The County mails important notices to its residents several times each year. Sometimes this correspondence goes astray due to an incorrect or out-of-date mailing address on file with the County.
As more and more households abandon their land lines, it becomes increasingly problematic for County administrators to maintain accurate contact information.
Make Sure the County Has Your Correct Address
Those living in rural areas can have two addresses: a mailing address, and a municipal address (street address). Your municipal address is that blue sign at the end of the driveway.
While a municipal address helps emergency responders or courier services find your property, it doesn’t suffice as a mailing address. The County cannot mail correspondence to a municipal address; a current mailing address is required.
If you fail to receive County correspondence, you may be missing out on some important opportunities, like the chance to appeal your property’s assessed value, or the ability to have your say on your neighbour’s proposed development of a big gravel hauling business next to you. Even worse — you may have missed a letter indicating your property is going up for public auction due to tax arrears. If you haven’t received your Tax & Assessment Notice this year, or to confirm that your mailing address is on file, please call the County administration office at 780.785.3411.