Learn more about paying property taxes, the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP), how to access your accounts online and penalties for late payment.

Payment options

Payments must be made in Canadian funds only.

If you require a receipt, please provide the entire tax notice.

All returned payments will be subject to a service charge.

  1. Online, through telephone banking or in person at a financial institution. The payee is Strathcona County Tax and your roll number is your account number. Allow a minimum of 3 days processing time (keep receipt of transaction to verify payment). The roll number is unique to each property. If you have recently moved, the tax roll number will be different than on your previous property. If you own multiple properties, payments must be designated to each tax roll number. If payments are made to an incorrect account, a fee will be charged to correct the distribution of the payment.
  2. Through your mortgage company. It is your responsibility to ensure that payment is made on time.
  3. Through Strathcona County's Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
  4. Mail payment payable to Strathcona County to 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W7. Cheques can be dated up to the last business day in June. The Canada Post postmark is the date of receipt.
  5. Cash, cheque or debit (credit cards not accepted) at Assessment and Tax, 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  6. Drop payment off in the 24-hour deposit box located outside the East Plaza doors of the Strathcona Community Centre at 501 Festival Avenue (just off Sherwood Drive)
  7. Online through Plastiq using Visa or Mastercard. Plastiq will charge a transaction fee for this service. The payee is Strathcona County Tax and your roll number is your account number. Allow a minimum of 3 days processing time. 

 

Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

Strathcona County offers a convenient plan that enables you to pay your property tax in 12 monthly payments (January - December) instead of one annual payment.

To enrol in TIPP your tax account must be paid in full.

Once enrolled:

  • Your monthly payment will begin in January of each year
  • Your monthly payment will be adjusted June 1 to take into account any change to the tax levy
  • The current years taxes will be paid in full by December 31

If you sell your property you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to arrange for cancellation of the plan. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.

If you purchased a new or additional property, please complete a new  Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) application (2.7 MB) . The pre-authorized program is not transferrable to other properties.

If you change your bank account you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to provide the new bank account information. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.

A service charge will be levied on any payment returned by your financial institution. A returned payment may result in termination from the plan.

If you withdraw or your plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to penalties in accordance with the penalty bylaws.

Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) application

Monthly payment calculation example:

Taxes for the previous year = $3,000
Monthly payment beginning January 1: $3,000 ÷ 12 months = $250.00
Total payment from January 1 to May 1: $250.00 x 5 months = $1250.00

The tax levy for the current year = $3,100
The taxes that remain to be paid from June 1 to December 1: $3,100 - $1,250.00 = $1,850.00
The monthly payment from June 1 to December 1: $1,850.00 ÷ 7 months = $264.29

The monthly payment will remain at $264.29 from January 1 to May 1 of the following year, and will be adjusted again on June 1 to take into account any change to the tax levy.

Late tax payment penalties

Late payment penalties

2023 property taxes that remain unpaid after June 30 are subject to the following penalties:

  • July 1 - three per cent (on unpaid current tax levy)
  • August 1 - six per cent (on unpaid current tax levy, not including the July 1 penalty)
  • September 1 - nine per cent (on unpaid current tax levy, not including the July 1 and August 1 penalties)

Arrears Penalties

The following penalties apply to the previous year(s) annual taxes as well as previous year(s) supplementary taxes.

  • January 1 - three per cent (on total outstanding balance as of December 31)
  • February 1 - six per cent (on total outstanding balance as of January 31)
  • March 1 - nine per cent (on total outstanding balance as of February 29)

Late Payment Penalties Bylaw 46-2011 (78.4 KB)

Last updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2024
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