Published on June 1, 2021

Understanding Your 2021 Taxation

On May 17, 2021, City Council passed Bylaw 27/2021 – the 2021 Tax Rate Bylaw. The Municipal Government Act requires the City to annually adopt a Tax Rate Bylaw. Bylaw 27/2021 is expected to generate a combined $147,770,432 in tax revenue. The passing of this bylaw provides funding for the City’s programs and service levels, as approved in the 2021 Municipal Operating Budget. 

How Much Will Taxes Increase?

  • Residential Property – 0.1 per cent Increase
    An increase of 0.1 per cent will be seen in the total tax requirement for a residential property worth $435,000, with 0.7 per cent related to municipal tax requirements and –2.1 per cent relating to a decrease in Provincial Education Tax. Provincial legislation requires the City to levy and collect education taxes on behalf of the Province of Alberta. 
  • Non-Residential Property – 0.5 per cent Increase
    A commercial property worth $950,000 will see an increase of 0.5 per cent in taxes, with 0.7 per cent related to municipal tax requirements and another 0.1 per cent relating to the Province’s Education Tax.

How are Property Taxes Calculated?

Property taxes are distributed based on assessment values, which means properties throughout the City will be affected differently. Between July 2019 and June 2020, St. Albert’s residential real estate market continued to be resilient against the economic impacts of COVID-19. St. Albert experienced a small decrease in residential values. The non-residential inventory experienced a larger decrease of –5.2% on average.  As of July 1, 2020, the residential assessment base decreased in value by approximately –1.2% over the previous year. 
Learn more about how property taxes are calculated by downloading the Understanding Your 2021 Assessment & Taxation Notice brochure

When Should I Expect My 2021 Property Assessment and Taxation Notice?

  • Dates and Deadlines:
    • 2021 Assessment and Taxation Notices Distribution Date - sent to residents on May 31
    • Property Assessment Appeals Deadline - August 9, 2021 
  • Payment Options:
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City front counter services were closed to protect the safety of our residents and staff. Payment can be made through pre-authorized payment plan, your financial institution, the drop box located on the right-hand side of the front doors to St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street) or by mail.

For more information:

  • Tax Department
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Assessment Department

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Last edited: June 10, 2021