The Town of Drumheller council has approved two new options for residents to pay their 2021 property taxes to support residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
Residents can enroll to either defer their property taxes until November 30 of this year, or enroll in a six-month pre-authorized payment plan (PAPP). Both options will omit penalties until December 1, 2021.
In previous years, the Town of Drumheller has offered residents monthly pre-authorized payment options or the option to pay in a lump sum prior to the annual August 31 due date. These options are still available, and those who are on the annual PAPP are not affected by these approved changes.
“The effects of the pandemic are still being felt by members of our community,” shares Town of Drumheller Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Darryl Drohomerski. “This decision was made in effort of assisting property owners with possible financial burden, just like we did in 2020. Adding a modified payment option will allow residents and businesses to easily manage their payments rather than paying in one large lump-sum come August 31.”
To qualify for the six-month PAPP for 2021 property taxes, or to defer payments until November 30, 2021, property owners must not currently be enrolled on the PAPP, must be current and not have taxes owing from prior years, and must enroll prior to August 1.
Property owners whose taxes are in arrears will still be subject to penalties.
Please note, those enrolling to defer their taxes must provide a copy of the 2021 Notice of Assessment. Those enrolling to the six-month PAPP after Monday, July 26 will be required to provide their first payment.
To enroll in either program, property owners can submit their information online at www.drumheller.ca/live/taxes-payments/property-tax, contact 403-823-1314 or email directly to email@example.com, or visit Town Hall at 224 Centre Street.