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About Property Taxes


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

Property owners who can pay all or part of their taxes by June 30 are asked to do so to help fund essential City services that the community relies on. 

Recognizing the financial impact COVID-19, any property owners who are experiencing financial difficulty may make payments toward their tax bill until September 30 and no late penalties will be applied.

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We are asking that those that can pay all or part of the taxes by that date, please do so. The municipality provides essential services to the entire community including policing, ambulance, infrastructure and human services to help all citizens. Keeping these services working will be essential to keep the community functional through to our recovery.

Thank you for doing your part through this crisis.

 
  
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WE’RE HERE TO HELP: We understand that it can be difficult to pay off financial debts. If you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know how you are going to pay your taxes, please contact us. We are available to talk about possible solutions to your property tax debts. Our Tax Arrears Payment Plan (TAPP) is a monthly payment option to help you pay down property tax debt. After successfully completing the program, we will reduce the penalty amount owing by half. Please contact 311 or email tax@lethbridge.ca to discuss if this program works for you. 

If you have already enrolled in the TAPP program, we thank you for your commitment.

 
  
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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, penalties will not be applied on any unpaid tax balances until October 1. Remember that penalties are only applied on the unpaid part of the tax bill so paying what you can helps eliminate or at least reduce this additional cost.

Penalties will be applied on the outstanding balance on:

October 1 – 3%

November 1 - 4%

December 1 – 5%

 
  
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Yes. The City can put a hold your TIPP payments until October 1.  Please note that this deferral will increase your TIPP payment because everything deferred will be incorporated in the TIPP calculation for 8 equal monthly instalments starting Oct 1 to May 1, 2021.  

If you wish to proceed with a TIPP hold, please call 311 to be directed to a tax clerk or email tax@lethbridge.ca. We can discuss with you an estimate of what the new amount will be and provide you with the TIPP hold form to fill out and email (or mail) back.

 
  
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The Province has deferred the non-residential education tax by six months starting April 1 with a due date of September 30. The City has taken the Province’s lead by deferring the total current year tax bill to September 30 for all non-residential and residential property owners. 

> Read the message from the Government of Alberta about non-residential education tax deferral 


The City asks that those who can pay all or part of their taxes by June 30, to please do so. The municipality provides essential services to the entire community including policing, ambulance, infrastructure and human services to help all citizens. Keeping these services working will be essential to keep the community functional through to our recovery.


2020 Property Taxes: Questions & Answers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Your property tax is made up of:

  • A municipal portion - based on the budget City Council sets 

  • *An education tax - to support the public education system, which includes public and separate school boards. The Government of Alberta determines the amount of education tax each municipality in Alberta will pay.

  • *A Green Acres tax - to support the operation of their senior housing management body in Southern Alberta. This rate is set by the green Acres Foundation. 

  • Some residents also pay local improvement charges

*The City of Lethbridge is required by legislation to collect additional taxes from property owners on behalf of the Government of Alberta and the Green Acres Foundation. This is not additional revenue for the City. The City of Lethbridge only collects these taxes and has no jurisdiction or control over the tax allocation or operations of these entities.



For more information

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Email: tax@lethbridge.ca or assessment@lethbridge.ca
Address: City Hall, 1st Floor, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6