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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 2016, and is open to inspection in the County Office, in High Prairie, Alberta from 8:15 am 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, 2016. Standard Complaint forms are available at the Big Lakes County Office or online on the Big Lakes County website (see below). Complaint forms must be completed and accompanied with the required fee by no later than JULY 12, 2016. For fee schedule & additional information see here.


Assessment Review Board (ARB) Complaint Form


Property Taxes are due and payable on or before Thursday, June 30, 2016.  This is to advise the ratepayers of Big Lakes County that the combined tax and assessment notices were mailed out prior to May 13, 2016.   A 7.5% penalty will be applied to current taxes and arrears if payment is received after June 30, 2016 and an additional 7.5% for payments made after December 31, 2016.  Failure to receive a tax notice does not alleviate property from property taxation. If you do not receive a property tax notice by May 30, 2016, please contact the County office.

To further accommodate our tax payers, the Big Lakes County Administration Office will be open during noon hour for the days of June 27 to June 30, 2016.  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 Administration Office, 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. 


If your address has changed and you have not yet notified our office, please do so immediately:

Big Lakes County
PO Box 239
High Prairie, AB  T0G 1E0
Ph: 780-523-5955
Fax: 780-523-4227
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