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Taxes & Assessment

***NEW THIS YEAR***

Separate Property Assessment Notices and Property Taxation Notices
The 2021 Property Assessment Notices were mailed out on February 19, 2021. 
Tax Notices were mailed on May 21.
The deadline to pay your 2021 taxes is July 30, 2021. Penalties will be applied to late accounts.


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.

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


2021 Levy and Tax Rates      

as set by Tax Rate Bylaw 2021/06. 

2021 Mill Rate

 General Municipal 

 School Found. 

Senior Foundation

DIP

Total
 Mill Rate

Residential/Farmland

         9.7618 

            2.8005 

             0.1000 

                -   

         12.6623 

Vacant Residential

       11.8018 

            2.8005 

             0.1000 

                -   

         14.7023 

Non-Residential Improved

       11.7388 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         15.9406 

Non-Residential Vacant

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         18.9476 

Non-Res Large Business 

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         18.9476 

Linear

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

       0.0766 

         19.0242 

Non-Res Industrial (DIP)

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

       0.0766 

         19.0242 

Provincial Grant In Lieu

       11.8018 

                   -

                   -

                -   

         11.8018 

Machinery & Equipment

       14.7458 

                   -

             0.1000 

                -   

         14.8458 


Municipal Purposes

 Assessment 

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/ Farmland

               631,024,410 

9.7618

$                      6,159,934 

Vacant Residential 

                   9,588,370 

11.8018

$                         113,160 

Non-Residential Improved

               157,791,160 

11.7388

$                      1,852,279 

Non-Residential Vacant

                   5,839,260 

14.7458

$                           86,105 

Non-Residential Large Business

                 46,841,170 

14.7458

$                         690,711

Industrial & Linear

                 11,118,470 

14.7458

$                         163,951

Machinery & Equipment

                      191,500 

14.7458

$                              2,824 

Provincial Grant In Lieu

                 10,170,770 

11.8018

$                        120,033 

Total Municipal Purposes

               872,565,110 

 

$                     9,188,996 


Alberta School Foundation

Assessment

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/ Farmland

               640,612,780 

2.8005

 $                        1,794,038 

Non-Residential

221,590,060 

4.1018

 $                           908,913 

Total Education Purposes
Note:  Excludes M&E, GIPOT 

862,202,840

 

 $                     2,702,951 

Rocky Senior Housing Council/Westview Lodge 

               862,394,340 

0.1000

 $                             86,239 

Designated Industrial Property

                 11,458,420 

0.0766

 $                                   878 

TOTAL TAX LEVY

 

 $                   11,979,064 





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 Bylaw 2021/06
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)
Assessments complaints agent authorization form (Alberta Municipal Affairs)
Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (Government of Alberta)
Limited assessment roll  (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