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.
2013 Approved Budget (as of December 11, 2012)
The Approved 2013 Operating Budget results in an overall 3.3% increase in the property tax levy – 2.3% for civic programs, boards and commissions and 1.0% to continue to build the fund.
The approved budgets for City-managed utilities result in a rate increase of $1.00 per month for sanitary drainage, $0.75 per month for stormwater drainage and $2.17 per month for waste management.
In 2012, a house worth $364,000 paid $1,797 in municipal tax. A 3.3% increase means a $119 increase for the year, or $9.92 a month for households on the monthly payment plan.
The Executive Summary of the Approved 2013 Operating Budget summarizes costs, distribution of taxes and strategies for balancing the budget.
Key Dates for 2013 Budget
June 20, 2012
City 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, 2012
2013 Proposed Drainage and Waste Management Utilities Budgets released online.
November 8, 2012
2013 Proposed Operating Budget for Civic Programs, Boards and Commissions, and Edmonton Police Service released online.
November 14, 2012
Presentations to Council on 2013 Proposed Operating Budget for Civic Programs, Boards and Commissions, and Edmonton Police Service.
November 26, 2012
Non-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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