Residential Property Tax & Utility Charges Survey
Each year, the City of Edmonton conducts a survey of property taxes and utility charges for an average, single-detached house in major Canadian cities and municipalities in the Edmonton region.
The survey is intended to compare the property tax and utility costs of owning a similar kind of house in different municipalities across Canada and within the Edmonton region. We use this information to assess the relative burden to Edmonton property taxpayers.
It is important to use caution when interpreting the survey information in this report. The survey cannot be used to measure and compare the efficiency of municipal governments because differences in property taxes and utility costs can be attributed to various factors such as:
- the structure and sources of municipal governments’ revenues
- the kinds and levels of services provided
- different methods for financing local improvements and other municipal services
- the extent to which user-pay policies are used.
The latest year’s survey results, as well as the survey results for the past several years, are available here.