How Taxes are Collected
The Town of Hardisty issues an annual combined Property Tax and Assessment Notice to all property owners in May of each year. This notice contains the tax levies for Municipal, Education, and Seniors Housing. The School Tax levy is collected on behalf of the province and is based on the Towns equalized assessment. Your tax notice should arrive in your mailbox or via email (if requested) the first week in June. Property taxes are due August 31st of each year.
Market value assessment has been recognized around the world since the 1970s. It is considered to be the most fair and transparent manner to distribute property taxes.
The market value of residential properties is calculated through a method known as mass appraisal.
Your property assessment notice indicates the Town’s estimate of your property’s market value—the amount it would have sold for in the open market—on July 1 of the previous year. And, it is adjusted for any changes in physical condition recorded by December 31. Provincial legislation establishes these dates and requires that property assessed values be estimated every year.
To ensure assessed values are fair and accurate, they are reviewed at three levels:
- The Alberta government's annual assessment audit process and
- Towns Internal Review
- Individual property owners’ review of their notice.
Those with concerns regarding assessment are encouraged to contact the Town’s assessor first.
Review your Property Tax and Assessment Notice for your complaint date. After having discussed your concern about your property’s assessed value with our Assessor and you still feel that you have been unfairly assessed you can file a complaint with our Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board. You may contact our Clerk as follows for you to gain more information on how to file your complaint.
Town of Hardisty
Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board
P.O. Box 10
Hardisty, AB T0B 1V0
Wainwright Assessment Group Ltd.
Wainwright, AB T9W 1E2
Ph: 780-842-5002 Larry James, AMAA