Taxation

A property tax notice contains three separate components; a municipal tax, a provincial education tax, and a lodge authority tax.

Municipal Property Tax
Each year, the City reviews how much money it takes to pay for municipal programs and services that are necessary to maintain and enhance the high standard of living in The City of Camrose.

This budget process allows City Council to identify where the money is needed most and helps determine the budget to meet those needs. As part of this process, the City considers where the money to cover municipal programs and services comes from. One of the revenue streams for any municipality in Canada is property taxes.

Property taxes in Camrose account for over 60% of all revenue that the City receives. They help pay for various municipal services such as:
  • police and fire protection
  • road maintenance and snow clearing
  • parks and recreation
  • culture
  • neighbourhood infrastructure
Alberta Education Property Tax
The City of Camrose is responsible for collecting provincial education tax from Camrose property owners on behalf of the provincial government. Alberta Learning relies on property taxes to support education throughout the province. City Council has no control over the amount of education tax levied. 100% of education tax collected from Camrose citizens is submitted to the Provincial Government.

For further information, please view the 2016 Alberta Education Property Taxes Fact Sheet provided by the Province of Alberta or email us. 
 
Lodge Authority Property Tax
The City of Camrose is also responsible for collecting lodge authority tax from Camrose property owners on behalf of the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority. Camrose and Area Lodge Authoruty relies on property taxes to support operation of seniors lodges in Camrose and Bashaw. City Council has no control over the amount of lodge tax levied. 100% of lodge tax collected from Camrose citizens is submitted to the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority. For further information please visit www.camroselodges.ca