Assessment

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Your property tax assessment was completed using the guidelines contained in the Municipal Government Act.  The Government of Alberta has published a Guide to Property Assessment & Taxation in Alberta that you can download for further information.  Copies are also available at the County office during regular business hours.

  • All municipalities are required, by law, to use and follow this Act.
  • Assessors use sales information to calculate the value of your property - market value, not the assessor, determines the value of your property as similar properties will have comparable assessed values.
  • All farmland properties are now assessed using the Productivity Levels prescribed in the current provincial legislation designed to measure the potential capability of farmland to produce income from farming operations.
The full tax rate bylaw is attached here, or read below for summary:



MUNICIPAL  Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Residential $ 677,991,010  $ 4,123,745  6.0823
 Farmland $ 61,034,740  $ 1,025,072  16.7949
 Non-Residential $ 42,620,490  $ 738,933  17.3375
 Pipe & Power $ 130,714,230  $ 2,266,258   17.3375
 Machinery & Equipment $ 37,318,220  $ 647,005   17.3375
 Total Municipal $ 949,678,690 $ 8,801,013 
 
EDUCATION  Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Residential and Farmland $ 728,443,113  $ 1,871,662  2.5694
 Non-Residential $ 173,205,000  $ 625,097  3.6090
 Opted-Out School Board
 Evergreen CRSD
 Residential and Farmland $ 8,785,937  $ 22,574   2.5694
 Non-Residential $ 34,290  $ 124   3.6090
 Total Education $ 910,468,340 $ 2,519,457 
 
BARRHEAD & DISTRICT
SOCIAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION
 Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Total $ 947,786,560  $ 106,815  0.1127
 
 
ALBERTA MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
DESIGNATED PROPERTIES REQUISITION
 Assessment  Tax Levy  Tax Rate
 Total $ 178,186,790  $ 14,005  0.0786
 

 Tax Levy Grand Total
 $11,441,290
We accept payment by cash, debit, cheque, online banking or through e-transfer to payments@countybarrhead.ab.ca.
 
If paying by e-transfer from an account where the name of the bank account holder is different than the name on the property taxes, you must contact the County office at 780-674-3331 or email payments@countybarrhead.ab.ca to notify staff of which tax roll your payment is to be applied to.

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

About the Plan

Through passing of Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) By-Law 3-2019, the County of Barrhead now offers the TIP Plan for County property owners.  The by-law enables taxpayers to equal monthly instalment payments at no additional cost and without penalty as long as the TIPP remains in good standing.

Benefits & How It Works:

  • Taxpayers can sign up at any time
  • No penalties shall be imposed with respect to the outstanding balance of the taxes for the current year as long as the Tax Instalment Plan (TIPP) remains in good standing.
  • Monthly payments calculated on current or estimate taxes divided by the number of months remaining on the calendar year.
  • Payments are adjusted once current year tax levy is determined to ensure a zero balance by December 31 of that year.
  • Taxpayers in arrears are able to register for the plan and remain on the plan as long as their TIPP remains in good standing.
  • Those who are subdividing, must have taxes paid in full; meaning, taxpayers in the subdivision process would be required to cancel the TIPP program, pay any outstanding amount in full, and then re-register for TIPP.

Payments can be made by:

  • Automatic Withdrawals

Existing Plan Members

If already registered, you will remain enrolled for the next year unless written notice is received that you would like to cancel your enrollment by the 15th day of the month preceding the next payment.

Click here for the registration form and Frequently Asked Questions.

A complaint may be made about any of the following matters, as shown on an assessment or tax notice:

  • the description of a property or business
  • the name and mailing address of an assessed person or taxpayer
  • an assessment amount
  • an assessment class
  • an assessment sub-class
  • the type of property
  • the type of improvement
  • school support
  • whether the property is assessable
  • whether the property or business is exempt from taxation under Part 10.
There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate.
 
You have 60 days from the Notice of Assessment date (as printed on your Combined Assessment and Property Tax Notice) to file a complaint with the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.

First, if you believe your property assessment is inaccurate, please contact the County Assessor at 780-674-3331.  If you and the assessor cannot come to an agreement, you may proceed by filing a formal complaint on the prescribed form to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board.  The Assessment Review Board has the authority to review your assessment and direct the Assessor.

An assessment complaint must be filed using the Government of Alberta "Assessment Review Board Complaint Form” - number LGS1402. Alternatively, if you intend to have an agent submit a complaint on your behalf, it must be authorized in writing on the Government of Alberta "Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization" 

It is important to complete all fields on the complaint form that are relevant to your property.  This will help the assessment review board clerk schedule the appropriate amount of time for your hearing to allow the board members to familiarize themselves with your case prior to the hearing.

The Government of Alberta has published a downloadable guide to "Filing a Property Assessment Complaint and Preparing for Your Hearing"

 Assessment complaints must be returned to:

 

 Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
 County of Barrhead
 5306 49 Street
 Barrhead, AB T7N 1N5

 


 Passing of 2020 Property Tax Bylaw 10-2020  May 19, 2020
 Mailing of 2020 Combined Assessment & Tax Notice  May 29, 2020
 Notice of Assessment Date  June 8, 2020
 Payment Deadline for 2020 Property Taxes  September 30, 2020
 Deadline for Filing a Property Assessment Appeal  August 7, 2020
 Late Payment Penalty of 8% Applied to All Unpaid Taxes After  September 30, 2020
 Late Payment Penalty of 4% Applied to All Unpaid Taxes After  November 30, 2020
 Late Payment Penalty of 4% Applied to All Unpaid Taxes After  February 28, 2021

A Tax Certificate is a legal document from the County of Barrhead indicating the financial status of taxes for a particular property.  The certificate indicates whether taxes for the subject property are paid or are in arrears.
 
Tax Certificates may be required by individuals, law firms, or financial institutions when a property is being sold, refinanced or as verification of paid taxes for other purposes.
 
Tax Certificates cost $25 per parcel and may be purchased by submitting a written request.  Requests can be faxed, emailed, or mailed and must include:
  • Legal address (long legal, urban legal, or municipal address) of the property in question
  • Contact information for the individual or firm requesting the Tax Certificate
 Fax  780-674-2777
 Email  info@countybarrhead.ab.ca
 Mail
 County of Barrhead
 5306 49 Street
 Barrhead, AB T7N 1N5

Payments for Tax Certificates can be made to the County of Barrhead via cash, cheque, debit or e-transfer.  E-transfer payments can be sent to payments@countybarrhead.ab.ca.