Assessment Notices are typically mailed out the first week of March every year. Tax Notices are typically mailed in late May every year.
Each registered property owner is sent a copy of the tax notice regardless of how the taxes are being paid.
Contact the Assessment and Taxation Department at 780-538-0315.
Taxes are due on the last business day of June each year.
Penalties will be applied to unpaid taxes in the current year and prior years.
Penalty rates and schedules are as follows:
- Current year tax levy - July 1 (6%) and September 1 (6%)
- Previous years tax levy and penalties- January 1 (6%), May 1 (6%) and September 1 (6%)
No. Tax payments can be made at anytime during the year.
Yes, a discount is available if your account balance is up to date and you prepay your taxes in the months of January, February or March. Contact the Taxation Department at 780-538-0315 for more information.
Taxes can be paid by the following methods:
- Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft
- Debit / Interac
- Online / Telephone Banking
Taxes cannot be paid by credit cards.
To make payments through online banking you need to go through your financial institution.
The account number you reference is your six digit Tax Roll Number.
Below is a listing of the payee names for the local banks:
Servus Credit Union
|Grande Prairie (City) Taxes|
Royal Bank (RBC)
|Grande Prairie (City) - Taxes|
|Grande Prairie (City) Tax|
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
|City of Grande Prairie (City of) Taxes|
|Grande Prairie (City) Taxes|
Canadian Western Bank
|Grande Prairie Taxes|
|City of Grande Prairie Taxes|
|Grande Prairie (City of) Taxes|
*If your financial institution is not on this list, please contact them directly to get their payee name
To receive the Seniors’ Benefit on property tax you need to contact Alberta Seniors and Community Supports. Their toll-free number is 1-800-642-3853.
When a property is purchased the lawyers office will handle the adjustment for the property taxes. In the first half of the tax year, the lawyers will typically issue a credit to the purchaser for the taxes for the portion of the year that they have not owned the home. By the lawyers issuing this credit it makes the purchaser responsible to pay the City of Grande Prairie for the full years taxes. The credit issued is typically taken off of the fees paid to the lawyer for their services.
Each year City Council approves the City’s budget. Then the Assessment and Taxation department levies according to the bylaws that are passed.
Tax enquiries are handled by the Assessment and Taxation Department. If we are unable to answer your questions we will assist in finding the appropriate person.
For more information you can download the 2016 Information for Tax Payers (PDF 1.75 MB)
Mill rates are usually determined and set by City Council each year in late April or early May.
The legal description of a property is the Lot, Block, and Plan number (e.g. Plan 952 2345, Block 2, Lot 15).
The City of Grande Prairie is given the names of property owners for tax billing purposes only. We cannot give out ownership information to the general public. People wanting to find out who owns a property can go to one of the registry offices in town and request a copy of the title.
A school support declaration gives you the opportunity to declare which school system (separate or public) you would like your tax dollars to support.
Download the School Support Declaration Form for Individuals and view submission details.
Download the School Support Declaration Form for a Company and view submission details.
School Tax is based on property, not who owns the property. All taxable properties including residential and commercial are required to pay school tax.
A Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) is a program by which businesses in a specific area can raise and administer funds to improve and promote their businesses. Currently in Grande Prairie there is one BRZ and it is operated by the Downtown Association. The City of Grande Prairie collects tax dollars on their behalf. For more information on the Grande Prairie BRZ contact the Downtown Association at 780-538-1909 or visit www.gpdowntown.com.