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.

Village Office Sign!

Posted on May 9, 2023 under: Announcements

On behalf of the Village a big thank you to Leo and Don Hensel for putting up the Village of Empress sign on the office building.  Much appreciated and great volunteering.  Thanks so much!
— Village Office
2023-05-09 Empress Village Office


Property Tax notices

Posted on April 28, 2023 under: Announcements

The Village politely remind residents that tax notices will be mailed (bar no unforeseen circumstances) end of day May 11.

The Village politely request that those residents who still have outstanding/current arrears tax amounts AND are planning to make payments, that you do so by May 2nd at noon so that this reflects on your 2023 tax notice.

Interac (email) payments
See the Bill Payments page for details.
Tax payment receipts can be requested from
If your mailing address has changed please email the office at

The Village thank you for your understanding.


Office closure

Posted on April 27, 2023 under: Announcements

Office will have
No banking and limited municipal services Thu Apr 27 from 1-4pm & Fri Apr 28 from 9-12 noon
Both will be closed Fri Apr 28 from 12 noon.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Questions email


Tax Bylaws Passed & Municipal Fees Updated

Posted on April 21, 2023 under: Announcements

The 2023 Tax Bylaws have been passed which you can view on our Bylaws page or Property Taxes page.

The Municipal Fees have been updated and are in effect as of 2023-Apr-19, which you can view on our Rates & Fees page.


April 19 Council Meeting Agenda

Posted on April 11, 2023 under: Announcements

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
Regular Council Meeting
Empress Village Office Building
6 3 Avenue West


Looking to Hire

Posted on March 23, 2023 under: Announcements

The Empress Library is looking to hire someone who excels in organizing, communicating, and creative thinking. Casual hours only.  Send resumes to or bring it into the library.  Resumes will be accepted until April 14th.


March 29 Council Meeting Agenda

Posted on March 23, 2023 under: Announcements

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Regular Council Meeting
Empress Village Office Building
6 3 Avenue West


History page rewritten

Posted on March 22, 2023 under: Announcements

Thank you to Rachel Booker for writing up a great history for our website!  There are more pictures in the History Gallery also.


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