Published on May 31, 2022
Understanding Your 2022 Taxation
Alberta Land Titles Processing Delays & Impact on Assessment and Taxation Notices
Alberta Land Titles is reporting a three to four-month delay in processing land title transfers. In cases where a property has recently been sold, this may result in new owners not receiving their combined Assessment and Tax Notice mailed on May 31. If you did not receive your assessment and tax notice as a result of these delays, you can still find your 2022 assessment amount by searching for your property on the City’s interactive assessment maps
- If you have questions regarding the tax amount of a property, please contact taxation at 780-459-1516 or email@example.com. Assessment inquiries may be made at 780-459-1603.
- When speaking with an assessor or tax representative, you may be asked to provide additional information to verify your ownership of your property if the title transfer has not been completed by Alberta Land Titles.
NOTE: The deadline for payment of taxes remains June 30, 2022.
On May 16, 2022, City Council passed Bylaw 22/2022 – the 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw. The Municipal Government Act requires the City to annually adopt a Tax Rate Bylaw. Bylaw 22/2022 is expected to generate a combined $154,691,283 in tax revenue. The passing of this bylaw provides funding for the City’s programs and service levels, as approved in the 2022 Municipal Operating Budget.
How Much Will Taxes Increase?
- Residential Property – 2.8 per cent Increase
An overall increase of 2.8 per cent will be seen in the total tax requirement for a residential property worth $450,000. This includes a 3.0% increase to the Education Tax and -10% reduction to the Homeland Housing Requisition.
- Non-Residential Property – 2.2 per cent Increase
A commercial property worth $935,000 will see an increase of 2.2 per cent overall in taxes, with 2.8 per cent related to municipal tax requirements and another 0.5 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 2020 and June 2021, St. Albert’s residential real estate market was led by the single family dwelling and duplex markets. St. Albert experienced an average increase of 3.4% in residential values. The non-residential inventory experienced a decrease of –1.6% on average as the market stablized, but was still was affected by COVID-19.
When Should I Expect My 2022 Property Assessment and Taxation Notice?
- Dates and Deadlines
- 2022 Assessment and Taxation Notices Distribution Date - sent to residents on May 31
- Property Assessment Appeals Deadline - August 8, 2022
- Payment Options
Please note our front counter service changes. As of January 1, 2022 in person front counter hours have changed to 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Staff remain available by phone or email from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Payment can be made through:
- Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
The Pre-Authorized Tax (PAT) Payment Plan allows for the payment of property taxes in 12 monthly instalments from January to December.
- Your Financial Institution
City of St. Albert Property Tax payments are accepted at most financial institutions via in-branch banking and ATM. Allow at least 3 business days for processing.
- In Person Main floor at St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street: Monday to Friday during normal business hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Credit cards are not accepted for payment of taxes. If paying in person by debit card, please ensure the daily limit on your card allows for the transaction amount.
- The Drop Box (5 St. Anne Street)
Outside of normal business hours, you can drop off your payment through the mail slot located on the right-hand side of the front doors at St. Albert Place. Cheques only please (do not deposit cash).
- By Mail (5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert AB T8N 3Z9)
Cheques should be made payable to the City of St. Albert. Receipt for payment of taxes provided upon request only. Must be postmarked on or before the due date.
- By Telephone or Internet Banking
Create a new 'payee' by searching 'City of St. Albert' Taxes. Your tax roll number from your current tax notice is your account number. Allow at least 3 business days for processing.
- Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
Online Assessment and Taxation Records
To access your account online, sign up for MyCity
For more information:
- Tax Department
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
- Assessment Department
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Last edited: June 1, 2022