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Assessment & Property Taxes
This page will guide you through information about the Town of Oyen Assessments and Property Taxes.
Assessment and Tax notices are issued before June 1 each year.
Taxes are due on June 30th of each year. A 10% penalty is applied on July 1st and on January 1st to the outstanding balance.
Notice of Mailing Property Tax & Assessment
If you have not received your notice in the mail by the end of June, please contact the Tax & Utility Clerk, at 403.664.3511 or by email at email@example.com.
Each year, Council establishes a Rate of Taxation, based on assessed value, sufficient to pay for those expenditures that are not recovered from other revenue sources.
- View our current Mill Rate
Other tax information can also be found using the links below:
The Town of Oyen’s assessments are completed by:
Municipal Property Consultants (2009) Ltd.
A2-83 Burnt Park Drive
Red Deer, AB. T4P 0J7
If you believe your assessment is not fair in relation to similar properties or if you suspect an error, contact the Assessment Agent listed on your Tax Notice. You may file a complaint to be heard by the Assessment Review Board. Complaint forms are available at the Town Office or you can access them online here.
Complaint forms bust be in before the final date of complain shown on your Tax Notice. You can send the filled out form to:
Tax & Utility Clerk
c/o Town of Oyen
201 Main Street
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Accompanying a complaint form must be the correct fee as set out below:
Appeal Fee Rate
Residential 3 or fewer dwellings and farm land
Residential 4 or more dwellings
Linear property – power generation
Linear property – other
If the Assessment Review Board makes a decision in favor of the complainant, the fee will be refunded.
An assessed person is entitles to see or receive sufficient information about the person’s property in accordance with section 299 of the Act of a summary of an assessment in accordance with section 300 of the Act, or both.
An appeal against your assessment property value does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties.
If you require a tax certificate about a property within the Town of Oyen, kindly send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Legal or Civic description of the property
- Property Owners
- The name and address for invoicing
- Preferred method of delivery of tax certificate
Property Tax Payment Information
Payments will be accepted at any time (subject to penalties). All cheques must be made payable to the Town of Oyen. Cheques are conditional payment until the cheque is honored. Penalties will apply for any dishonored payments. Payments rendered with any conditions attached will not be accepted. All payments will be applied first to arrears of taxes and secondly to current taxes.
For your convenience the Town Office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday to Friday.
- Payments may be made in person or by mail at 201 Main Street, Box 360, Oyen, AB, T0J 2J0.
- Payments accepted at participating chartered banks, credit unions, or AB Treasury Branches in person, by internet banking, or telephone banking and through automated banking machines
- Post-dated cheques dated on or before the June 30 due date.
- Preauthorized payment plan.
- Online Credit Card Payment
Preauthorized Payment Plan (TIPP)
Property owners have the ability to enter into an agreement with the Town of Oyen to pay property taxes through monthly installments. These monthly installments are debited from the applicants Financial Institutions on the last working day of each month. This plan allows property owners to apply into the program at any time during the year as long as there are not tax arrears and/or have not had more than two NSF’s in the last two years.
- Link to sign-up form
- To cancel a current TIPP enrollment, please call the Tax/Utility Clerk at 403-664-3511