Do other communities have local improvement tax?

Yes, communities such as Ponoka, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Camrose, and Grande Prairie—to name a few—all use local improvement taxes. 

Below is some information the City of Wetaskiwin has collected regarding other communities that have local improvement plans.

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Grande Prairie

Medicine Hat



Red Deer


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1. What if I cannot afford to pay for the local improvement levy?
2. Will the completed work affect my future property assessments?
3. What am I paying for with the local improvement tax?
4. Do all city residents have to pay for the local improvements?
5. Why is this not covered by the infrastructure maintenance tax?
6. Do I still have to pay the local improvement tax if I move?
7. Do other communities have local improvement tax?
8. What can I do if I disagree with the classification of my road?