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Taxes & Assessment

NOTICE: Bought or Sold a Property Lately?

 If you have recently purchased a property in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and have not received a notice of assessment, please contact the Property Taxation Coordinator at the Town office.  Due to delays at the Alberta Land Titles Office we may not have received the change of ownership information before the assessment notices were mailed on March 11. Please be ready to show proof of ownership so we may provide you with your new property’s assessed value. 

(Similarly, if you received an assessment notice for a property you no longer own, please call us today!)

Property Taxation Coordinator
403-845-2866
propertytaxes@trmh.ca


Municipal property assessment

Property assessment notices were mailed on March 11.

Notices are considered received 10 days after mailing.

Accurate Assessment Group was contracted to conduct and prepare the 2021 Rocky Mountain House Property Assessment and in this process they conducted an intensive review of the assessment.  The vast majority of property assessment in Rocky Mountain House is comprised of market value assessment whereby the goals of assessment are fairness and equity between properties and having each property assessment reflect market value as of July 1st each assessment year and reflect its physical condition as of December 31st each assessment year. If you have questions, feel free to contact Accurate Assessment Group and they will be able to explain the assessment process, discuss your property assessment, and perform a physical inspection and assessment review of the property if requested or required.


Please review your property assessment notice well before the complaint deadline. Important information on how to file an assessment complaint appears on the back of your notice.

Municipal property taxation 

Pre-Authorized Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

The Town of Rocky Mountain House offers pre-authorized tax instalment payment plans to help property owners meet their taxation obligations. This program may be a benefit to you. The following are some of the highlights of the plan:

  •     Your instalments for January - June will be based on your previous years' taxes divided by 12 equal monthly payments.    
  •     When taxes are levied for the current year, your monthly payments will be adjusted for the property taxation notice which is mailed in June.    
  •     There will be no penalty levied on unpaid current taxes for those participating in the plan.    
  •     On signing an authorization form, your monthly payments will automatically be deducted from your bank account. A void cheque or authorization form from your bank must be included with your tax pre-authorization form.    
  •     If you have property tax arrears, you may join TIPP by entering into a Tax Agreement with the Town for monthly repayment, please contact the Property Tax Clerk for details.
  •     You may enrol at any time.

If you are interested in participating in the plan, please contact the Tax Clerk at 403-845-2866. You may download the application form here.

TIPP Application Form 2022
If you wish to cancel your enrolement in TIPP, please use the TIPP Cancellation Form 2022.
To change your personal details for a current TIPP enrolement, please use the TIPP Change of Details Form 2022.

Other Payment Options

Property taxes are due on the last business day of July.  

Cash, cheque, bank draft or debit payments are accepted at the Town Office (5116-50 Ave) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You may send your cheque payment by mail to:
Town of Rocky Mountain House
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs) can be completed at any time from your home computer or device via online banking.

Due to high transaction fees, credit card payments are no longer accepted at the Town Office for municipal taxes. Credit Card payments may be completed online through www.paysimply.caThis secure, third-party Canadian payment provider accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express for a convenience fee.

Change of address for property tax assessment notice

Under the Municipal Government Act, Section 337, a tax bill is considered to have been received by the property owner seven days after mailing.

If you require a change of mailing address for your property tax assessment notice, you can print off the Change of Address Form and return it to the Town Office:

Email:    propertytaxes@rockymtnhouse.com
Fax: 403-845-3230
Mail: Town of Rocky Mountain House
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
               T4T 1B2

Be sure to change your mailing address through Alberta Land Titles as well, as it is the property owner's responsibility to keep the information on Alberta Land Titles up-to-date. You will require the legal description of your property which is shown on your tax bill.

Alberta Land Titles office locations

Edmonton
Phone 780-427-2742

John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street

Mailing address:
Land Titles Office
Box 2380
Edmonton, Alta.
T5J 2T3
Calgary
Phone 403-297-6511

Service Alberta Building
710 4th Ave. S.W.

Mailing address:
Land Titles Office
Box 7575
Calgary, Alta.
 T2P 2R4


2021 Levy and Tax Rates      

as set by Tax Rate Bylaw 2021/06. 

2021 Mill Rate

 General Municipal 

 School Found. 

Senior Foundation

DIP

Total
 Mill Rate

Residential/Farmland

         9.7618 

            2.8005 

             0.1000 

                -   

         12.6623 

Vacant Residential

       11.8018 

            2.8005 

             0.1000 

                -   

         14.7023 

Non-Residential Improved

       11.7388 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         15.9406 

Non-Residential Vacant

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         18.9476 

Non-Res Large Business 

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

                -   

         18.9476 

Linear

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

       0.0766 

         19.0242 

Non-Res Industrial (DIP)

       14.7458 

            4.1018 

             0.1000 

       0.0766 

         19.0242 

Provincial Grant In Lieu

       11.8018 

                   -

                   -

                -   

         11.8018 

Machinery & Equipment

       14.7458 

                   -

             0.1000 

                -   

         14.8458 


Municipal Purposes

 Assessment 

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/ Farmland

               631,024,410 

9.7618

$                      6,159,934 

Vacant Residential 

                   9,588,370 

11.8018

$                         113,160 

Non-Residential Improved

               157,791,160 

11.7388

$                      1,852,279 

Non-Residential Vacant

                   5,839,260 

14.7458

$                           86,105 

Non-Residential Large Business

                 46,841,170 

14.7458

$                         690,711

Industrial & Linear

                 11,118,470 

14.7458

$                         163,951

Machinery & Equipment

                      191,500 

14.7458

$                              2,824 

Provincial Grant In Lieu

                 10,170,770 

11.8018

$                        120,033 

Total Municipal Purposes

               872,565,110 

 

$                     9,188,996 


Alberta School Foundation

Assessment

Mill Rate

Total Collected

Residential/ Farmland

               640,612,780 

2.8005

 $                        1,794,038 

Non-Residential

221,590,060 

4.1018

 $                           908,913 

Total Education Purposes
Note:  Excludes M&E, GIPOT 

862,202,840

 

 $                     2,702,951 

Rocky Senior Housing Council/Westview Lodge 

               862,394,340 

0.1000

 $                             86,239 

Designated Industrial Property

                 11,458,420 

0.0766

 $                                   878 

TOTAL TAX LEVY

 

 $                   11,979,064 





Clean Energy Improvement Program 

Residential property owners in the Town of Rocky Mountain House can finance up to 100% of their energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

The Clean Energy Improvement Program, or CEIP, is an innovative financing tool for residential property owners to finance up to 100% of energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. CEIP offers competitive financing and makes repayment convenient through your property’s regular tax bill.

This program provides an affordable way for homeowners to make energy-saving improvements to their homes through low interest financing. Plus, the program creates opportunities for local contractors.

PARTICIPANT & PROPERTY ELIGIBILITY

Must be the legal owner of an existing low-rise residential property located in the Town of Rocky Mountain House and meet all requirements listed in the Town of Rocky Mountain House Program Terms and Conditions. 

FINANCING TERMS & INTEREST RATE

The maximum financing term is the lesser of 20 years or the effective useful life (EUL) of the eligible upgrades. The EUL is the average time in years where the upgrade is expected to result in energy savings and is noted at myCEIP.ca/residential. The interest rate provided by the Town of Rocky Mountain House for eligible CEIP projects will not exceed the ATB prime interest rate plus 1%. 

ELIGIBLE UPGRADES

All eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades are posted at myCEIP.ca/residentialUpgrades must have a minimum cost of $3,000 to qualify for financing. 

For full program details, visit myCEIP.ca/RockyMountainHouse.  

















Helpful links:

Property Tax Bylaw 2021/06
Property Assessment Information Sheet
Property tax FAQ (Town of Rocky Mountain House)
Filing a property assessment complaint and preparing for your hearing (Alberta Municipal Affairs)
Assessments complaints form (Alberta Municipal Affairs - if you have trouble opening these forms, please download it directly from www.alberta.ca)
Assessments complaints agent authorization form  (Alberta Municipal Affairs - if you have trouble opening these forms, please download it directly from www.alberta.ca)
Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (Government of Alberta)
Limited assessment roll - current to March 21, 2022 (The full assessment roll is available for inspection at the Town Office (5116-50 Ave.) during regular business hours.) [HELPFUL HINT:  Open the limited assessment roll and type Ctrl + F. Enter the first four numbers of your address (ie: house number), and hit 'Enter" until the correct address is highlighted.]
Small Business Property Class Bylaw 2019/11F
Request for Information - Realtors
Request for Information - Lawyers