Assessment & Taxation

Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan Notice

Due to a technical error, some residents/businesses who are on Pre-Authorized Tax (PAT) payment plan for property taxation with the City of St. Albert experienced a duplicate payment taken out on July 31, 2020. The City is aware of the error and took immediate action to rectify the situation. We apologize to those affected and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Depending on the banking institution, some residents/businesses experienced a reversal on July 31; others on August 4, due to the Heritage Day long weekend. Unfortunately, the possibility exists for variance in application by the banks.

Also, depending on transaction timing, some taxpayers may have seen a reversal prior to the duplicate payment.

If you have not seen a credit, please contact your banking institution directly.

Anyone who has incurred a non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee is asked to contact the City directly at 780-459-1516 during regular business hours.

Important Notice

On March 23, 2020 Council passed a bylaw cancelling the April 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020 tax penalties for taxes in arrears.

Council also approved deferring the payment deadline for the 2020 taxes from June 30 to September 30, 2020. This will give all City property owners an additional 90 days to pay their taxes.

Property owners enrolled for pre-authorized monthly taxation instalments who are not able to pay their August tax instalment in full must notify Assessment and Taxation by email

  • By August 11, 2020 at the latest for property owners that pay on the 15th of the month.
  • By August 25, 2020 at the latest for property owners that pay at the end of the month.

Unless listed on the facility closures or listed above, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online.

The City of St. Albert strives to deliver accurate and equitable property assessments that are essential for the distribution of the annual tax levy. The Assessment Department calculates the assessment according to provincial legislation and guidelines.

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Last edited: August 5, 2020