Property Taxes

Property taxes fund and maintain core municipal services, programs and infrastructure that citizens rely on every day.

The tax year is from January 1 to December 31.

The 2019 Combined Assessment & Tax Notice will be mailed mid-May. Taxes are due June 30, 2019.

Outstanding tax account balances after June 30 of the current year are subject to the following penalties: July 1: 12%                 January 1: 18%

How are property taxes calculated?

A tax rate is the rate of taxation applied against the assessed value of property within a municipality to collect the revenue required by the various taxation authorities. Normally the tax rate is expressed in mills (dollars in tax per thousand dollars of assessed property value) or sometimes as a percentage of an assessed property's value. For example, a tax rate of 1.5% on a property valued at $100,000 would require a payment of $1,500 in property tax.

How do I pay my taxes?

Tax Payment Information:

Taxes are billed based on the calendar year and are due on June 30th of each year. There are several options for paying taxes:
  • In person, 5307-50 Ave, Lamont (cash, cheque & debit)
  • Mail – P.O. Box 330, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0
  • After hours mail slot in the east door
  • At most financial institutions
  • Telephone or online banking (Choose Lamont (Town) Property Tax)
  • We also offer a monthly tax payment withdrawal program. For information on this program, please contact the Town Office at (780)895-2010.
  • Credit Cards are not accepted for tax payment.

What if I have questions about my property assessment?

Review your property assessment notice to ensure:
  • Your name and address are correct
  • The property classification (residential, farmland, non-residential) correctly describes your property
Next, compare the assessment on your notice to the typical market value of your property as of July 1 of the previous year. You may compare your assessment to the assessments of other properties similar in size, age, quality, condition and location.
To check that your property assessment is fair in relation to other similar properties in Town, you may review the assessment roll at the Town Office 5307-50 Ave or you can search here: https://vps.camalot.ca/AsmtInfo/CAMAlot_AsmtInfo_ISAPI.dll/$/?muniid=197


Complete 2019 Assessment Roll

2019 Town of Lamont Assessment Roll

Once you have compared your new assessment to its previous year's market value and to the assessment of similar neighbouring properties, and if you still have questions or concerns about your assessment, contact the Town’s Assessor.

The Town of Lamont has contracted Tanmar Consulting Inc. as the assessor. If you have questions relating to the assessment of your property, please contact Tanmar Consulting Inc.

Need more information - check out the Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta (https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-property-assessment-and-taxation-overview.aspx)

How do I file a complaint?

If you are not satisfied with the assessment after talking with an Assessor, you may file a complaint with the Assessment Review Board.
To file an assessment complaint to the Assessment Review Board:
  1. You must complete an ARB Complaint form. If you are using a tax agent, please complete the Agent Authorization form as well. The forms are also available at the Town Office. Form(s) must be filled out completely by the assessed person or taxpayer of the property, including the reasons for your complaint. The Assessment Review Board cannot hear matters that are not listed on your complaint. Be prepared to present your evidence at the hearing.
  2. The appropriate fee(s) must accompany the complaint form - $50.00.
  3. The form(s) must be returned by the date specified on the front of this notice (except for linear property) to:
Town of Lamont
Clerk, Assessment Review Board
P.O. Box 330
Lamont, AB T0B 2R0
Note: An assessment complaint does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or from late payment penalties. If a complaint is successful, the adjustment will be applied to your tax account. Refund requests must be made in writing.
Click here for tips for preparing for your hearing.