacant

13.8589

3.6192

0.1550

                -   

17.6331

Non-Residential Large Business 

13.8589

3.6192

0.1550

                -   

17.6331

Linear

13.8589

3.6192

0.1550

0.0766

17.7097

Non-Residential Industrial (DIP)

13.8589

3.6192

0.1550

0.0766

17.7097

Provincial Grant In Lieu

10.9149

                   -

                   -

                -   

10.9149

Machinery & Equipment

13.8589

                   -

0.1550

                -   

14.0139


Municipal Purposes

 Assessment 

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/Farmland

$672,493,920

8.8749

$5,968,316 

Vacant Residential 

$10,620,080 

10.9149

$115,917 

Non-Residential Improved

$175,877,500 

10.8519

$1,908,605 

Non-Residential Vacant

$8,067,820 

13.8589

$111,811 

Non-Residential Large Business

$58,825,810 

13.8589

$815,261 

Industrial & Linear

$11,360,340 

13.8589

$157,442 

Machinery & Equipment

$227,030 

13.8589

$3,146 

Provincial Grant In Lieu

$9,938,280 

10.9149

$108,475 

Total Municipal Purposes

$947,410,780 

 

$9,188,973 


Alberta School Foundation

Assessment

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/Farmland

$683,114,000 

2.5423

$1,736,681

Non-Residential

$254,131,470 

3.6192

$919,753

Total Education Purposes
Note:  Excludes M&E, GIPOT

$937,245,470 

-

$2,656,434

Rocky Senior Housing Council/Westview Lodge
Note:  Excludes M&E, GIPOT
$937,472,5000.1550$145,308
Designated Industrial Property$11,606,9600.0766$889


TOTAL TAX LEVY

-

$11,991,604 




Clean Energy Improvement Program 

Residential property owners in the Town of Rocky Mountain House can finance up to 100% of their energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

The Clean Energy Improvement Program, or CEIP, is an innovative financing tool for residential property owners to finance up to 100% of energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. CEIP offers competitive financing and makes repayment convenient through your property’s regular tax bill.

This program provides an affordable way for homeowners to make energy-saving improvements to their homes through low interest financing. Plus, the program creates opportunities for local contractors.

PARTICIPANT & PROPERTY ELIGIBILITY

Must be the legal owner of an existing low-rise residential property located in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and meet all requirements listed in the Town of Rocky Mountain House Program Terms and Conditions. 

FINANCING TERMS & INTEREST RATE

The maximum financing term is the lesser of 20 years or the effective useful life (EUL) of the eligible upgrades. The EUL is the average time in years where the upgrade is expected to result in energy savings and is noted at myCEIP.ca/residential. The interest rate provided by the Town of Rocky Mountain House for eligible CEIP projects will not exceed the ATB prime interest rate plus 1%. 

ELIGIBLE UPGRADES

All eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades are posted at myCEIP.ca/residentialUpgrades must have a minimum cost of $3,000 to qualify for financing. 

For full program details, visit myCEIP.ca/RockyMountainHouse.  

















Helpful links:

Property tax Rate Bylaw 2022/04
Property Assessment Information Sheet
Property tax FAQ (Town of Rocky Mountain House)
Filing a property assessment complaint and preparing for your hearing (Alberta Municipal Affairs)
Assessments complaints form (Alberta Municipal Affairs - if you have trouble opening these forms, please download it directly from www.alberta.ca)
Assessments complaints agent authorization form  (Alberta Municipal Affairs - if you have trouble opening these forms, please download it directly from www.alberta.ca)
Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (Government of Alberta)
Limited assessment roll - current to June 17, 2022 (The full assessment roll is available for inspection at the Town Office (5116-50 Ave.) during regular business hours.) [HELPFUL HINT:  Open the limited assessment roll and type Ctrl + F. Enter the first four numbers of your address (ie: house number), and hit 'Enter" until the correct address is highlighted.]
Small Business Property Class Bylaw 2019/11F
Request for Information - Realtors
Request for Information - Lawyers