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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

 
The City completed a study that compares the following:

 

For more information:

City Hall, First Floor, 910 4th Ave S

P: 403 320 3950

F:  403 320 4956

 E: tax@lethbridge.ca

 
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