To provide Edmontonians with services like fire, police, transit, road maintenance, neighbourhood renewal, recreation facilities and libraries — just to name very few — the City uses a variety of funding sources.
While these sources include user fees, fines, permits and government grants, municipal property taxes are the single largest revenue source for the City.
To ensure all Edmonton property owners pay their fair share of municipal property taxes, the City uses an internationally recognized property assessment process, as legislated by the Government of Alberta. This process uses a market value mass appraisal system to assess Edmonton properties and determine each property owner’s share of property taxes.
- Property tax treatment for low-income homeowners (Discussed in Policy Theme 1)
- Property tax treatment for urban farming operations (Discussed in Policy Theme 2)
- Residential tax rate subclasses to achieve policy outcomes or acknowledge neighbourhood costs(Discussed in Policy Theme 3)
- Tax burden distribution between residential and non-residential property taxpayers (Discussed in Policy Theme 3)
- Council policy on tax rebate or exemptions for non-profit organizations (Discussed in Policy Theme 4)
- Regional context and recommendations for future sustainability (Discussed in Policy Theme 5)