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City Council sets 2019 tax rates

April 29, 2019 7:00 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

City Council approved Red Deer’s property tax rates for 2019. 

The tax rates are set each year to fund the municipal tax requirement, the Alberta Education requisition, and the Piper Creek Foundation (now operating as Bridges Community Living). This year, the requisitions resulted in total tax increases of 1.89 per cent for residential and non-residential property types, and 4.09 per cent for multifamily property types. 

“City Council finalizes property tax rates every spring to ensure the municipal and requisition funding requirements are met,” said Joanne Parkin, Revenue and Assessment Services Manager. “The largest requisition is collected on behalf of the province to fund education. This year, The City will collect $46.3 million in property taxes on behalf of the Government of Alberta to fund the school system. This comprises 28% of the average residential tax bill.”  

The approved $136.4 million municipal property tax requirement will fund the programs and services provided to City of Red Deer residents every day.

“Our municipal taxes are essential to maintaining the services The City provides from the upkeep of our roads and parks, to providing police and emergency services,” said Parkin. “It’s about delivering necessary services for the maintenance of infrastructure and sustainability of our city.”

The tax increase means a typical house assessed at $325,000 will pay $4.87 per month more in total property tax. This brings the total annual tax bill to $3,151 from $3,092 in 2018, which is an increase of $58.44 annually.

Property tax notices will be mailed on May 21. Taxes are due on Friday, June 28. Penalties will be applied to outstanding balances on July 1 (those enrolled in the Tax Installment Plan are exempt). Property tax payments can be made at City Hall, online, at your financial institution, by mail, or through our Tax Instalment Plan.

For more information visit: www.reddeer.ca/tax.

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For more information, please contact:

Joanne Parkin
Revenue and Assessment Services Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8126 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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