The City of Edmonton delivers programs and services necessary to maintain and enhance our high standard of living.
Roads and public transit that move people; police, bylaws and fire rescue services to keep people safe; parks, waste management and drainage to keep our communities clean and healthy; social programs and leisure activities to make Edmonton a great place in which to live, work and visit. These are some of the core services Edmontonians require their local government to provide.
The City Budget identifies the costs for these services and the sources of revenue to pay for the services, including property taxes and user fees.
Council provides 2013 Budget Guidelines
On June 20, 2012, City Council directed Administration to prepare a 2013 draft operating budget within a 5.5% tax increase for all civic operations, including the Neighbourhood Renewal Program. A draft budget will be presented in November to start Council’s deliberations and the first step in determining the 2013 tax rate and user fees.
A house worth $357,000 this year pays $1,790 in municipal tax in 2012. A 5.5% increase would mean roughly a $100 increase for the year, or $8 a month for households on the monthly payment plan.
This guideline of 5.5% is just the starting point for discussions and is expected to change. In the fall budget deliberations, Council will also discuss any new initiatives they may want to pursue and the impact of any additions on taxes.The most current forecasted growth rates for Edmonton in 2013 are:
- 2.7% Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation
- 1.3% Population increase
- 3.1% GDP growth
Key Dates for 2013 Budget
June 20, 2012City Council sets 2013 budget guideline directing administration to prepare a draft budget limiting a tax increase to 4% for civic programs, boards and commissions, and 1.5% for the Neighbourhood Renewal Program.
October 24, 20122013 Proposed Drainage and Waste Management Utilities Budgets released online.
November 8, 20122013 Proposed Operating Budget for Civic Programs, Boards and Commissions, and Edmonton Police Service released online.
November 14, 2012Presentations to Council on 2013 Proposed Operating Budget for Civic Programs, Boards and Commissions, and Edmonton Police Service.
November 26, 2012Non-statutory Public Hearing on 2013 Proposed Operating and Utilities Budgets
November 27 to December 12, 2012 (December 13 & 14 if required)Council Budget Deliberations
January 1, 2013
Assessment Notices that identify assessed value of homes and non-residential properties are mailed to property owners.
- Education Tax Requisition received from the Province of Alberta
- Council approves final tax rate, to be applied against properties within the city, based on their assessed value.
Property tax notices are mailed to property owners.
June 30, 2013
Deadline to pay property taxes.
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