TAXATION & ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
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Summer Village of Silver Sands
Alberta Beach AB
Onoway AB T0E 1V0
2021 TAXATION INFORMATION
Council approved the 2021 Operating and Capital Budget on April 30, 2021.
Combined Assessment and Tax Notices will be mailed on Monday, May 17, 2021.
Taxes are due June 30, 2021.
2021 Approved Tax and Penalty Information
Municipal Tax Dollars Collected - 1.5% increase from previous year
Minimum Municipal Tax Payable - $850.00 per property (was $700.00 in 2020)
Penalties on Unpaid Taxes and Tax Arrears:
18% Penalty Applied January 1st to outstanding tax balance
2% Penalty applied July 1st (current year taxes)
4% Penalty applied August 1st (current year taxes)
6% Penalty applied September 1st (current year taxes)
6% Penalty applied October 1st (current year taxes)
The Summer Village has a monthly tax payment plan available to all residents.
Please contact the Summer Village office to inquire - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Combined Assessment and Tax Notices are mailed mid-May each year.
2021 Assessment & Tax Notice Certification of Mailing
This is certification under Sections 310(4) & 336(1) of the Municipal Government Act that 2021 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed to all property owners in the Summer Village of Silver Sands on May 17, 2021.
Wendy Wildman, Chief Administrative Officer
Has Your Mailing Address Changed?
Please inform the Administration Office if your mailing address has changed to ensure you receive your mail from the Summer Village 587-873-5765. You should also notify Alberta Land Titles of the change - 780-427-2742.
Taxes can be paid on-line at the following financial institutions:
-TD Canada Trust
Payments can be mailed Box 8, Alberta Beach, AB T0E 0A0 - Please ensure cheques are made payable to the "Summer Village of Silver Sands". Envelopes must be postmarked on or before the tax due date.
Payments can be dropped off at the Municipal Office at 4808-51 Street, Onoway, AB. There is an after-hours drop-off slot available.
Payments can be made via E-transfer Please contact the Administration Office to set up a password.
Monthly Tax Payment Plan
Take advantage of the Tax Payment Plan. By making equal monthly installments, you will avoid penalties and the need for a large lump-sum payment. Contact the office for more information at 587-873-5765.
Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors and Senior Property Tax Deferral Program
Please contact the Alberta Seniors Information Line at 1-877-644-9992 for more detailed information on how you may qualify for the above programs.
Tax Certificates & Searches Information
Tax Certificates are $25.00 each and can be requested via email to:
Please provide proof of payment in your email.
Please make payment payable to the Summer Village of Silver Sands.
There is no charge for a Tax Search.
Property assessment is the process of estimating the market value of your property for municipal & education taxation purposes. Assessment is simply a distribution mechanism. The property taxes that you pay are calculated in proportion to the value of the real estate you own. A qualified assessor prepares annual assessments for all property within Silver Sands. The assessor is dedicated to providing a fair & accurate assessment for Silver Sands taxpayers. The assessor can be contacted at 780-417-5191 - Tanmar Consulting.
Market value is the valuation standard set by provincial legislation & is the basis for property valuation across Alberta. Market value is the probable price your property could sell for in a competitive & open market, as of a given date. Market value is recognized as the most understandable, transparent & objective measure of a property's worth. The market value as shown on your Assessment & Taxation notice is based on a legislated valuation date of July 1st of the prior year & reflects the physical condition of your property as of Dec 31st of the prior year.
How are Market Value Assessments Prepared
Market value assessments are prepared using mass appraisal. This is the process of valuing a group of properties at a given date, using standard methods and allowing for statistical testing. For residential property, assessors compile, review & analyze information from all legitimate real estate sale transactions that have occurred in Silver Sands over the 12-month period prior to the valuation date. This process results in the estimated value of your property as of July 1st of the prior year.
Assessment Complaint Procedure
Assessment complaint deadline for 2021 - Monday, July 26, 2021