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Taxation and Assessment


NOTICE, is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of Big Lakes County made under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act has been prepared for the year 2017, and is open to inspection in the County Office, in High Prairie, Alberta from 8:15am to 4:30pm, during business hours.

Any person who desires to object to the entry of his/her name or that of any person upon the said roll(s) or the assessed value placed upon any property must, lodge his/her complaint(s) on approved form with the County by July 12, 2017. Standard Complaint forms are available at the Big Lakes County Office or online on the Big Lakes County website. Complaint forms must be completed and accompanied with the fee, as listed below by no later than JULY 12, 2017.

Appeal Fees:

Single Family Residential and farmland $50.00 per roll account
Multi-family residential (more than 4 units) $350.00 per roll account,                       
Non-residential (commercial/industrial) $350.00 per roll account,
Complaints with an incomplete complaint form, submitted after the filing deadline or without the required fee, are invalid.
Combined Tax assessments notices were mailed out May 11, 2017. Any person that doesn’t receive as assessment notice but wishes to appeal his/her assessment must do so by July 12, 2017.

Clerk, Assessment Review Board
Box 239
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

Assessment Review Board (ARB) Complaint Form



Property Taxes are due and payable on or before Friday, June 30, 2017.  This is to advise the ratepayers of Big Lakes County that the Property Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed out prior to May 12, 2017.

A 7.5% penalty will be applied to current taxes and arrears if payment is received after June 30, 2017 and an additional 14.5% for payments made after December 31, 2017.

Failure to receive a tax notice doesn’t alleviate property from property taxation. If you don’t receive a property tax notice by May 30, 2017, please contact our office.

If your address has changed and you have not notified our office previously, please do so immediately by calling 780-523-5955, or faxing us at 780-523-4227 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send letter to Big Lakes County, PO Box 239, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0. Also please contact Land Titles to update your address; it will also update our system.

To further accommodate our tax payers, Big Lakes County will be open during noon hour starting June 22 to June 30, 2017.

Remittance should be made payable to BIG LAKES COUNTY by accepted bank cheque, bank draft or money order. Cheques and bank drafts must be payable in Canadian funds. The postmark will determine date of payment. Property Taxes cannot be paid by credit card.

Payments can be made at the County Office, Hamlet of Kinuso, online Banking through *ATB, *Royal Bank, *T.D Canada Trust, *Horizon Credit Union, *Scotia Bank or at the *Royal Bank branch in High Prairie. Please provide remittance slip when paying at Branch.

Big Lakes County
PO Box 239
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
(780) 523-5955