Property Tax & Assessment


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2020 Tax Notices will be mailed Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  Click here to view the information that will be included with your tax notice. 

Property taxes are collected to cover a portion of the expenses incurred by the County of Newell to provide its programs and services. Each year property taxes change. Tax changes are dependent upon two main factors - the assessed market value of your property and a change in the annual budget requirements.

Click on the link below for a listing of the various tax rates in the County since 2008.

Historical Tax Rates

Tax Payment Incentives & Penalties:

In recognition of the current economic challenges, Council passed a Tax Penalties & Incentive Bylaw (1991-20) that replaces the previous tax penalty bylaw.  This new bylaw provides for:

  • a discount of 8% applied to all current municipal taxes paid by June 15th;
  • a penalty of 5% applied to current year taxes outstanding as of December 15th;
  • a penalty of 10% applied to all taxes in arrears as of March 1st of each year.

The discount is applied only to the taxes that are retained by the County of Newell.  The School and Newell Foundation taxes are collected by the County, but then forwarded on to those respective parties. The 8% discount is applied only to the taxes listed under the Tax "Municipal” Category on your tax notice.

Tax Recovery Arrears Lists

As per the Municipal Government Act (Section 412(1)), a municipality must annually prepare a tax arrears list showing the parcels of land in the municipality in respect of which there are tax arrears for more then one year.  This document must be posted in a place that is accessible to the public:

 

Tax Sale by Public Auction will be held on November 4, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time – click for more information



Designated Manufactured Homes Lists

As per the Municipal Government Act (Section 436.03(1)), a municipality must annually prepare a designated manufactured home list showing the designated manufactured homes in the municipality in respect of which there are tax arrears of more the one year, and they may also show the designated manufactured home in the municipality in respect of which there are tax arrears for less than one year. This document must be posted in a place accessible to the public:

Designated Manufactured Home Tax Recovery Arrears List (Eligible for Sale in 2019)
Designated Manufactured Home Tax Recovery Arrears List (Eligible for Sale in 2020)

 

Do you have questions about your property assessment? Wondering why your assessment value is more than your purchase price? Do you disagree with your property assessment? What is a "tax rate”? For answers to these and many more questions regarding your property assessment, please click on the link(s) below.

Answers About Your Property Assessment

Assessment & Tax Information

Education Property Tax Facts & Information


Do you have questions or concerns about your property assessment but are unsure what to do next? Click on the following link for guidelines on the appropriate steps to take concerning your property assessment questions and concerns.

Assessment Appeals Guideline


Click on the following link to access the Municipal Affairs website for forms and general information regarding assessment complaints:

https://www.alberta.ca/property-assessment-complaints-and-appeals.aspx

 


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For questions regarding taxation and assessment, contact:

Assessment and Taxation Clerk
Shannon Biette
finance@newellmail.ca
403-794-2331