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 Property taxes collected from residential and non-residential properties are one of the various revenue sources available to the City of Medicine Hat to pay for municipal services.

Property taxes in Medicine Hat assist to pay for such services as:

  • Police and fire protection
  • Road maintenance and snow clearing
  • Parks and swimming pools
  • Public transit and
  • Neighborhood infrastructure

How is my tax bill calculated?
Each year, City Council approves the amount of expenditure required to support City services.  From this amount, sources of revenue other than property tax, such as the Medicine Hat Utility Dividend, license fees, user fees and provincial grants are subtracted.  The balance is the amount raised by property taxes.

Municipal property taxes are calculated using two factors:

  • Current years municipal budget
  • Medicine Hat's total market value assessment

Tax Rate = Total Revenue (budget) required from property tax divided by the Total Assessment

Assessment & Taxation Timeline

 

 Single Family Residential and Farmland Properties

  • Notice of Assessment
  •  March 9, 2020
  • Assessment Notices will be mailed
  •  February 28, 2020
  • Final Complaint Date
  •  Extended to July 1, 2020
  • Tax Notices Mailed
  •  July 24, 2020
  • Taxes Due
  •  September 30, 2020

 

 

 Non-Residential and Multi-Family Properties

  • Notice of Assessment
  •  May 22, 2020
  • Assessment Notices will be mailed
  •  May 14, 2020
  • Final Complaint Date
  • July 21, 2020
  • Tax Notices Mailed
  • July 24, 2020
  • Taxes Due
  • September 30, 2020        

 

Supplementary Assessment Notices

  • Supplementary Notices will be mailed in October 2020

Understanding Your Property Tax 

Tax Rates
To view the property tax rates, click the links below: 

Payments

 

Contact Taxation
City Hall
580 - 1st Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6 

General Inquiries: 403.529.8111
Fax Line: 403.525.8696
E-mail: tax@medicinehat.ca

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