Assessment & Taxation
The Revenue Behind Essential County Services
Sources of County Revenue
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
Enhanced fire and emergency services
Numerous other community-focused initiatives
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.
If you did not receive your notice, or have questions that have not been answered by the information in this section, please call the County administration office at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or email assessor (@) LSAC.ca.
What's in the Assessment & Taxation section...
This is certification under Sections 310(4) & 336(1) of the Municipal Government Act that 2020 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed to all property owners in Lac Ste. Anne County on Tuesday May 12, 2020.
Assessment & Taxation Resources
Council Enacts 2020 Utility and Property Tax Relief Measures
Recognizing that many are experiencing pressures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lac Ste. Anne County Council has authorized immediate relief measures for County residents and business owners.
These measures are designed to ease the financial burden for ratepayers in the short term. For those who have the means, payment of accounts prior to their due dates is advised. The following measures were ratified at the April 23, 2020 Lac Ste. Anne County Council meeting.
Utility Accounts (Water, Sewer and Garbage)
Billings for water, sewer and curbside garbage pickup will continue as normal. Utility bills are due monthly; however, penalties of 3.5% and other means of collection will not be imposed until September 1, 2020. Any Water/Sewer/Garbage amounts that remain unpaid at December 31, 2020 will be applied to the property tax roll in 2021.
Property Tax Deadline Extension
Property Tax Notices will be mailed in May 2020 as usual, with a payment deadline of June 30, 2020. Penalties on current taxes (not including the Tax Prepayment Plan) will be applied at 6% on September 1, 2020. On November 1, 2020, penalties to current arrears will be applied at 9%, and on January 1, 2021, a 9% penalty will be applied to the entire outstanding balance
Solid Waste Utility
The Solid Waste Utility billing will be mailed out in April 2020. The utility billing normally due on June 30, 2020, has been extended until August 31, 2020. Solid Waste utility bills outstanding on September 1, 2020 will be subject to a 3.5% penalty, and any billings that remain outstanding on December 31, 2020 will be applied to the property tax roll in 2021.
Lac Ste. Anne County remains committed to supporting the health and well-being of the community during this public health crisis. We understand that many residents and businesses are struggling with concerns related to finances, essential supplies and the health of their families, and we will continue to offer support wherever possible.
County Minute: Infrastructure
"We're finally catching up on our infrastructure, which is nice to see. It took a couple of really wet years we got behind, but we're back at it. We're catching up with incredible crews, incredible people. It's brought us back to just about to the place where we feel that it's acceptable."
— Reeve Joe Blakeman