The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Property Taxes


2021: The millrate was set in the 2021-01 Tax Millrate Bylaw. If you have not yet paid your 2021 Property Taxes, please Contact the Village office.


Each year, the Village of Empress Council passes a Tax Millrate Bylaw in the spring, then mails out the Combined Assessment and Property Tax Notice to property owners by May 1.

Taxes may be paid by cash, cheque, direct deposit or e-transfer.

The taxes are due by June 30. If the taxes are not paid by that date, a penalty of 10% is added. If taxes are still not paid by December 31, another 10% penalty is added. See 2021-01 Tax Millrate Bylaw.

If a property owner has an issue with their Assessment, then they should first contact the Assessor:

Chris Snelgrove, AMAA
Assessment Consultant
Benchmark Assessment Consultants Inc.
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-633-9012
Fax: 403-381-1596

If the issue remains unresolved after that, then the property owner may fill out a Assessment Review Board Complaint and submit it to the Village of Empress office. Such complaints must be received before the taxes are due, and the taxes still must be paid before the deadline. If any adjustments get made to the Assessment, any differences in the taxes paid will be handled afterward.

For information on the Water, Sewer, and Garbage bills, click here.

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