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2019 Property Taxes
Reminder: The last day to pay property taxes without penalty is Friday, June 28th.On July 1, 2019, a 4% penalty will be applied to any tax balance/s not paid on or before the June 30 due date. Payment of taxes may be made at the County Office during business hours, online, by telephone banking at any financial institution, or payment may be mailed.If payment is mailed, the envelope must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than June 30. A postage meter imprint is not acceptable proof of mailing date. If the postmark is illegible, the actual date of receipt by the County of Northern Lights will apply.If you have not received your 2019 Property Assessment and Tax Notice, please contact the County Office to confirm your mailing address. This notice does not apply to tax accounts that are on the monthly tax payment plan.As June 30th is a Sunday, the final day for payments to be made without penalty in person at the Office will be June 28th.OFFICE HOURS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH: 8 AM - 3 PM and closed for lunch from 12 PM - 1 PM
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Mercer Satellite Yard Plan
The County of Northern Lights has received concerns from the public regarding the Mercer satellite log storage yard and the upcoming chip haul that will occur this summer. Although no plan can fully alleviate all the concerns that the County has heard, we have worked closely with Mercer to develop the best possible plan that will be implemented to support both the residential concerns and natural resource industry. These are a few highlights that the plan includes;
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Water Rate Increase
Due to the pending rate increases from our water source provider, the County will be changing its water rates effective August 1st, 2019. The rates are as follows:
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Evacuation Alert Status Rescinded- Residents of County of Northern Lights and Town of Manning
To Residents located in the County of Northern Lights and in the Town of Manning. At 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 14th, 2019 the Joint Emergency Coordination Centre for the Town of Manning and the County of Northern Lights RESCINDS the Evacuation Alert Status for the following boundaries:
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A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect for areas of the County of Northern Lights outside the Forest Protection Area. This is consistent with a ban in place within the Forest Protection Area. All fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued. Prohibited• All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, backcountry and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.• Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.• Fireworks and exploding targets.• The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands. Allowed• Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified. • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.• OHVs for industrial use, agricultural use, and traditional use by Indigenous peoples, as well as use on private lands. The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.For updates and more information, please visit www.albertafirebans.ca   
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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed daily 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and all Statutory Holidays.

Office Closed:

Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day

Monday, July 1st for Canada Day

Monday, August 5th for Heritage Day



Fire season starts on March 1st, all burning will require a fire permit

Before you burn it, get a permit!

For burning permits, call Agriculture & Forestry office at 780-624-6190



For the most up to date information related to fire bans/advisories, please visit the Alberta Wildfire Website

at www.albertafirebans.ca