Property Taxes

The Town of McLennan issues an annual combined tax and assessment notice to all property owners.  The combined notice is mailed out at the end of May and payment in full is due June 30th.

The taxation year runs from January to December each year. Property taxes help pay for town services such as fire, road maintenance, snow removal, recreation facilities, family services and more.

2016 Tax Rates

Residential 0.0180000 Non Residential 0.0280000
School Requisition 0.0022674 School 0.0037269
Seniors Requisition 0.0001565 Seniors Foundation 0.0001565
Total 0.0204239 Total 0.0318834

Example for a residential property assessed at $114,020.

$114,020 x 0.0204239 = $2,328.73 (Property Taxes).  From this the Town of McLennan receives $2,052.36 in municipal taxes. 

Payment Options
Property tax payments can be made:

  • In Person – At the Town Office, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.) Cash or Cheque only.
  • Tax Installment Payment Plan.
  • By Mail – Town of McLennan, Box 356, McLennan AB T0H 2L0 . Payments must be postmarked by Canada Post before the due date.
  • By Post-Dated Cheque – Post-dated cheques must be dated on or before the due date.
  • By your Mortgage Company – The property tax notice will show the name of your mortgage company. If the mortgage company name does not appear on the notice and you believe it should, contact your mortgage company immediately.
  • Online Banking – Payments can be made at most financial institutions using your tax roll number for the utility account number.

Property owners are ultimately responsible for ensuring that property taxes are paid on time.  An appeal against your assessment does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties. 

Tax Penalty
Taxes are due by June 30th of each year. A penalty of 10% will be added on July 1st to any unpaid current taxes. An additional penalty of 15% will be added on January 1st to all unpaid taxes.

If you are currently on the tax installment payment plan, your monthly payments will continue, full payment is not required by June 30th.                                  

Assessment
Your assessment on this year’s notice reflects the most probable value your property would have sold for on the open real estate market as of July 1st of last year.

If you have questions or concerns about the assessed value of your property contact:

Compass Assessment Consultants
10607 - 82 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6A 3N2
Telephone: 1-800-251-9711

After having discussed your assessment with the assessor you still disagree with the assessed value of your property you have the option to file a formal written complaint.  Information booklets explaining the process to file an appeal are available at the town office or on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.

An appeal against your assessment does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties. Appeals can be made by submitting the following completed complaint form no later than the date specified on your combined tax and assessment notice.

Preparing your Assessment Complaint

Tax Assessment Complaint Form

Mail your completed form with a cheque or money order for the appeal fee to:

Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
Town of McLennan
PO Box 356
McLennan, AB  T0H 2L0