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Property Taxes Information

Information on property taxes, assessment appeal, address change, name change & payment options.



 

PROPERTY TAXES

The tax amount on your Tax Notice & Property Assessment is for taxes levied from January to December of the current year. The assessment is based on assessments as of December 31st of the prior year.   The Town of Wembley Tax Notice & Property Assessment is mailed in mid-May and due by July 30th. For 2021 property taxes, if payment of 2021 taxes is not received by July 30th,2021, a late payment penalty of 18% (18 percent) on the outstanding current year taxes will be applied on August 4th and a late penalty amount of 18% (18 percent) on any arrears after December 31st, penalty applied January 4th, 2022

Town of Wembley property taxes consist of municipal and education taxes and local improvement charges. The Town is required to collect school requisitions on behalf of the Province and the Separate School Board.


2021 Tax Levy

RESIDENTIAL

PUBLIC

SEPARATE

General Municipal

9.4507 mills

9.4507 mills

Schools

2.6934 mills

2.6934 mills

Grande Spirit Housing Foundation 

0.0474 mills

0.0474 mills

Total Rate

12.1915 mills

12.1915 mills

 

COMMERCIAL

PUBLIC

SEPARATE

General Municipal

15.6996 mills

15.6996 mills

Schools

4.1905 mills

4.1905 mills

Grande Spirit Housing Foundation 

0.0474 mills

0.0474 mills

Total Rate

19.9375 mills

19.9375 mills

Designated Industrial (DI) Property tax rate: 0.0760

 

ASSESSMENT APPEALS   (Deadline for 2021 is July 20th, 2021)

Complaints & Appeals

The Government of Alberta introduced a single system of assessment complaints for the entire province starting in January 2010. This means the complaint process has changed as a result of amendments to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26 and Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation, 2018 AR 201/2017.

 

Assessment Review Board (County of Grande Prairie No.1) 

Assessment Review Boards hear complaints on assessments to ensure that assessments are fair and equitable in relation to assessments on other, similar properties in the municipality. The Board then directs any necessary amendments to be made to the assessment roll.

 

A Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) has been created to hear matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or non-assessment matters, such as local improvement taxes and business tax. The Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) is composed of trained local members that are appointed by Council.

 

A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all other matters. The Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) is composed of two trained local members and one provincially approved member who will be the presiding officer.

 

There is now a 67-day time period between the mailing of your assessment notice and the date complaints are due (Deadline: July 20, 2021). If you believe that your assessment is unfair or contains an error, you are encouraged to contact one of your local assessors prior to filing your complaint. Assessors may be able to make adjustments to your assessment based upon additional information, before a complaint is filed. If you and your assessor cannot come to a reasonable agreement the next step then becomes filing a Complaint/Appeal to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board, using the forms set out by Municipal Affairs. The forms and information needed to place a complaint can be obtained from either the County of Grande Prairie Administration Building or by downloading them from the Municipal Affairs Website.

 

Any fees associated with appeals are located on the back of the Assessment & Tax Notice and are as follows:

  • Residential and Farmland appeals $50 per account/All other assessment classes $500 per account.

 

Contact Info: Assessment Department Phone: 780-513-3952 / www.countygp.ab.ca/ (under Assessment Appeal).

 

ADDRESS CHANGES & NAME CHANGES

 All land ownership changes, and name changes are updated to our tax roll based solely on information provided by Alberta Land Titles. Address changes in our tax system will be made at the owner's request, but all name changes must be made through Alberta Land Titles. If you require a name change, please contact Alberta Land Titles at 780-427-2742. Address updates please send information to town office by mail or email admin@wembley.ca  

Click here for the contact information form to change or add your mailing address and phone number.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

 NEW Pre-Authorized Tax Payments (2021) ( Tax Installment Payment Plan aka TIPP)

The Town of Wembley offers its residents a new pre-authorized tax payment plan, which is a modern, easy way to pay property taxes. A few facts about the pre-payment plan are as follows:

Simplify payment of taxes by budgeting 12 installments from January to December;

No worry about paying all taxes within approx. 77 days of the mailing of tax notices;

The current year pre-authorized tax payment is based on the previous year actual taxes;

All prior arrears taxes must be paid for eligibility in the plan.

Tax Installment Pre-Authorization Form 

This form can be filled out and brought in or emailed to the town office with your Void Cheque or Direct Deposit information. Email: admin@wembley.ca

 

In Person (Currently by Appointment 780-766-2269)

Payment can be made in person at the Town of Wembley office at 9940-101 Street between 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (closed noon hour). Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card and Cheque are all excepted at the Town office.

 

Mail

Cheque and Money Orders can be sent to:

Town of Wembley

Box 89

Wembley, AB

T0H3S0

 

Telephone & Internet Banking

Offered through CIBC, BMO, ATB, RBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, TD Canada Trust, and Central 1 Credit Union. Add your Roll number as a bill payment (account number ex. 211.22 input as 21122).

 

Credit Card Option

PaySimply.ca Now Available! The simpler way to pay property taxes with your credit card.

Pay property taxes online. A convenience fee applies to cover payment handling and processing charges.

Please allow 3 business days for processing. PaySimply is a service provided by Payment Source.

Just follow these simple steps:

1. For property tax payments type paysimply.online/[municipality name][taxes] in your browser.

2. Enter your information in the Account Details page.

3. Select your payment method and enter your payment information.

4. Once payment has been successfully processed, you will receive a receipt via email.

PaySimply is a service provided by Payment Source Inc.

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For further information on the above, please contact the Town Office at (780)766-2269.