The Corporate & Financial Services Department is responsible for administering and maintaining property tax and assessment information, including the issuance of tax certificates. Annually, Council approves the Town of Morinville’s operating and capital budgets. From the approved budget, the Town establishes a mill rate (tax rate) to be applied to property assessments. The 2016 Mill Rates were approved by Morinville Town Council on April 26, 2016.
An updated booklet Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation is available to individuals seeking general information about property assessment in Alberta.
Property Tax Payment
Property taxes are due June 30th of each year.
Payments made after the due date are subject to penalty.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque or debit:
- In person at the Morinville Civic Hall 2nd Floor, 10125-100 Avenue, Morinville Monday to Friday during business hours (8:00 am to 4:30 pm),
- Through the Town of Morinville’s E-Services tab on this website
- By mail: 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville, AB, T8R 1L6 and must be postmarked on or before June 30th to avoid penalty
- In our secure drop box located at 10125 - 100 Avenue, Morinville, T8R 1L6 after hours or weekends
- At most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions or via telephone/internet banking
- Through the Town of Morinville Tax Installment Program
The Tax installment (pre-authorized debit) program allows a taxpayer to equally spread the payments over the year (calendar year, January to December). The tax installment program may begin at any time. If you are interested in joining our tax installment plan then please complete the Tax Pre-Authorized Debit Application form and return it to Civic Hall, 10125-100 Avenue, Morinville T8R 1L6.
Further information regarding the program can be obtained by contacting:
Elaine MacIntyre, Tax and Utility Clerk
Email: Tax & Utilities
Mail: 10125-100 Avenue; Morinville, AB; T8R 1L6
Taxpayers are given 60 days between receiving the assessment notice and the date complaints are due. Assessors are able to make changes to your assessment before you file an official complaint, potentially saving you the complaint filing fees. If you have questions, please use this time to speak to your Assessor first.
A Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) has been created to hear matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or a tax notice other than a property tax notice.
A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all other matters.
Decision requirements of both the Local Assessment Review Board and the Composite Assessment Review Board are specifically set out in the legislation.
Appeals of decisions of both boards are now only to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. There is no longer a right to appeal to the Municipal Government Board.
Those individuals filing complaints for the 2015 assessment year are recommended to consult the appropriate legislation and review all changes.
Complaint forms must be used and filled out completely then filed, including payment of fees, with the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board no later than the final date for compliant shown on the Assessment Notice. If required a Complaint Agent Authorization form can be used where the property owner is represented by someone designated on their behalf.
Assessment Complaint Filing Fees
- Single Family Residential (3 or fewer dwellings & farm land): $50
- Residential (4 or more dwellings): $650
- Non-Residential (Commercial): $650
The correct and the entire fee must be paid on the filing of any complaint to the Assessment Review Board or the complaint is not valid as per Section 460(2) of the Municipal Government Act. Your complaint will not be filed and will be returned to you unless the required fee accompanies the complaint by the deadline.
For more Information, please contact the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board, 10125 - 100 Avenue, Morinville AB T8R 1L6. Phone: 780-939-4361