Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 


Office Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB


P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431 administration@wildwillowenterprises.com

Taxation & Assessment Information 

Tax Notices
Combined Tax and Assessment Notices are mailed May 12th.  Taxes are due on June 30th of each year.  An 18% penalty is applied to the unpaid current year taxes on July 1st of each year and an 18% penalty is applied to the total arrears on January 1st of each year.

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:
-ATB Financial
-BMO
-CIBC
-Credit Union
-PC Financial
-Scotia Bank
-TD Canada Trust

Payments can also be mailed to:  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.

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. 

2017 Mill Rates and Levies:
Municipal Services Tax (Fire Services, Recreation, Physician Recruitment) - $221.50 per lot
Senior's Foundation Mill Rate - 0.222618
Municipal Mill Rate Residential Improved/Non-Residential Improved - 5.1728617
Municipal Mill Rate Non-Residential Vacant - 17.252
Municipal Mill Rate Residential Vacant/Farm - 9.1728617
School Mill Rate Residential/Farm - 2.628035
School Mill Rate Non-Residential - 3.745473

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. 
Websites:  http://www.health.alberta.ca/seniors/property-tax-assistance.html
                http://www.health.alberta.ca/seniors/property-tax-deferral.html

Assessment Process
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
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 2017 Assessment & Taxation notice is based on a legislated valuation date of July 1, 2016 & reflects the physical condition of your property as of Dec 31, 2016.

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 1, 2016.

Assessment Complaint Procedure
The assessment complaint deadline for 2017 is July 11, 2017 - See 'Documents' section of this website.


Tax Certificates & Searches Information 
Tax Certificates are $25.00 each and can be requested via email to:
administration@wildwillowenterprises.com 
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.