Providing fair and transparent property valuations.
The Assessment & Taxation department is responsible for the valuation and classification of all real property, personal property, and business occupancies within Lesser Slave River for the purpose of distributing taxes fairly to the municipality's residents.Property assessment is the process of placing a dollar value on property for taxation purposes and is governed by Provincial Legislation.
This department works to establish the assessed value for all property within municipal boundaries; prepare the annual tax rate bylaws for the collection of property taxes; produce an annual assessment roll reflecting changes in property condition, ownership, boundaries, and exemption status; and provide guidance and communications to the public and liaises with the public regarding statutory requirements and tax policy.
- View the 2016 Municipal Tax Rate Information Bulletin.
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- Tax rates are set each year by Council
- Your tax bill covers the period of January to December of the taxation year
- Tax notices are mailed out by the end of April
- Taxes are due on or before June 30
- Late payment of taxes incur a 6% penalty on current charges on July 1st, 6% penalty on current charges on October 1st and 12% penalty on the total balance owing on January 1st
Pay Your Municipal Fees Online
Nowadays, most people are used to paying bills via online banking. Did you know that you can also pay your municipal taxes and utilities in the same manner? It's as simple as logging into your online banking service and selecting LESSER SLAVE RIVER #124 TAXES and LESSER SLAVE RIVER #124 UTIL as payees. It's a great way to save time, trees and postage.
If you have not received your notice by the end of April, contact the Tax Department at 780.849.4888 | Ext. 226.
Penalties still apply even if you did not receive a notice.
YOUR TAX NOTICEIn addition to your assessment information, you will see two tax sections on your notice:
The tax rates are set by the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River Council. They include:
Municipal Taxes: Generates the annual revenue required to support delivery of municipal services.
Seniors Foundation: Generates the amount of annual revenue required to support the requisitions from the Seniors Foundations – Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing and Westlock Foundation.
In addition to your assessment information, you will see two tax sections on your notice:
School/Education: Generates revenue to support the annual requisition from the Government of Alberta. The province sets the education tax rates on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) and Catholic School District. Every property owner in Alberta is responsible for paying school taxes regardless if they are using any service.
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