Property Tax Rates

General property taxation is the single most important source of revenue for local governments. Each year, Council must project the net amount of funds required through property taxes to support local services. General municipal tax rates are set once the budget is approved. Property tax notices are mailed in mid-May for the calendar year of January 1 to December 31. The general municipal tax rate, together with the assessed value and classification (property use – i.e., residential, non-residential, farm) of the taxable property, determines the taxation for each property. Please refer to the Beaumont, Alberta’s Tax Rate Bylaw.

Property taxes help pay for municipal services, including, fire, police, road maintenance, snow removal, parks, recreation facilities, family services and much more.


School Declaration – Roman Catholic School District


Your property taxes also include the educational tax rate set by the Province of Alberta, which are collected to fund public and separate schools. Property owners can direct their school taxes to the Roman Catholic School District by filling out the School Support Form and submitting it to the Town. You can check your assessment to confirm if you have already declared your taxes to the Roman Catholic School District. For more information please to the Municipal Affairs webpage or contact the Beaumont,Alberta. 


Tax Due Date


Annually, property owners are mailed a Combined Assessment and Tax Notice at the end of May with taxes due June 30th unless enrolled in our Tax Installment Plan. A 6% penalty will be added if current taxes are not paid on or before the due date. Bylaw 771-11 sets out the following additional penalties if your taxes remain unpaid:


Additional penalties if your taxes remain unpaid.
Date Percentage
September 1 3 per cent of current levy
November 1 3 per cent of current levy
December 1 5 per cent of supplemental levy only
January 1 12 per cent of total balance outstanding
April 1 5 per cent of total balance outstanding

Tax penalties are legislated by Beaumont Council and cannot be waived.



Change in Address


To update your mailing address for tax-related notices, please complete the change of address form (PDF) and return it to the Tax Department.


Appeals


Property taxes cannot be appealed. Only property assessments, on which taxes are based, are subject to appeal through the Assessment Appeal Board. Therefore, it is important to review your annual assessment notice when you receive it and report any concerns 30 days from the tax due date:


Amended Assessments


If you are expecting a decrease in your assessment, it is likely that your total taxes payable will decrease, too. The amount on the original property tax notice remains due and payable by the tax due date. If you have not paid your property taxes that are payable by the tax due date (as indicated on the original property tax notice), a penalty may apply to any unpaid tax amount if the amount is not paid by the tax due date and the assessment appeal is not accepted.


Supplemental Taxes


Combined Supplemental Assessment and Taxation Notices are mailed at the end of October with taxes due November 30. You are still required to pay this amount in full even if you are enrolled on the Tax Installment Plan.


Tax Certificates


Tax certificates can be obtained by faxing a request to 780-929-8729. There is a $25.00 cost for this service, which will be invoiced to you when the certificate is prepared. We process tax certificates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at which time we will fax your tax certificate immediately and mail the original. Please allow up to 48 hours for your request to be processed, as we are unable to do ‘rush’ tax certificates at this time.