Yellowhead County works hard to provide you value for your hard earned tax dollars. Council and Staff endeavor to ensure that you are provided with the highest level of service possible, while considering the needs and expectations of Yellowhead County residents.
Where do your County tax dollars go?
Yellowhead County Council’s operating and capital budget includes the following breakdown of expenditures for 2016:
60% of expenditures have been allocated towards infrastructure projects and programs including roads, bridges, water, sewer, landfills and airport
9% of the budget has been allocated to Community Services programs for our residents
15% of the budget has been allocated to Protective Services programs for our residents
10% to Corporate and Planning Services
1% to go towards Council and general municipal business
6% of the budget has been allocated to revenue sharing with the Towns of Edson & Hinton
A Few Things You Should Know...
Property taxes cover about 58% of all program costs, including requisitions.
The remaining 42% of the are covered from other sources such as grants, reserves, investment income and user fees.
In addition to municipal property taxes, the County also collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation and the Separate School Board. The education tax represents about 29% of the total taxes collected by the County
- Preauthorized Payment Information and Payment Form
- Cancellation of Preauthorization
- Tax Assessment Code Descriptions
- 2016 Taxation Bylaw
- Assessment Review Complaint Form (right-click on mouse and choose "save link as" to download PDF to your computer's desktop)
- Assessment Complaint Form (with Agent)
For more information on Assessment Appeals please visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.