2024 Property Assessment & Tax Notices

T: 780-623-1747

Lac La Biche County Council approved the Tax Rate Bylaw on April 23, 2024. Council made the decision to increase tax rates for residential, farmland and rural non-residential classes.

Residential and Farmland3.37462.46140.1313
Urban Non-Residential10.15003.40050.1313
Rural Non-Residential19.01303.40050.1313

An increase to the Minimum Tax Levy from $50 to $75 was approved in the budget on December 5, 2023 and is included in Bylaw 24-017, the 2024 Tax Rate Bylaw.

The Municipal Government Act requires municipalities to achieve a 5:1 ratio between their highest and lowest tax rates, but there is no specific timeline for making this change. The County's ratio in 2024 will be 5.63:1, down from last year's ratio of 5.77:1.

The 2024 Property Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed to property owners in Lac La Biche County on May 17, 2024. The deadline to pay property taxes is June 30 of each year, but in 2024 the due date is July 2, 2024 due to June 30 being a Sunday and July 1 being a holiday. Property taxes are for the period from January 1 to December 31 annually.

Recent ownership and mailing address changes made through Land Titles will not be reflected on property assessment and tax notices mailed on May 17, 2024.

Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from paying your bill by the due date or late payment penalties. Lac La Biche County recommends that current and new property owners who have not received their property tax bill by the first week of June contact the tax clerk at (780) 623-1747 or taxes@laclabichecounty.com.

Other Factors Impacting Your Tax Bill


The first major factor that affects your tax bill is the assessed value of your property. All 2024 property assessments are based on typical property market values as of July 1, 2023. Overall, assessment values have increased in 2024. These values are determined by an independent assessor, and Lac La Biche County has no control over their findings.

A number of different factors play a role in assessing your property's value, including the property's age, size, location and type. If you have specific questions about how your 2024 property assessment was set, please contact Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc. at 780-939-3310.

Alberta's Municipal Government Act allows you to appeal your property's assessment if you feel it is incorrect. Please visit alberta.ca/municipal-property-assessment-complaints-and-appeals for more information. Formal assessment appeals must be made to Lac La Biche County within 60 days of the mailing date shown on your Property Assessment and Tax Notice.

Provincial Requisitions

The Government of Alberta sets a budget for education each year, and then requisitions funding from the province's municipalities. Your portion of this education tax is included in your municipal tax bill. For 2024, the education requisition has been reduced slightly.

The County is also a member of the Greater North Foundation, which operates seniors' lodges in Lac La Biche, Athabasca and Boyle. The Foundation's requisition has increased slightly for 2024.

The Provincial Assessor bills the County for the assessment costs related to designated industrial properties. This amount is included in the tax bills for these properties.

Refer to the Tax Account Details on your Property Assessment and Tax Notice to see how the total amount of your taxes has been calculated.

Separate School District

If you own property within the Lakeland Catholic School District, you may choose whether your provincial taxes will be directed to Public schools or Catholic schools, starting in the next fiscal year. Click below to download the School Support Form to declare school support. A map of the Lakeland Catholic School District area can be found on page 4 of the support form.

Completed forms can be returned in person to McArthur Place, First Floor (10307 – 100 Street, Lac La Biche, AB), by mail to Box 1679 Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0 or by email to taxes@laclabichecounty.com. Contact the tax clerk at (780) 623-1747 with any questions.

Associated Links

Tax Rate Bylaw 24-017


Property Tax Penalty Bylaw 08-033