How can I pay my taxes?
Tax payments are payable to Lacombe County and can be made using one of the following options:
- By mail lo: Lacombe County, RR3, Lacombe AB T4L 2N3
Mailed payments must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than August 31th of the current year.
If the postmark is illegible or missing the actual date of receipt by the Lacombe County will apply.
- In person at the County office during regular office hours (Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Deposited in the envelope mail box located at the Spruceville Road entrance to the County office
- Electronically: Through electronic payment methods, including internet banking and electronic funds transfer (ETF). Funds must be received in Lacombe County's bank account no later than August 31th of the current year
- By Credit Card: Visit www.lacombecounty.com and click on the “Option to pay” link. You will be directed to a secure third-party site to make payment by credit card. Please note that there is a fee for this service. Lacombe County does not receive any of the credit card fees.
- Through Lacombe County's Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)
- By post dated cheque dated no later than August 31th of the current year
When taxes are to be paid by a mortgage company, the owner is responsible for ensuring that the taxes are paid on time. Tax information has been sent to your mortgage company only if so stated on the front of this notice. To ensure your payments are credited lo your account please include this top "tear-away" portion of your assessment and tax notice, or provide your 10 digit tax roll number with your payment.
When are my taxes due?
To avoid all penalties, due date for tax payment is the LAST BUSINESS DAY OF AUGUST.
On September 1, a penalty of 6% will be applied to all taxes remaining unpaid after August 31.
An additional 10% penalty will be added on December 1 for all taxes remaining unpaid after November 30
NOTE: The above due date and penalties DO NOT APPLY to Ratepayers enrolled in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
Why has my property assessment changed?
Assessments are prepared annually to reflect physical changes to real property and to take into account fluctuations in market conditions. Assessment values can either be based on Provincially Regulated valuation Rates, such as Farmland or Machinery and Equipment; or the Market Value Standard, where sales of similar properties are reviewed and reflected in the assessed value of your property.
What if I have a concern about my assessment?
If you have a concern about your assessment, please contact the County Assessor. The Assessment Roll, which lists the assessment values for the municipality, can be viewed at the County Office during regular business hours.
What should I do if I want to file a complaint against my assessment?
If your concerns are not satisfied after you have reviewed your assessment with an assessor, you may file a complaint against your assessment to the Assessment Review Board. Complaints must be filed with the County on or before the final date of the complaint as shown on the property assessment and tax notice.
To file a complaint, you must state the reasons why you feel the assessment is not correct. Complaints must be filed using the Government of Alberta “Assessment Review Board Complaint" Form and must be accompanied by payment of an appeal fee for each parcel being appealed. If the Assessment Review Board makes a decision in your favour the appeal fee will be refunded. REMEMBER, complaints can only be filed against assessments, not against taxes or tax rates.
For more information regarding assessment complaints see How to File a Complaint.
If you have other questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our County Assessors at (403) 782-6601 or in person at the County Office.