Property Tax FAQs
Your annual tax notice covers the calendar year period from January 1 to December 31.
The annual tax notices will be mailed late May.
Annual property taxes are due on or before June 30 each year. Supplementary tax notices are due within 30 days of our mailing date. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure tax payment is received by the due date shown on the notice to avoid late penalties.
The tax roll number is your property tax account number, specific to your property address. The roll number (6 digits) always remain with the property therefore, if you move to a new property, your tax roll number will change. Your tax roll number is your tax account number and should be referenced when making payment.
If your current property taxes are not included with your mortgage payments, The City of Spruce Grove offers a Pre-authorized Property Tax Payment Plan allowing you to pay your taxes in monthly installments directly from your bank account, rather than in one lump sum payment.
Current annual taxes are levied in May each year and cover the period from January 1 to December 31. Arrears are any balances that remain unpaid from prior year(s).
Tax Notices are sent to the mailing address registered at the Alberta Land Titles Office and it is the property owner's responsibility to keep the Land Titles record accurate. Under the Municipal Government Act, once mailed, the tax notice is considered to have been received within seven days. The mailing and due dates for the notices are communicated through social media, website, newspaper, and City reader boards reminding property owners that taxes are due. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date. Taxes are due June 30 of each year.
Tax account balances become the responsibility of the registered property owner. When you purchase a property, the lawyers make the necessary adjustments for taxes between the vendor and the purchaser.
There is no discount on taxes for seniors. However, the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program has been established by the Government of Alberta.
Each year the City receives a requisition from Alberta Education. We are required by legislation to bill and collect these requisitioned amounts on behalf of the provincial government.
Every Albertan benefits from a quality education system, people without children in school also pay the education property tax. More information is available at www.education.alberta.ca.
Property ownership changes are downloaded directly from Alberta Land Titles. The download only occurs twice a month, therefore at the time any tax documents were generated, the change of ownership had not been received yet. If you no longer own this property, please disregard the notice. If you are unsure or have any questions or concerns please contact Property Taxes.
Tax notices are mailed in late May. The City of Spruce Grove has an online tool called Online Services which allows customers to access any account information that is registered in their name. You will be able to view/print this information as required. If you would like to sign up for Online Services, please contact our Customer Accounts Representative by phone at 780-962-7597 or email at email@example.com. If you require additional information regarding copies of your tax notice, please contact Property Taxes at firstname.lastname@example.org.