NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Wednesday, February 22, 2017
County Assessors Beginning Property Re-inspection Next Week in Hythe
Assessors will be travelling door-to-door during regular business hours in selected areas within the County boundaries starting on Wednesday, March 1 until further notice to conduct property re-inspections. This includes the Village of Hythe.
County CAO Bill Rogan explained, “The County re-inspects properties to ensure all data assessment records are accurate and up-to-date; however, some properties will not be visited because they were already re-inspected recently or nothing has drastically changed to the properties.”
County assessors will be visiting properties within Township 70-72, Range 7 and Township 70-75, Range 8; the hamlets of La Glace and Dimsdale; as well as the Town of Wembley and the Village of Hythe.
Property re-inspection is a standard policy put in place by the provincial government that requires all Alberta municipalities perform ongoing re-inspections and complete overall inspections of all properties in a five-year term.
County assessors will be wearing photo identification badges. If residents are not home, assessors may leave a door hangar with information to contact the Assessment department at 780-513-3952. If you have any questions, please contact the County Assessment department at 780-513-3952.
All information collected during the re-inspection is subjected to the Freedom of Information and Privacy of Protection Act.
2016 Property Tax Information
The Village of Hythe Combined Property Tax and Assessment Notices were mailed on May 27, 2016. The Village of Hythe Property Tax consists of municipal, education, and seniors’ housing tax, and is due by July 31, 2016.
Failure to receive a tax notice is not considered sufficient reason for non-payment of taxes. Late payment penalties of 18% will be applied to current taxes on August 1, 2016. Any current and arrears taxes payable as of December 31, 2016 will be subject to an additional penalty of 18% on January 1, 2017.
The Village of Hythe collects and remits education tax on behalf of the Province of Alberta, based on a calculation formula that takes into account the amount of assessment in each jurisdiction.
All Alberta property owners pay education property taxes. There is now a Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program, which allows seniors to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low interest home equity loan with the Alberta government. Information on how to apply for this loan is available from the Village Office or visit the website www.SeniorsPTDP.alberta.ca You can also contact the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.
Preparation of 2016 Assessment Rolls
Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of the Village of Hythe, made under the provision of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta, 2000, Chapter M-26, has been prepared. Land and improvements are assessed to a market value standard pursuant to the requirements of the Municipal Government Act. The roll will be open for inspection at the Village of Hythe office from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 10011 – 100 Street, Hythe, Alberta. Please note that the office may be closed for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. daily. Link to County of Grande Prairie Webmap is - https://maps.countygp.ab.ca/publicmap/ This map provides parcel information, pictures, aerials, and assessment info.
Any person who objects to the name, assessed values, or mill rate classification as entered on the assessment roll must lodge a complaint in writing, accompanied by a $50.00 assessment appeal fee, (per tax roll account) to the Village of Hythe Office within 60 days from the mailing date of the annual Combined Tax and Assessment Notices. Further information on the appeal procedure may be located on back of said notice.
The assessment appeal deadline is July 26, 2016.