May 20, 2020
Edmonton property owners can expect to see their 2020 property tax notices in mailboxes shortly. More than 400,000 notices will be mailed Thursday. Paperless subscribers will see their notice posted online at
The payment deadline is June 30 but, this year, late-payment penalties on unpaid taxes will not be charged until September 1. This applies to the education and municipal portions of the tax bill for residential and non-residential properties. Property owners enrolled in the City’s Monthly Payment Plan can request to reduce or delay their monthly payments until August 31.
“We understand some property owners have been financially affected by the pandemic and this is why we are offering some flexibility with the payment deadline,” explains Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin. “But I ask all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to please do so, to support essential municipal services such as police, fire rescue, roadway maintenance and public transit.”
This year, just under $2.2 billion in property taxes will be collected by the City, $484 million of which is collected on behalf of the Government of Alberta to fund provincial education.
A typical single-family home, assessed at $387,000, will pay $3,609 in property taxes this year. Of that, 73 per cent or $2,638 per year will help pay for municipal programs and services and 27 per cent or $971 will go to fund Alberta’s education.
Property owners have a range of ways to pay. Payment can be made at most financial institutions, by telephone or online banking and by mail. To protect everyone’s health and safety, in-person payments at the Edmonton Service Centre are not available. The City also offers a
Monthly Payment Plan
. More information on payment options is included with every tax notice.
Property owners who do not receive their tax notice by June 1 can visit
to see their notice online or call 311. Property taxes cannot be appealed.
When making a payment, property owners can review their balance at
. Users can access account balances, view their notice online, request a monthly payment plan application and confirm payment has been received. New users can use the access code found on their latest notice to sign up.