Assessment & Taxation

Providing fair and transparent property valuations.

The Assessment & Taxation department is responsible for the valuation and classification of all real property, personal property, and business occupancies within Lesser Slave River for the purpose of distributing taxes fairly to the municipality's residents.Property assessment is the process of placing a dollar value on property for taxation purposes and is governed by Provincial Legislation.

This department works to establish the assessed value for all property within municipal boundaries; prepare the annual tax rate bylaws for the collection of property taxes; produce an annual assessment roll reflecting changes in property condition, ownership, boundaries, and exemption status; and provide guidance and communications to the public and liaises with the public regarding statutory requirements and tax policy.


  • View the 2016 Municipal Tax Rate Information Bulletin.

  • TIPP | Tax Installment Payment Plan

    The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a program available to residents which allows you to pay your property tax on a monthly basis rather than a lump sum payment.

    Monthly payments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account. TIPP makes budgeting easier and minimizes the risk of late payment penalties. Arrangements must be made BEFORE January 1, 2016. Some conditions apply.

     


    Pay Your Municipal Fees Online

    Nowadays, most people are used to paying bills via online banking. Did you know that you can also pay your municipal taxes and utilities in the same manner? It's as simple as logging into your online banking service and selecting LESSER SLAVE RIVER #124 TAXES and LESSER SLAVE RIVER #124 UTIL as payees. It's a great way to save time, trees and postage.

    • Click here to view a full list of LSR online-friendly financial institutions.

    • UNDERSTANDING YOUR TAXES

      TAX PROCESS

      • Tax rates are set each year by Council
      • Your tax bill covers the period of January to December of the taxation year
      • Tax notices are mailed out by the end of April
      • Taxes are due on or before June 30
      • Late payment of taxes incur a 6% penalty on current charges on July 1st, 6% penalty on current charges on October 1st and 12% penalty on the total balance owing on January 1st
      • If you have not received your notice by the end of April, contact the Tax Department at 780.849.4888 | Ext. 226.
        Penalties still apply even if you did not receive a notice.


        YOUR TAX NOTICE

        In addition to your assessment information, you will see two tax sections on your notice:

        The tax rates are set by the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River Council. They include:

        Municipal Taxes: Generates the annual revenue required to support delivery of municipal services.

        Seniors Foundation: Generates the amount of annual revenue required to support the requisitions from the Seniors Foundations – Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing and Westlock Foundation.


        In addition to your assessment information, you will see two tax sections on your notice:

        School/Education: Generates revenue to support the annual requisition from the Government of Alberta. The province sets the education tax rates on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) and Catholic School District. Every property owner in Alberta is responsible for paying school taxes regardless if they are using any service.


        Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

        Anyone’s first stop in Lesser Slave River should be the Visitors Information Centre, located on Highway 2 just five km east of Slave Lake. A multitude of information about every recreational activity imaginable can be found here, and local staff are eager to help plan a fantastic stay or a day out in the Region. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
        Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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