The 2020 Combined Tax and Assessment Notices were mailed on May 29, 2020. Please note the date to pay taxes is June 30, 2020. The date for assessment appeals is August 7, 2020.
Property assessments are an estimate of the market value of property as of July 1st of the year prior to the tax year. Assessments increased on average this year by 1.7% for residential (note that this includes new growth of $1,539,500), and decreased by 1.1% for vacant lots.
The taxes remain the same as last year. Because tax amounts are based on assessment, unless you had new development on your property, you will likely realize a decrease in tax amount owing.
Tax Payment Options:
• Join the monthly direct debit tax payment program
• By cheque to the Summer Village Office. Make cheques payable to: The Summer Village of Silver Beach
• E-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are paying by e-transfer, your bank may set limits on how much can be sent, so if you need to send multiple payments, please ensure you have enough days available prior to the due date to pay your taxes in full.
• At ATB Financial
Note: they require a 5 digit account number. Add zero's to your roll number.
For example xx000 - where xx is your roll number.
For more information on the Education Property Tax, please visit: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/education-property-tax-facts-and-information
For an overview of assessments and frequently asked questions:
If you believe your own or any other assessment is unfair, first contact the assessor via this link:
You can also reach the assessor at the contact information below:
Assessor: Grant Clarke
Ph: (888) 419-2128
The assessor will contact you as soon as he is able to review your assessment.
Please note: most concerns are resolved before complaints reach the Assessment Review Board. If, after discussion with the assessor, you still do not agree with your assessment, please speak with the assessor about the assessment appeal process.
Assessment Review Board
For a complaint to be heard by an Assessment Review Board, the complaint form must be completed and filed at the Summer Village Office along with the appropriate fee, as established by Council, no later than the deadline date (as will be indicated on your Assessment and Taxation Notice). If an Assessment Complaint is to be handled by an Agent, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must also be filed.
Assessment Review Board Complaint Form
Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization
Assessment Appeal Fee: $50 for residential of 3 or fewer
A complaint against your assessed property value does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or late payment penalties. If a complaint is successful, the adjustment will be applied to the tax roll.
Monthly Automatic Debit Property Tax Payment
This program allows you to pay your taxes monthly automatically from your bank account
Fill out this form, and send it in to our office.
- 2019 Audited Financial Statements
- 2019 Tax Year Assessment Roll
- 2019 Budget