Tax Payment Options
Payment PlanIf you would prefer to pay your taxes by convenient automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account, you can sign up for the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP).
To apply for TIPP complete and sign the TIPP Application Form and return it along with a “VOID” cheque to:
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Assessment and Taxation Office
3rd Floor - 9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4
Send a cheque or money order (do not send cash) and enclose the “return portion” of your tax bill. The envelope must be postmarked before midnight, on the due date noted on your tax notice or late payment penalties will be added. Please make cheques payable to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
At the Bank or Online
Payments may also be made at any Canadian chartered bank, Alberta Treasury Branch, Servus Credit Union or through internet banking using the Tax Roll Number, printed on your bill.
Payment may be made in person at the following locations:
- Jubilee Center, 9909 Franklin Avenue
- Timberlea Landing, 309 Powder Drive
- Janvier Municipal Office
- Conklin Municipal Office
- Fort Chipewyan Municipal Office
- Anzac Municipal Office
To avoid last minute lineups, the Municipality will accept cheques that are post-dated up to and including June 28. Payments made by mail must be postmarked no later than the due date noted on your tax notice in order to avoid penalties.
Please make cheques payable to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
Mortgage Company Payments
If you pay principle, interest and taxes (P.I.T.) to your mortgage company, then the company will receive an invoice for your taxes. You will receive the original tax bill for your records.
The property tax bill will show an abbreviated name of your mortgage company and your mortgage number. If the mortgage company name does not appear on the bill, and you believe you pay P.I.T., please contact your mortgage company immediately.
At a special Council meeting on May 31, 2016, Council voted unanimously in favour of the Tax Penalty Relief Bylaw. Through this bylaw, the first date of penalization for the non-payment of current property taxes has been moved to December 31, 2016.
Penalties will be applied on the following dates:
|July 1||September 1||November 1||January 1|
Simple interest is calculated on the current year balance. Compound interest is calculated on the arrears (previous year’s balance).