Taxation & Assessment

Current Tax Rates

On May 13, 2019, Wetaskiwin City Council passed Bylaw 1927-19, which sets the tax rates for levying the 2019 property taxes. The two main tax rate categories in Wetaskiwin are residential and non-residential. The third category--Designated Industrial Property--is designated by the province of Alberta. Both the residential and non-residential tax rate categories are comprised of three portions: municipal, education, and Wetaskiwin Area & Lodge Authority. The City is the collecting body for the Wetaskiwin Area & Lodge Authority, education, and Designated Industrial Property requisitions and has no control over those levies.

View the '2019 Tax Rates Explained' document for additional information.
View the tax framework press release (May 14, 2019).

The 2019 tax rates are as follows:


2019 Tax Rate2018 Tax RatePercent ChangeNet Impact
School 2.63762.54693.56%--
Wetaskiwin Lodge 0.19980.19671.58%--
Total 12.447511.74266.00%--


2019 Tax Rate2018 Tax RatePercent ChangeNet Impact
Municipal 19.174818.93301.28%4.90%
Wetaskiwin Lodge

Designated Industrial

2019 Tax Rate2018 Tax RatePercent ChangeNet Impact



  1. All tax rates are shown as rate of dollars per $1000 of assessment.
  2. Designated Industrial Property (DIP) tax rate is only applies to properties identified as DIP through the Province of Alberta.
  3. Net Impact refers to the combination of the average assessment change for residential and non-residential property combined with the change to the tax rate. Average residential assessment change was a decrease of 3.54% and average non-residential assessment change was an increase of 3.62%.

Local Improvements

A local improvement charge may appear as an additional levy on your property tax notice. A local improvement is a project that City Council approves as more of a benefit to one area of the municipality than to the City as a whole.

Some examples of local improvements are concrete curb and gutter installation or lane and street paving. Changes are generally based on frontages, area, or a combination of the two. Local improvements are a charge against the property, not the owner, and are registered on the tax roll. If the land or home is subsequently sold to another buyer, the local improvement charge remains. Local improvements can be paid out at any time during the amortization period, but there may be an applicable penalty.

For more information, please contact the Assessment Department at 780.361.4400.

Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan

The City of Wetaskiwin offers a monthly payment plan for paying your property taxes. This plan allows property owners to pay their property taxes directly to the City in monthly installments from January to December. Payments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on either the first or the 15th of each month.

If you are on the pre-authorized payment plan, you will receive a tax notice in May as in previous years, but you do not need to pay the total tax bill. There is an area named "New Monthly Payment Amount" on the tax notice, which will contain the payment amount that will take effect for your July tax payment.

The calculation for your new monthly payment amount is as follows:

Total Tax Levy - January to June Monthly Payments
6 Months (July to December)

By amending your payment amount for the last six months of the year, it ensures that your tax account has a zero balance by December 31. Further, your monthly payments will be amended in January of the following year to help eliminate any large shifts in payments. If you wish to sign up for or require further information about this plan, please contact the Taxation Department at City Hall by phoning 780.361.4400 or you can download the application (PDF).


The assessment of your property was shown on the assessment notice that was sent out March 2019. Appeals regarding the assessments are to be filed by the date shown on the front of the assessment notice. For a complaint to be heard by an Assessment Review Board, the complaint form must be completed and filed with the Assessment Review Board clerk along with the appropriate fee as established by Council. 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 (PDF)
Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form (PDF)
Compliance Review Form (PDF)
Assessment Appeal Fees (PDF)