Assessment & Taxation

Fair and transparent property valuation

Assessment is the provincially-legislated process of placing dollar values on properties for taxation purposes.

The Assessment & Taxation department is responsible for the valuation and classification of real property, personal property, and business occupancies within the MD for the purpose of distributing taxes fairly to landowners.

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About Property Assessment

Governed by provincial legislation, property assessment is the process of placing a dollar value on properties in the MD for taxation purposes.

Assessment & Taxation Roles & Responsibilities

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.

Property Assessment Factors

The assessment & taxation process is governed by provincial legislation; Your property assessment is based on a market value estimate from the prior year as measured by the real estate marketplace (e.g.: property sales).

Farmland, linerar property, and industrial machinery & equipmen are assessed using a process regulated by Alberta Municipal Affairs rather than by market value. For information on the assessment of farmland or industrial machinery & equipment, contact the MD. For information on the assessment of linear property, contact the linear property assessment branch of the Government of Alberta at 780.422.1377.

ASSESSMENT-RELATED ISSUES
Email info (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.849.4888
Toll-Free 1.866.449.4888
Fax 780.849.4939

For any assessment-related questions or concerns, please contact the MD during office hours to speak with an Assessment & Taxation representative.

SAVE TIME, TREES AND POSTAGE BY PAYING YOUR TAXES ONLINE. VISIT YOUR ONLINE BANKING SERVICE AND ADD LESSER SLAVE RIVER #124 TAXES AS A PAYEE.

Understanding Your Taxes

Notice of Preparation of 2022 Assessment Roll

Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 made under the provisions of Section 302 and Section 307 of the Municipal Government Act has been prepared and will be open to inspection at the MD offices in Slave Lake and Flatbush from Monday to Friday during regular business hours throughout the year.

Any person who wishes to object to the entry of his/her name or that of any other person upon the said roll(s) or the assessed value upon any property must lodge his/her complaint(s) in writing with the Municipal District on or before JULY 26, 2022.

Combined Assessment & Tax Notices were mailed on May 19, 2022. Per Bylaw 2020-17, fees will be incurred for complaints lodged.

Assessment and Tax Notice

Your Assessment & Tax Notice covers the period from January 1 to December 31 of the current year. The MD’s assessment process has been conducted by Accurate Assessment Group Ltd. If you have any questions concerning your property assessment, please call Accurate Assessment Group Ltd. at 1.780.464.4655 or the MD office in Slave Lake at 780.849.4888, toll free: 1.866.449.4888.

Tax Due Date

Property tax payments are due no later than July 29 of each year. If payment is not received on or before the due date, penalties will be applied.

Penalties of 6% of current taxes owing are applied on July 30, October 1, and 12% is applied to the total balance owing on January 1 each year for non-payment of taxes. Failure to receive a tax notice is not a reason for non-payment of taxes. The postmark will determine the date of payment.

Assessment Complaints

If you do not agree with your assessment and wish to file a complaint with the Assessment Review Board, you must file the appropriate complaint form (and include the appeal fee) prior to July 26 of each year. 

Please note that the Assessment Review Board has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints about assessments for linear or designated industrial properties. Complaints about linear and designated industrial properties must be directed to the Municipal Government Board within the time period shown on the assessment notices.

Per Section 311 and 337 of the Municipal Government Act, all assessed persons are deemed to have received their assessment & tax notices as a result of this publication. Your taxes must be paid by the due date on the assessment even though you may have appealed your assessment. If your complaint is successful, any overpayment will be refunded or applied to any balances owing to the MD.

THE TIPP PROGRAM LETS YOU MAKE MONTHLY TAX PAYMENTS INSTEAD OF ONE LUMP SUM. THIS MAKES BUDGETING EASIER AND REDUCES THE RISK OF LATE PAYMENT FEES. CONTACT THE MD FOR DETAILS.

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