Assessment & Taxation

Here you’ll find information on municipal property assessment and taxation in the Village of Barnwell, including assessment rules and procedures, downloadable forms, and contact information.

The Assessment Roll for the Village of Barnwell has been prepared and is open for inspection at the Village of Barnwell office during office hours. Pursuant to sections 299 and 300 of the Municipal Government Act, all assessed persons are entitled to see or receive sufficient information about the individual’s property, a summary of an assessment, or both.

Those who feel their assessment is not fair relative to similar properties or who suspect an error should contact assessor Logan Wehlage by phone at (403) 381-0535, or by e-mail (lwehlage@benchmarkassessment.ca). If, after discussing your assessment, there is still concern an assessment is not correct, a written complaint may be filed that will be heard by the Assessment Review Board. The board has the authority to review the assessment and, where deemed appropriate, direct the assessor to make amendments.

For more information on filing a complaint please visit out How to File a Complaint concerning your property assessment.

 

Current Mill Rate

  • 2017 Residential Mill Rate: 8.6722
  • Residential Assessment: $74,153,540.00
  • 2017 Farmland Mill Rate: 9.5478
  • Farmland Assessment: $6,060.00
  • 2017 Non-Residential Mill Rate: 11.6922
  • Non-Residential Assessment: $3,756,870.00

Terms of Payment

All tax accounts not enrolled on the monthly installment tax plan are due on July 31st of the current year. Current taxes that remain unpaid after this date will be subject to a late payment penalty of 12 per cent. Any tax accounts that remain unpaid after December 31st of the current year will be subject to an additional late payment penalty of 12 per cent.

If payment is mailed, the envelope must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than July 31st of the current year.

Please Note:

  • Receipts issued in acknowledgement of a cheque or other negotiable instrument shall be valid only when the amount has been collected by the Village of Barnwell.
  • Any property for which taxes have been in arrears for more than one (1) year is liable to proceedings under the Municipal Government Act and amendments thereto.

Where taxes are to be paid by a mortgage company, the owner is responsible for ensuring they are paid before the due date.