The Assessment department annually prepares, communicates and defends property and business assessments across Lac Ste. Anne County. Through fair and equitable assessments, the resulting property and business taxes support the essential municipal services provided to County residents and business owners.
Property and business taxes are key sources of revenue for the County. These taxes provide the County with the funds required to deliver the many day-to-day services and programs that citizens need, want and deserve, such as:
- Road construction and infrastructure maintenance
- Parks, leisure facilities and programs
- Emergency services
- So much more
To ensure all property and business owners pay their fair share of municipal taxes, The County conducts assessments each year that reflect the market value for property or the typical net annual rental rate for business as of July 1 of the previous year, as provisioned by the Municipal Government Act. Assessment notices are mailed each year in May and are due by the end of June or beginning of July. Property and business owners should carefully review their notice and contact Assessment if they have any questions or would like more information.
Assessment & Taxation Resources
Use the County's assessment roll lookup feature to search individual assessments in the Lac Ste. Anne County region. Simply enter the rural address of the property you're looking for to view and download its assessment summary.
This section contains all current forms, bylaws and general information related to the County's Assessment & Taxation department. If you're searching for content not found here, please contact Lac Ste. Anne County Administration.
Property assessment is the process of assigning a dollar value to a property for taxation purposes. In Alberta, property is taxed based on the ad valorem principle, meaning that the amount of tax paid is based on the value of the property.
Property taxes consist of Municipal and Education taxes. If applicable, Local Improvement Levies and Special Taxes are also included. Failure to receive a tax/assessment notice is not considered sufficient reason for non-payment of taxes.