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About Property Taxes

The 2017 budgets for Municipal, Provincial Education, and Green Acres Foundation increased by an average of 2.5%. 

Your property tax is made up of:

  • A municipal portion - based on the budget City Council sets (about 76% of your total residential bill)
  • A provincial education portion - The Alberta Government sends the City an invoice for the education tax. The City of Lethbridge is required to collect this tax from property owners on behalf of the province (about 23% of your total residential bill)
  • A Green Acres portion - The Green Acres Foundation sends the City an invoice for the senior citizen housing management body in Southern Alberta (about 1% of your total residential bill)
  • Some residents also pay local improvement charges
Property taxes are due on the last business day of June. 

The final tax rates are not set until late April or May, when the budget for municipal services is finalized and the provincial requisition for education taxes has been received.


What You Can Do


Find the 2018 tax rates and how they are calculated


Learn about acceptable methods of payment for your property taxes. Cheques, money order, cash, internet banking, or debit are all accepted.


Sign up for the Tax Instalment Pre-payment Plan, a convenient monthly tax payment plan where you can spread your payments over the year. 


Find out what the relationship is between your property taxes and property assessment.

Property Tax Statistics

Have you ever wondered how the City of Lethbridge stacks up against other municipalities in Alberta? 
The City completed a study that compares the following:
Ever wondered about how the assessment change from year-to-year is affected by the new tax rates?
With an average single family house value going from $260,800 in 2016 to $262,500 in 2017, this is how the average tax bill would differ:
2016 Total​ 2017 Total​ Annual Increase​ Percent Change​
Municipal Property Tax​$2,041$2,106​$653.2%​
Provincial Education Tax​$630​$633$30.5%​
Green Acres Foundation​$34$33-$1​-2.2%​
Total Property Tax Bill​$2,705$2,772$672.5%​

For more information:

City Hall, First Floor, 910 4th Ave S

P: 403 320 3950

F:  403 320 4956


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