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Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2023

Please be advised the 2023 Property Tax Notices have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2023.  Balances owing after June 30, 2023 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1, 2023 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2023.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, debit or credit card (user fee applies) at the County Administration Office located at #1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp Road 374, in person at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor, or Coronation.  Click HERE for the list of financial institutions set up to accept on line payments. New this year we can accept e-transfer through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michael Simpson, CAO

Notice: Total Fire Ban

A Total Fire Ban has been imposed effective immediately May 2, 2023 for the County of Paintearth No.18

This Ban:

  • Prohibits the issuance of Fire Permits by the County of Paintearth Fire Guardians
  • Suspends all outstanding Fire Permits issued by the County of Paintearth under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.
  • Required that all outdoor fires presently burning whether under the authority of a fire permit or not be extinguished immediately.
  • This includes all open fires, camp fires, fires used for cooking or warmth, burning barrels, incinerators and the discharge of fireworks.

This ban does not apply to fires which are contained in cooking and heating appliances which are fueled by liquid (propane or natural gas) fuel.

A person who sets a fire not allowed under this Fire Ban will be responsible for the costs for extinguishing the fire pursuant to County Bylaw 675-19 and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.

For further information contact Colm Fitz-Gerald, Community Enforcement Officer 403.740.2997 or Administration Office 403.882.3211

M. Simpson, CLGM
Chief Administrative Officer


Seasonally dry conditions along with winds can lead to an increased risk of the pile reigniting.
Please ensure that these old burn piles are completely extinguished.
A double check can provide peace of mind and hopefully save you a fire bill.