Municipal Taxes

Your tax bill includes municipal taxes and education taxes. Only the municipal taxes are retained by the Summer Village of Waiparous to help pay for municipal services.

The Summer Village of Ghost Lake 2021 Property Tax Notices have been mailed. 

What types of Taxes are collected? The following graph shows how much of each tax dollar goes to each type of service.

Residential Property Assessments

Property assessment is a value placed on a property for municipal and provincial taxation purposes. The Summer Village of Waiparous assesses each property annually to distribute fair and equitable taxation. The estimated value of each property comes from the measurement, analysis and interpretation of the real estate market and is governed by the Municipal Government Act.  

The Summer Village of Ghost Lake 2021 Property Assessments have been mailed. 

Property Assessments and Assessment Review Board

Before filing a complaint/appeal, please discuss your concerns with an Assessor. They may be able to correct the record or make an appointment to visit your property.

Assessment Review Board Hearings

If the Assessor is unable to explain or address your concern, you can file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board (ARB).

Declare Provincial School Support

All property owners are required to pay education taxes, whether they have children or not.

Paying Your Taxes

In order to avoid late penalties, take advantage of the many ways in which to pay your taxes on time.


Reminder notices are mailed out to property owners who have outstanding taxes, in September of each year.

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program is a provincial program that allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes.

Tax Certificates

If you require a tax certificate, they are available through written request submitted to our office.

Tax Rate Bylaw

Read about the Tax Rate Bylaw for your municipal tax rates

The Alberta government Guide to property assessment and taxation in Alberta is available here.

More information on Property Assessment can be found on the Government of Alberta Website.