Property Assessments and Taxes


The Assessment Roll for the Town of Pincher Creek has been prepared for the 2024 taxation year.  Notice is hereby given, as required under the Municipal Government Act (s.311) that the Assessment Notices have been sent.  This is NOT your Property Tax invoice. Property Tax invoices will be sent out separately in May.

The Assessment Roll of the Municipality can be found on the Town of Pincher Creek website at or by at the town office during regular business hours.

Any person who wishes to object to the entry of his or her name or of any other person upon the said roll or to the assessed value placed upon any property, may lodge their complaint, in writing, with the applicable complaint fee, by June 10, 2024, at 4:00pm attention Legislative Services Manager at the town office located at 962 St. John Avenue.

Prior to filing a written complaint, you are encouraged to fill out the assessor’s inquiry form at or contact the Town at 403-627-3156 to request that the designated assessor review your property assessment.  If the assessor determines that an error has been made, your assessment will be revised.

Mailing date: April 2, 2024 | Notice of Assessment date: April 9, 2024 | Appeal deadline: June 10, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure they receive a property assessment notice.  If you do not receive your notice by mid-April, contact the Town office at 403-627-3156.

Understanding the Relationship Between Your Property Assessment, Your Property Taxes, and the Municipal Budget

How Shifts in Property Assessments Affect Your Property Taxes

The Role of Property Assessors


Property Assessment Lists

2024 Assessment Roll

2023 Assessment Roll 

2022 Assessment Roll

2021 Assessment Roll

2020 Assessment Roll

School Support Declaration of Faith

All individuals who own property located in a municipality where both a Public School District and a Roman Catholic Separate School District exist, are required to file this notice when a property is acquired. An individual may file a notice at any subsequent time.

Click here to download the form


What Are Property Taxes?
Property taxes are local taxes. Each year, the Town of Pincher Creek Administration and Council determine the cost and the municipal budget required to provide local services.
What is property assessment?
Property Assessment is the process of estimating a fair actual value (average market value) of a property for taxation purposes.

Assessments for all types of property are prepared annually by accredited municipal assessors appointed by the town and governed by provincial legislation and regulation.

Assessments are based on market conditions as of July 1 of the previous year and on the properties physical condition and characteristics as of December 31 of the previous year.

Assessors obtain required information through many means including site inspections, building permits and blueprints, aerial imagery, GIS data, sales information from Alberta Registries, MLS data, industry publications and by annual written requests. Learn more about request for information surveys RFI's.

The property assessment is used to fairly distribute the annual tax revenue requirements throughout the municipality.
When will I receive my property assessment and tax notice?
Property assessment and tax notices are mailed in May of the current tax year.  Additional copies and/or reprints of Property Tax Notices and Property Assessment Notices have a fee of $5.00 each.

What are my tax dollars used for?
Each year, the town of Pincher Creek Administration and Council determine the cost and the municipal budget required to provide local services, including but not limited to:

·         Bylaw enforcement
·         Community and social services
·         Library resources
·         Park maintenance
·         Planning for future infrastructure
·         Protective Services (Police, Fire and Ambulance)
·         Road construction and maintenance, including snow clearing
·         Etc.
The majority of the revenue required is collected by way of property taxation under authority of the Municipal Government Act (statute of Alberta). Other areas of revenue collection are government grants and user fees.

The annual property assessment is used to distribute the tax burden fairly throughout the municipality 

Who pays property tax?
All owners of taxable real estate located within the province. This includes businesses, farmers, and individuals.

Your municipal taxes are calculated using the following formula: 

   Assessment x Municipal Tax Rate / 1000 = Property Tax

When are my taxes due?
Taxes are due every year on June 30th.  
The tax amount on your Assessment and Tax Notice is for taxes levied from January to December of the current year. 
Where do my taxes go?
Your Assessment and Tax Notice includes three separate tax levies taxed at different rates that make up your Total Property Taxes:

 1.       Municipal Levy - This amount is paid directly to the Town of Pincher Creek and pays for municipal infrastructure, facilities, service and programs.

 2.       School Levy - This amount is collected by the Town of Pincher Creek and paid directly to Province of Alberta, for maintenance and development of the school system.  The amount of school funds paid by each municipality is based on population and the tax base.  All municipalities must collect and forward these funds to the Province.

 3.       Senior Housing - This amount is collected by the Town of Pincher Creek and paid directly to the Pincher Creek Foundation and helps pay for senior housing in our area.  If applicable, all municipalities must collect and forward these funds.

What if I am late paying my taxes?

You have until June 30th to pay your current taxes without penalty.   Any account not paid in full as of July 1st will be penalized 12% of the current outstanding balance.

If taxes are not paid by January 1st of the following year, an additional 10% will be applied to the total outstanding balance.

What if I disagree with my property assessment?

If you have questions concerning your property assessment or you feel that your assessment is inaccurate you should inquire with the Assessor by filling out an inquiry form

The assessor will contact you to discuss your concerns and may request amongst other things, documentation (appraisals, sales docs, lease information, plans, etc.) relating to your opinion of value for this property and/or inspect the property to determine if an error was made. If the assessor agrees the original notice is not accurate, a corrected notice may be issued. Assessment reviews and possible amendments only pertain to the current assessment notice.

If after speaking with the assessor, you still feel that your assessment does not accurately reflect a fair and equitable value of your property at July 1 of the previous year, then there is a formal appeal process to file an assessment appeal. This is done through the municipality’s Assessment Review Board. Forms and information to file the assessment appeal can be obtained from the Assessment Review Board Clerk at Town.
An assessment appeal fee must be submitted with the complaint form and this fee is only refunded if the assessment is amended.
If after a board hearing you believe an error in law or jurisdiction has been made by the Assessment Review Board, you may appeal that decision to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (CQB).
An assessment complaint does not exempt you from paying your taxes by the due date or from late payment penalties.

Corrections to the name or address of the assessed person(s) or their school support status may be made without filing a complaint. Contact the Town of Pincher Creek Tax Department at 403-627-3156 or

Appeal fees:

Single Family Residential = $50
Multi-family Residential (more than 3 units) = $500
Non-Residential (Commercial) = $500
*If your appeal is successful, your money will be refunded

For more information about assessment complaints and appeals please visit Municipal Affairs website.

What are the Taxation Rates for the Town of Pincher Creek?
Can I pay in installments throughout the year instead of one lump sum?
Many people prefer to take advantage of our Monthly Tax Installation Payment Program (TIPP).  Here’s how it works:

You may sign up for this program by December 15th of the year prior to deductions being taken out.  Exceptions may be made to the above deadline by contacting the Town Office or you can download the application here which you will need to drop off at the Town Office.


Who is our municipal Assesor?
Kevin Lawrence, AMAA.
KCL Consulting Inc.
TF: 1-888-419-2128
Dir: 587-777-8171
Or submit your inquiry online by clicking here.


Town of Pincher Creek

962 St. John Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB