Taxes are due June 30, 2024

Property assessment and taxation notices are mailed out during May. If you do not receive your property assessment and taxation notice, you are still responsible for paying your taxes and any applicable penalties.

If you have not received your notice, contact Parkland County at 780-968-8888 or email Customer Service.

Parkland County offers convenient options to pay your property taxes.

Monthly Tax Payment Plan

  • Pay your taxes over 12 months instead of one single payment
  • Breaks your property taxes into smaller monthly amounts making payment easier
  • Decreases the risk of incurring penalties during the year
  • Pay taxes in a simple, secure and convenient way
  • Make payments through automatic withdrawals from a bank account
  • No charge to join the plan

Your tax account payments must be up to date. For example, if joining in June, taxes for January to May of the current year must be paid, plus any arrears owing.

Documents and forms

How does the plan work? 
  • The monthly tax payment plan runs from January to December each year with the first payment starting January 17th.
  • The first five payments (January-May) are based on the previous year's tax levy. Changes to the instalment amount because of increases or decreases to the annual levy will be effective for the last seven payments of the year (July to December)
  • Your tax notice will show the total amount of the payments made to date, as well as the new monthly payment amount for the last seven months of the year.
  • You can start the plan at any time throughout the year; however, missed payments for the year and any penalties must be paid upfront.
  • Payments are taken on the 17th of the month directly from your bank account.
Can I enroll in the monthly tax payment plan? 
  • If your taxes are up to date
  • If your taxes are NOT paid by your mortgage company
How do I enroll? 
  • Complete the Tax Instalment application form
  • Attach a void cheque and return it to Parkland County by mail, email or drop it off at the County Office
  • Please note: Payments cannot be taken from a Line of Credit account.
What is my monthly payment amount / the amount I need to pay for missed payments?

Call Assessment & Tax Services at 780-968-8418 or email assessment&

What if I want to cancel my monthly payments? 
  • You can cancel at any time.
  • Complete the Tax Instalment Cancellation form and return it to Parkland County a minimum of 10 days before your next payment date
  • Any outstanding taxes will be due and subject to penalties
What happens if I sell my property?

Complete the Tax Instalment Cancellation form and return it to Parkland County a minimum of 10 days before the next payment date

How do I change my banking information? 

Complete the Change of Banking Information form and return it with a new void cheque to Parkland County at least 10 days before the next payment date 

Online Banking

Most financial institutions allow branch banking, internet, or telephone banking.

  • Select "Parkland County-Taxes" as the payee
  • Use your tax roll number as your account number
  • Make one transaction for each roll number
  • Allow three business days for your payment to reach Parkland County
  • You could also take your tax notice and pay in person at the bank

In Person

Payments can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Debit (ensure that your daily limit can cover the transaction)
  • Cheque
  • We do not take credit cards for tax payments

Payments can be made during business hours at:

  • Parkland County Centre hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Entwistle Community Recreation Centre are 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday to Friday.
    • Entwistle is closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Parkland County Centre and the Entwistle Community Recreation Centre are both closed on statutory holidays.

By Mail

  • Make cheque payable to: Parkland County
  • Include the remittance portion of the tax notice
  • Mail to: Parkland County, 53109A Hwy. 779, Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1

After Hours Mail Slot

  • Use the deposit box at the front entry of the County Centre
  • Include the remittance slip with your payment
  • Do not put cash in the deposit box

What happens if I don't pay my property taxes by the due date?

Penalties are added to your account in accordance with the Tax Penalty bylaw

Can I pay Property Taxes using a credit card?

Parkland County does not accept credit cards for tax payments. The County would have to pay a percentage of each transaction to the credit card company. To use tax dollars effectively, we do not offer this form of payment.

Tax Penalties

Property owners are encouraged to pay their property taxes on or before June 30th to avoid late penalties.

Failure to receive your property assessment and taxation notice is not sufficient reason for late payment. Penalties are charged to all overdue accounts, as per the Tax Penalty Bylaw, which establishes due dates for tax payments and penalty rates.


What happens if I don't pay my taxes by the due date?
Overdue DatePenalty on Current Year's Balance

July 1


Aug 1


Sept 1


Oct 1


Jan 1 (following yr.)

5.5% (on total balance)

Mar 1

5.5% (on total balance)

If your property taxes are not paid for two years, a tax notification will be registered on the Certificate of Title. If the taxes are still in arrears after three years, Parkland County will offer the parcel for sale at public auction.

Tax recovery procedure

The Municipal Government Act of Alberta authorizes Parkland County to establish timelines and procedures for recovering unpaid property taxes. This includes the possession and sale of properties, distribution of surplus sale proceeds and final disposition of the land parcels.

Parkland County tries to recover property tax arrears through a fair, reasonable process for both property owners and the County.

  1. Each year, Parkland County must, no later than March 31, prepare a list of all parcels of land that are more than one year in arrears* and forward the list to the Registrar at the Land Titles Office. *Section 326 (c) of the Municipal Government Act defines "tax arrears" as taxes that remain unpaid after December 31 of the year in which they are imposed.
  2. A Tax Recovery Notification is registered on the Certificate of Title.
  3. The person who is liable to pay the taxes must not remove any improvements for which taxes can be levied and for which that person is responsible, without the approval of Parkland County.
  4. Anyone can pay the tax arrears owing against the property and Parkland County will discharge the Tax Recovery Notification.
  5. Once the Registrar has endorsed the Tax Recovery Notification he/she must, no later than August 1, send a notice to the parcel owner, to any person who has an interest registered against the parcel, and to each owner of an encumbrance as shown on the Certificate of Title.
  6. The notice must state that if the tax arrears are not paid by March 31 of the following year, then Parkland County will begin proceedings to offer the parcel for sale at a public auction, and Parkland County may become the owner of the parcel if it is not sold at the public auction.
  7. Parkland County MUST offer for sale any lands with tax arrears that are shown on its tax arrears list at a public auction.
  8. Discharge of the Tax Recovery Notification will not be sent to Land Titles until the arrears and penalties are paid in full.
  9. Parkland County must establish a reserve selling price before it can auction a property. The reserve bid is set as close as reasonably possible to the market value of the parcel. Council must also establish terms and conditions that apply to the sale.
  10. Parkland County must advertise the public auction in the Alberta Gazette and one local newspaper. The advertisement must specify the date, time and location of the auction and a description of each parcel for sale. The advertisement must also include any terms and conditions of sale.
Distribution of surplus sale proceeds

The tax recovery process provides persons 10 years from the date of public auction or the actual property sale date, to claim any surplus sale proceeds, if the property was sold at auction. The property's Certificate of Title shall be reviewed, prior to the County's possession, to determine if there are encumbrances registered against it. For the purposes of this policy, Right of Way and Easement registrations are not considered encumbrances against the Certificate of Title.

When will Parkland County put a tax notification on my property?

If your property taxes are not paid for two years, a tax notification will be registered on the Certificate of Title. If the home is a manufactured mobile home located in a manufactured mobile home park, a tax notification will be registered with the Personal Property Registry.

Will Parkland County sell my home if I don't pay my taxes?

Yes, if the taxes are still in arrears after three years, Parkland County will offer the home for sale at a public auction.