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Property Taxes & Assessments

The Financial Services Department is responsible for administering and maintaining property tax and assessment information, including the issuance of tax certificates. Annually, Council approves the Town of Legal’s operating and capital budgets. From the approved budget, the Town establishes a mill rate (tax rate) to be applied to property assessments.

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More Assessment Information can be found here

An updated booklet Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation is available to individuals seeking general information about property assessment in Alberta.

2017 Tax Levy Bylaw #02-2017

2017 Tax Assessment Roll

2017 Tax Rates
Non-Residential Residential Farm Land
22.1008 10.1036 10.1036

Payment of Taxes

Reminder

G Property Taxes are due August 31 of each year.
G Payments made after the due date are subject to penalty.


Payment may be made by Cash, Cheque or Interac:

  • By mail : Box 390, Legal, AB T0G 1L0;  must be postmarked on or before August 31 to avoid penalty
  • In person: Legal Town Office (5021-50 Street, Legal) Monday to Friday during business hours (8:30am-12pm| 12:30pm-4:30pm)
  • Drop box:  Mail slot located at entrance on south side of Town office (5021-50 Street )
  • Financial Institutions: At most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, or via telephone/internet banking. Please allow up to 4 business days for payment to reach us.
  • TIPP: Through the Town of Legal Tax Installment Payment Program


TIPP - Tax Installment Payment Plan

The Tax Installment Payment Plan allows a taxpayer to equally spread the payments over the year (calendar year, January to December).

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Now offering Automatic Withdrawal option for TIPP!

With this option, we will automatically withdraw your funds monthly and make any necessary adjustments to your tax payments.

Electronic Banking/Cheque option for TIPP!

Payments are made by post dated cheques or online via Electronic/Telephone banking. You will be responsible to make payment adjustments if any are required.

Application deadlines vary by option. Please click here for more information on the options that are available and how to get set up.

If you are interested in joining a tax installment plan, please contact the Finance department for more details and information 780-961-3773.


Penalties & Tax Deadlines

Late penalties are as follows:

  • 10% applied to unpaid current taxes which remain unpaid after the 31st day of August
  • 15% applied on any taxes remaining unpaid after the 31st day of December

Click here to view the Tax Penalty Bylaw #05-2016

Assessment & Appeal Information

Taxpayers are given 60 days between receiving the Taxation & Property Assessment notice and the date complaints are due.  Assessors are able to make changes to your assessment before you file an official complaint, potentially saving you the complaint filing fees.  If you have questions, please use this time to speak to your Assessor first. 

The Town of Legal’s Assessor is Dan Kanuka, of Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc., PO Box 3369, 10404-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1S2, 780-939-3310 or email: dankanuka@shaw.ca

For further information on appealing your assessment, please contact the Tax Department at the Town office 780-961-3773.

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 and farmland.

A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 4 or more units and non-residential.

Decision requirements of both the Local Assessment Review Board and the Composite Assessment Review Board are specifically set out in the legislation.

Appeals of decisions of both boards are now only to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. There is no longer a right to appeal to the Municipal Government Board.

Those individuals filing complaints for the 2017 assessment year are recommended to consult the appropriate legislation and review all changes.

Complaint forms must be used and filled out completely then filed, including payment of fees, with the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board no later than the final date for compliant shown on the Taxation & Property Assessment Notice.  If required, a Complaint Agent Authorization form can be used where the property owner is represented by someone designated on their behalf.

Assessment Complaint Filing Fees & Forms

•Single Family Residential (3 or fewer dwellings & farm land): $20.00
•Residential (4 or more dwellings): $20.00
•Non-Residential (Commercial): $20.00

Assessment Review Board Complaint forms and if applicable, the "Agent Authorization Form' are available at the Town Office (780) 961-3773. The valid complaint must be accompanied with the full fee payable to the Town of Legal and submitted to:

Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
Town of Legal
PO Box 390
5021-50 Street
Legal, Alberta T0G 1L0

TAXES MUST BE PAID BY AUGUST 31 EVEN

IF YOUR ASSESSMENT IS UNDER APPEAL