At the May 3 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council passed first reading of the 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw.

Mayor Jim Wood noted, “that due to inflation a 2% increase in overall municipal taxes is necessary to continue and maintain the level of service delivery County residents and ratepayers have come to expect.” 

There is an additional 1% increase due to provincial requisitions for Education and Policing, which is beyond the control of municipal government.

Heather Surkan, Director of Corporate Services explained that there were “no tax increases over the past three years, as a response to the pandemic.” This year, the increase assists with general inflation (4-6%) as equipment and gas prices are steadily rising.

Mayor Jim Wood was optimistic with the County’s continued growth “which has kept our tax rate low.” Economic growth is evident in many assessment classifications.

A 6% penalty will be applied to any unpaid balance on July 1, November 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023. If you are currently enrolled in our Monthly Tax Installment Plan, no additional payment is required at this time.

Taxes are due on June 30. For more detailed information, please contact Red Deer County Centre at 403.350.2150 or visit