Taxes

What is Market Value Assessment?

Market Value Assessment is the valuation of property based upon market value for property tax purposes. Market value is defined as the amount that a property might be expected to realize if sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer as of July 1 of the year prior to the taxation year and the condition of the property on December 31. Provincial legislation mandates all municipalities to determine assessments for all of their properties annually based upon their value as of this date.

Market value assessment is used to determine each property’s share of the total taxes required by the Town of Morinville together with the Education and Homeland Housing (formerly Sturgeon Foundation) component.

Using E-Services, how do I perform a property search?

Current and historic Property tax assessments can be viewed via E-Services by searching:
Roll number
Civic Address *

Advanced Search allows the input of the legal address and/or LINC number

Display options can be modified to display any number of properties and/or records per page.

*Please note, the “Street” drop down menu contains a complete listing of all streets and/or avenues in our database, including inactive accounts. Our best practice for assigning addresses is to use the full name of a street address with no abbreviations or symbols. For example – “AVENUE” or “STREET” vs. “Ave”, “ST.”, etc.

Can I appeal my tax assessment?

The Government of Alberta introduced a province wide system for handling assessment complaints in 2010. You have 60 days from the date of the tax notice to file a complaint. Please use this time to talk to your assessor first, as most often concerns are resolved before complaints get to the Assessment Review Board. You can reach the Town’s assessor at 780 939-3310 (Municipal Assessment Services)

A complaint can be filed with the clerk of the assessment review board using the Government of Alberta “Assessment Review Board Complaint Form”. If you assign someone to act on your behalf you will also need to fill out the Government of “Alberta Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form.”

There is a fee associated with filing a tax assessment appeal.
*$50, single family residential (3 or fewer dwellings or farm land)
*$650, multi residential (4 or more dwellings); $650, non-residential (Commercial). The fees are refunded if the complaint is successful.

For More Information, please contact, Clerk of the Assessment Review Board, 10125-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB, T8R 1L6. Phone: 780-939-4361

How can I pay my property taxes?

Property taxes are due June 30th each year and may be paid through

  • the Town’s website, E-Services online payment service
  • the Town’s Tax pre-authorization debit program
  • in person at Morinville Civic Hall, 10125-100 Avenue, Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • by mail, 10125-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB, T8R 1L6 (must be post marked on or before June 30th to avoid penalty
  • after hours or weekends in our secure drop box located at 10125-100 Avenue, Morinville
  • at most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions or via telephone/internet banking