Yellowhead County works hard to provide you value for your hard earned tax dollars. Council and Staff endeavor to ensure that you are provided with the highest level of service possible, while considering the needs and expectations of Yellowhead County residents.
Where do your County tax dollars go?
Yellowhead County Council’s operating and capital budget includes the following breakdown of expenditures for 2011:
72% of expenditures have been allocated towards infrastructure projects and programs including roads, bridges, water, sewer, landfills and airport
15% of the budget has been allocated to Community and Protective Services programs for our residents
12% to Corporate and Planning Services
1% is expected to go towards Council and general municipal business
A Few Things You Should Know...
Property taxes cover about 55% of all program costs, including requisitions.
The remaining 45% of the are covered from other sources such as grants, reserves, investment income and user fees.
In addition to municipal property taxes, the County also collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation and the Separate School Board. The education tax represents about 30% of the total taxes collected by the County