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Change of Mailing Address

In 2021, Canada Post changed over 1400 addresses in Wheatland County from rural route addresses to civic, or 911/blue sign, addresses.

We have mailed out the 2022 tax notices on April 21, 2022, and it’s important to have the correct address on file, as non-receipt of the tax notice doesn’t exempt you from late penalties.

If Canada Post changed your mailing address, you will need to fill out the Change of Mailing Address Form and email it to us at tax@wheatlandcounty.ca.
Please mail the original signed form to Land Titles Office.

Calgary Alberta Land Titles Office
Box 7575
Calgary, AB, T2P 2R4

Street Address: 710 4th Ave. S.W., Calgary
Phone: (403) 297-6511
Fax: (403) 297-8641
Email: lto@gov.ab.ca

Need help filling out the form? View our SAMPLE FORM here.

We usually only accept address changes directly from the Land Titles Office, but due to the changes made by Canada Post and delays at the Land Titles Office, we will accept changes directly from property owners until July 2022 providing they email us the signed Change of Address form.

If you have not received your tax notice by mid-May, please contact the Wheatland County Office. Taxes are due June 30 and late penalties will be applied on July 1.

Note: Under the Municipal Government Act, Section 337, a tax notice is deemed to have been received seven days after it is sent. Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from late payment penalties.

Property Tax Penalties

The Alberta Government introduced a Property Tax Late Penalty Reimbursement. If you recently purchased property, did not receive a tax notice, and paid a late payment penalty, you may be eligible for reimbursement. You are still responsible for ensuring your outstanding property tax is paid in full. The Government of Alberta will not reimburse additional late penalties incurred for non-payment.

For more information, click here

How your Tax Bill is Calculated

Each year, Wheatland County Council approves the budget required to support Wheatland services. From this amount, sources of revenue other than property tax, such as license fees, permits, and provincial grants, are subtracted. The balance is the amount raised by property taxes. In order to calculate property tax, rates have to be established. The tax rates reflect the amount of taxes to be paid for every $1,000 of assessed value. The Province of Alberta also establishes a tax rate based on the revenue it requires from property tax. There is a $25 minimum property tax amount per roll number. Education Property Tax Deferral is available for non-residential properties. More information is available at https://www.alberta.ca/seniors-property-tax-deferral-program.aspx.

Important Dates

Your Property Tax Bill covers the period from January 1 to December 31 annually. A combined Tax and Assessment notice is mailed typically in April with a due date of June 30. Failure to receive a tax notice does not exempt you from a penalty after the due date. A 5% penalty is added to any unpaid balance after June 30, and if not paid by November 30 another 5% penalty is applied. Taxes can be paid at the County office, at your bank, or through online banking.

Payment Methods

Check your Roll Number

The property tax roll number is linked to the property – not the owner. Especially when paying through the bank, confirm the roll number you have registered with your bank matches your most recent notice before making payment via branch, ATM, online or telephone banking. If you misapply a payment to your old property or to an invalid roll number, notify our office immediately. Incorrectly applied payments may result in a late payment penalty if the property taxes remain unpaid past the due date. Wheatland County is not responsible for errors and/or omissions. 

Own more than one property?

Owners of multiple properties need to register and make payment to each roll number separately. If you’ve recently sold a property, you may want to remove the account from your bill payment profile to ensure you do not accidentally use it.

School Support

Some areas within Wheatland County have separate school education available. If your property is within one of these areas, you may choose which education system you would like your school taxes to support. The School Declaration Form is also available at the County office. We must receive these declarations before December 31 in order to change the school support declaration for the following year. Please contact Property Tax Clerk if you have any questions or concerns.

Education Property Tax

Wheatland County is required by legislation to bill and collect school taxes on behalf of the Provincial government. While the County bills and collects school taxes, the County has no jurisdiction or control over school board budgets or operations. According to the Municipal Government Act, the County is required to include the education amounts on property tax bills.

Each year the province calculates the amount that each municipality must contribute towards the public education system. The calculation is based on a formula that includes the amount of assessment in each municipality.

For more information on education funding, contact Government of Alberta Education Property Tax line at (780) 422-7125 or toll-free by dialing (403) 310-0000.

Property Assessment

Property assessments are used to calculate the property tax amount. Learn more about the assessment process and how to submit a complaint.

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