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Taxes & Assessment

Municipal property taxation


Your tax dollars are used to fund municipal services and operations such as policing, public works, roads and parks. Your tax dollars also fund education and seniors housing. The amount that you pay for municipal services, provincial education and seniors housing is detailed on your tax notice. 

It is important to note that your council only controls the tax rate for municipal services. The provincial government determines the amount the town must collect for education and seniors housing on its behalf.

Combined Property Assessment and Tax Notices
The Assessment Roll and Taxation Roll of the Town of Rocky Mountain House are prepared under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act. Combined Property Assessment and Tax Notices are mailed out each year in May. 

The Assessment Roll is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Town of Rocky Mountain House located at 5116 – 50 Avenue. A limited assessment roll is available online.

If you have concerns about your property assessment contact the Property Tax Clerk at the Town Office (403-845-2866), who will try to resolve your concern before you file a formal appeal. 

If you wish to appeal your property assessment you must do so in writing within sixty days from the mailing date of the Notices. The Final Date of Appeal is a legislated time limit and cannot be extended under any circumstances. Find out more about the appeal process here. Additional important information regarding the Appeal process can be found on the reverse side of your Notice.

If you have questions about your Assessment and Tax Notice, or if you do not receive your Assessment and Tax Notice, please contact the Town Office at 403-845-2866.

Pre-Authorized Tax Instalment Payment Plan

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 - April 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 to pay property tax and assessment notice which is mailed in May.    
  •     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.    
  •     All tax arrears must be paid before you can participate in a plan.    
  • 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 yearly on the 31st 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:     llambert@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

2019 Levy and Tax Rates      

Assessment Class 

Assessment Value

Municipal Tax Rate 

Education Tax Rate

Seniors Foundation Tax Rate

Designated 
Industrial 
Property Tax Rate

Total Tax Rate

Tax Levy

Residential/Farmland 

671,624,420 

.009187 

.002373 

.000088 

 

.011649 

$7,823,859 

Vacant Residential

9,348,660 

.011227 

.002373 

.000088 

 

.013689 

$127,974 

Non-Res Commercial Improved

148,871,900 

.011164 

.003878 

 

            

.000088 

 

.015131 

$2,252,532 

Non-Res Commercial- 

Vacant 

5,560,650 

.014171 

.003878 

.000088 


.018138 

$100,860 

Non-Res Large Business

62,813,830 

.014171 

.003878 

.000088 


.018138 

$1,139,308 

Non-Res Large Business - Industrial & Linear

11,696,510 

.014171 

.003878 

.000088 

.000079 

.018216 

$213,069 

Machinery & Equipment - Large Business 

190,730 

.014171 


.000088 


.014259 

$2,720 

Provincial Grant in Lieu 

9,980,140 

.011164 




.011164 

$111,416 

Municipal Exempt Properties 

1,774,920 


.002373 

.000088 


.002462 

$4,369 

TOTAL

921,861,760 






$11,776,107 


Property Tax Bylaw 2019/12F

Helpful links:
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 2019 Assessment Roll (The full assessment roll is available for inspection at the Town Office (5116-50 Ave.) during regular business hours.)