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Wood Buffalo Property Tax Calculator 2023

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A specialized municipality located in northeast Alberta, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has a population of over 77K residents. The municipality is the second largest in Alberta by area and borders the Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada. In 1995, the city of Fort McMurray and Improvement District No. 143 were amalgamated to form the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which was later renamed the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The average price of a home in Fort McMurray in November 2023 was $346K. The city's most common type of residential property is single-family detached homes, which had an average price of $506K in November 2023.

Wood Buffalo property tax is based on the assessed value of your home. Every year, Wood Buffalo assess properties based on guidelines set by the Alberta Assessment and Property Tax Policy Unit and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

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You can calculate your property tax using either your home's assessed value or your home's most recent market price. Just enter the price and type of your property, and we will give you an instant property tax estimate.

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AB Assessment Value of the Property
2023 Property Tax Value
$2,3502.35k
2023 Residential Property Tax Rate
0.469930 %

2023 Tax rates for Cities Near Wood Buffalo

City Final Tax Rate
Cold Lake1.097000 %
Edmonton0.944750 %
Spruce Grove0.893430 %
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Wood Buffalo Property Taxes

Property tax is a tax based on the assessed value of a property. If you own a property or parcel of land, you will have to pay property tax. It is used to pay for city services such as police, the fire department, and public transit as well as elementary and secondary education.

There are two main parts to a property tax:

  • A municipal tax that depends on the municipality of the property
  • An education tax that may change from municipality to municipality

Some cities may add additional taxes.

Property tax rates also depend on the type of property. Common major categories are Residential, Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Farmland. Almost all homes will apply under Residential property tax rates.

Residential Property Tax Rate for Wood Buffalo from 2021 to 2023
YearMunicipal RateEducational RateFinal Tax Rate
20230.229230%0.237970%0.469930%
20220.229230%0.267440%0.500060%
20210.214230%0.289750%0.507230%
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Wood Buffalo Property Tax Department Information

For any questions or inquiries about your property tax rate or property tax bill, you can reach out to the city of Wood Buffalo's property tax department through the following methods:

Phone number
780-743-7000
Contact Form
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Wood Buffalo at a Glance
ProvinceAlberta
Settled Year1788
Established Year1995
Incorporated Year 1995
Population 72,326 (2021)
City Area60,843.88 km 2 (23,491.95 sq mi)
Official WebsiteWood Buffalo Official Website

Property Taxes in Alberta for a $500K Alberta Assessed Value Home*

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Assessed Value of a Property

Properties in Alberta are assessed every year by municipalities according to guidelines by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Alberta Assessment and Property Tax Policy Unit. This is different from BC and Ontario where property assessments are conducted by a provincial entity. Most properties are assessed using a market value-based approach. There are three ways that municipalities can use to determine a property’s market value:

1.Sales Comparison Approach

Most properties are valued under this approach. This compares the sales of similar properties in the assessment year to determine a valuation for the property. The assessed value may not equal the actual market value or sale value of a property.

2.Cost Approach

New properties are valued under this approach. This uses the cost of the property if someone were to rebuild it to determine a valuation for the property. This includes the price of the land and the price of all improvements (e.g. buildings) on top of it. While this takes into account the market value of the land, it does not consider the market value of the property as a whole.

3.Income Approach

For properties that are dedicated to generating income like rental properties or offices, an income-based approach is used. In these cases, it may not be possible to find recent sales of comparable properties. This approach uses the income generated by the property to determine its assessed value.

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This calculator is provided for general information purposes only. This calculation may not include any special charges, levies or fees. Results are approximations only. For official and the most up-to-date information, please see your porerty tax bill or contact the relevant taxation authority of your region.