Property Taxes and Tax Certificates

2022 Tax Notices Mailed Out

Tax Payments are due by June 30. 

Payments must be received by the deadline. For payment options or to learn more please visit:

Notices were mailed the week of May 23, if you have not yet received your notice please contact Lamont County.

Lamont County derives the majority of its revenue to operate on from property taxes. Property taxes are calculated based on a market value assessment that is established by an accredited Assessor. The market value assessment is multiplied by a tax rate established by bylaw. 

Unless otherwise stated, taxes are due in full by June 30 of the same year. A late penalty charge of 10% will apply to current taxes outstanding after this date and if taxes are still outstanding on January 1, a further 10% penalty is applied to the balance.

Assessment Questions can be directed to our Assessors, Accurate Assessment Group Ltd. at 780-464-4655.

Important: Proof of payment needs to be attached to request.

You can make payment at the Lamont County Administration Building, send a copy of the cheque to follow (sent via Canada Post or other delivery service), or make an online payment (


Realtors, etc. can request assessment sheets. The cost for this is $26.25 ($25+GST). This sheet provides information on assessment on land and property. It does not contain any tax levy information:

1. Where do my taxes go?

Some services your taxes pay for include: community services, water management, road maintenance, bridge repair, brushing and mowing, peace officer and fire protection, landfill, seniors’ lodges, and education.

2. Why did my taxes increase?

Taxes increase when the assessment of the property or the tax rate increases.

3. Why do I pay for education taxes?

School Tax is based on property, not who owns the property. All taxable properties including residential and commercial are required to pay school tax.

4. How can I appeal my assessment?

Taxes cannot be appealed; however property owners can appeal their assessed value. If you would like more details on filing an assessment complaint please visit Alberta Municipal Affairs for details.

5. I am having difficulty paying. Can I make an arrangement?

Lamont County offers taxpayers the ability to pay their property taxes in monthly installments by pre-authorized withdrawals from their bank account, rather than in one single payment.

6. When are tax penalties applied?

Penalties of 10% are applied on July 1. Additional penalties of 10% are applied January 1.

7. What forms of payment are there?

Lamont County accepts cash, cheque, debit or credit card (additional fees apply) for payment of taxes.

8. What is a property assessment?

A property assessment is the process of assigning a dollar value to a property for taxation purposes.

9. What does the Municipal Government Act define as property?

The Municipal Government Act defines property as “a parcel of land, an improvement, and a parcel of land and the improvements on it.”

10. What other forms of revenue does a municipality have?

Lamont County revenues come from Net Municipal Taxes, Government Transfers for Operating, Sales and User Charges, and other miscellaneous revenues.

Tax Certificates and Assessment Sheets

1. Organizations that require a tax certificate that contains tax levy information, as well as information on assessment on land and property can request this by email to There is a fee for this service.

2. Realtors, etc. can request assessment sheets. This sheet provides information on assessment on land and property. It does not contain any tax levy information. Email your request to There is a fee for this service.

Payment Options 

Here are some options that will eliminate having to wait in line on tax due dates:
I. TIPP - Tax Installment Payment Plan
In accordance with Bylaw 816.20 and TIPP Policy FIN-POL-101-00, Lamont County offers taxpayers the ability to pay their property taxes in monthly installments by pre-authorized withdrawals from their bank account, rather than in one single payment. 


  • Easier budgeting because it breaks the annual tax payment into 12 monthly payments
  • Convenient & reliable form of payment; no rushing to get to the office on due date
  • No penalties on balances, provided payments are not missed
  • Saves on cost of postage and travel


  • Payments start in January and are withdrawn from your bank account on the 15th of every month
  • Each monthly payment for the first half of the year is equal to 1/12th of the tax levy from the previous year
  • Then for the second half of the year your payment is re-calculated based on the current year’s tax levy, less the amount already paid
  • Once you have signed up for the Payment Plan you are automatically enrolled each year


Anyone who's taxes are not in arrears, and who signs up before December 31.


Application for the pre-authorized payment plan must be received prior to December 31 to make payments for the following year's taxes. Applications received after January 1 in any year will be considered for the following year.

Payments cannot begin part way through the year, as taxes are based on the calendar year.


To apply for the pre-authorized payment plan, complete and sign the Authorization Form, attach a void cheque, and return to Lamont County.


II. Postdated Cheques
You can pay your taxes with a cheque postdated to the tax due date. This will allow County staff time to check your payment. Staff can notify you prior to the due date if there are any issues with your payment. The payment is not processed or deposited in the bank until the date of the cheque.
III. Payment drop box
There is a payment drop box located on the wall to the right (west) of the Administration Building front door. Place your cheque in an envelope and drop it in the slot. Your payments will be processed promptly each morning (Monday to Friday). (NO CASH PLEASE!)
IV.Through Internet Banking or in Person at Most Financial Institutes
Lamont County is now registered with most Chartered Banks and Financial Institutions. This enables residents to make online payments through their bank for property taxes and accounts receivable. Go to the Online Payments page for more information.
V. By Credit Card using the OptionPay System
Lamont County is now allowing payment with select credit cards through the OptionPay System. This can be done online or at the Administration Office at 5303 50th Avenue, Lamont. OptionPay uses a tiered fee schedule with a minimum fee of $2.00.

Declaration of School Support

By provincial legislation, all individuals who own property located within a municipality where both a public school district and a Roman Catholic separate school district exist, are required to complete a Declaration of School Support form when a property is acquired. An individual may declare their support at any time.

The purpose of collecting this declaration is to apportion the percentage of the school tax collected on the property to the appropriate school district according to the declaration of faith.