Requests for Property or Tax Information
Property Owners can receive verbal tax account and property information on their own properties.
REAL ESTATE LISTING AGENTS
Agents can receive verbal information regarding information of roll number, assessment, legal description, lot size and local improvement information. This information can be accessed on the website under the Live tab - Taxes.
To obtain information regarding any tax payment or unpaid balance information, an owner-signed letter of authority for the agents must be received prior to the request.
SOLICITORS, REALTORS & PROPERTY APPRAISERS, MORTGAGE HOLDERS, BANKS & OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Can request a TAX CERTIFICATE. Tax certificates are generally requested by law offices and banks and is primarily used during the sale or purchase of properties and include information such as the roll number, assessment, legal description and tax account balances.
TO REQUEST A TAX CERTIFICATE
Request may be submitted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to: 780-324-2288. Typically, requests will be processed within 24 hours.
Request must be on letterhead; and include
- Legal address of property;
- Registered property owner’s name;
- Instructions of preferred method of receipt and any additional requirements;
- Authorized Signature
- Proof of payment (copy of cheque with the request). The fee for a tax certificate request is $30.00. Accepted payment methods are cash or cheque only. Cheques should be made payable to Town of McLennan, Box 356, McLennan, AB T0H 2L0.
A tax sale is a forced sale of property at a public auction in order to collect amounts owing to a municipality.
Each year the Town of McLennan holds, if required, a tax auction in the Council Chambers at the Town Administration building. This is publicly advertised and information can be found on our website, facebook page, the gazette and a notice is posted on the bulletin board in the office.
Municipalities rely on the collection of property taxes to provide services, to make improvements to infrastructure and to meet financial obligations. Legislation provides municipalities the tools and authority to collect taxes that are due.
This legislation requires that municipalities set a reserve bid for properties or designated manufactured homes as close as reasonably possible to fair market value (the amount a property might be expected to realize if it were sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer).
PROPERTY AUCTION LISTING