Property Tax Payments
How to Pay
You can pay your Property Taxes online through most financial institutions. To pay online, set up Saddle Hills County as a payee in your online banking app and use your roll number as the account number. If you have any questions regarding setting up payments, please contact your bank directly.
If paying in person or over the phone, we accept both credit card and debit cards.
If you would like to pay by cheque, please either deliver this to us at the County office or mail it to us, including which roll you are paying, to:
Saddle Hills County, RR1, Spirit River, AB. T0H 3G0
If you would like to drop your cheque off outside of regular business hours, you may use the drop boxes at the entrance. The date listed on the postage of the cheque will be used to determine the payment date.
Property Tax Payment Plans
By entering into a Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) agreement with Saddle Hills County, eligible ratepayers may have their annual property tax amount divided into twelve equal payments which will then be automatically withdrawn from their account on the first of each month. Fill out the TIPP Application Form to see if you are eligible to join the program.
How does TIPP work?
TIPP is active from January to December for the current tax year. The first payment would be January 1.
An applicant may enroll at any time for the current tax year. Those who enroll later in the year, will need to submit an initial lump sum payment representing the missed monthly payments between January 1 and their agreement's start date.
The first six months of payments (January 1 to June 1) are calculated based on the previous year's tax levy amount. Any increase or decrease to the actual levy amount for the current tax year will be adjusted in the last six payments of the year. This ensures a balance of zero on the last payment, December 1. Members will be notified by email on or before June 1 of the new installment amount.
How do I join TIPP?
- Discover if you Qualify: You may submit a TIPP Application Form to see if you qualify for enrollment and discover what your estimated payment amount would be. After review and approval, our Tax Clerk will respond to your application with a customised TIPP agreement. If you do not wish to apply online, you may also come into the County office or call us at (780) 864-3760.
- Review your Agreement: Our Tax Clerk will review the terms and conditions of your individual agreement with you.
- Sign the Agreements: Upon signing you must be prepared to provide a void cheque or direct withdrawal form from your financial institution, and make any initial payments separate from your monthly payment.
How do I cancel my TIPP?
If you would like to cancel your Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP), you will need to provide notice no less than ten (10) business days before the next expected payment date. You can use the TIPP Application Form to cancel your TIPP payments, if you wish. If your cancellation notice is given within the notice period your bank account will be debited for the next payment and the cancellation will be processed after.
Notice of Cancellation is required to end your enrollment in a TIPP agreement for any reason, including selling your property.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 864-3760.
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