Important Dates

Important Dates for Assessment and Taxation

There are many important dates and deadlines that relate to assessment and taxation.  The following are the dates relating to the 2016 tax levies:


July 1st, 2015

Assessments for the 2016 tax year are based on the value your property would likely have sold for on the real estate market as of this date.


December 31st, 2015

Any changes in physical condition of your property as of this date are factored into your property assessment.


April / May 2016

County Council approves the 2016 municipal budget and finalizes the Provincial Education, Marquis Foundation, and the Municipal property tax rates.


June 30th, 2016

The 2016 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices are mailed out and the Assessment Roll is open for viewing.


July 31st, 2016

Deadline to apply for the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPPs) for the 2016 tax levies.


August 29th, 2016

Deadline to appeal the assessment value of your property with the local Assessment Review Board (ARB). The Assessment Roll is closed for viewing.


September 30th, 2016

Deadline to pay property taxes.


October 1st, 2016

A penalty of 3% is added to the tax roll account on any current year taxes outstanding.


November 1st, 2016

A penalty of 3% is added to the tax roll account on any current year taxes outstanding.


December 1st, 2016

A penalty of 3% is added to the tax roll account on any current year taxes outstanding.


January 1st, 2017

A penalty of 12% is added to the tax roll account on any outstanding balances in arrears.


Note that effective January 1st, 2017, Council has made some changes to the tax & assessment deadlines:

  • Tax Notices are anticipated to be mailed out on or before May 31st, 2017
  • Deadline for application to TIPPs program is set for July 1st, 2017
  • Deadline for appealing assessment is anticipated to be July 30th, 2017 (60 days after the tax notice is mailed)
  • Deadline for payment of Property Taxes is July 31st, 2017
  • Tax Penalties have been revised to a 6% penalty as at August 1st, 2017, 3% penalty as at October 1st, 2017, and a 3% penalty as at December 1st, 2017
There are no changes to the dates for the assessment valuation (July 1st & December 31st of the year prior) as these are legislated by the Province.  There are no changes to the timeframe to approve budget as it would still be expected to be completed in April/May. The tax penalties for tax arrears (January 1st of the following year) are to remain the same at the rate of 12% on all balance in arrears.

Vulcan County

Vulcan County, conveniently located in beautiful sunny southern Alberta, is a vibrant and progressive rural community with prime farming, ranching, residential, leisure and recreation opportunities. Strategically situated one hour south of Calgary and one hour north of Lethbridge, we offer a rich quality of life in a rural setting.

General Contact Info

 Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB
 (403) 485-2241
 (403) 485-2920

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