Small Business Property Assessment Sub-Class


As a key part of its economic development strategy, Clearwater County Council has committed to fostering a culture of growth. This means providing a competitive tax environment that encourages sustained growth and development of small business.

Until recently, businesses were charged the same property tax rate regardless of their size. The Small Business Property Assessment Sub-Class offers up to 25 per cent in tax savings compared to other non-residential property.

The program is available to all small business properties (other than designated industrial property) that are owned or leased by a business that has fewer than 50 full-time employees.

To qualify, each Small Business Property Owner must voluntarily register and the small business must comply with Clearwater County’s Land Use Bylaw.

Properties that are eligible will be taxed at a reduced rate compared to the rural non-residential municipal tax rate. Click here to download an application form. Please send completed forms to or mail/drop off at the County office (Box 550, 4340 - 47 Avenue, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A4).Fillable PDF Form

If you believe your property qualifies for the rural non-residential small business tax class, you must complete an application and submit it for review.

For more information, please email or call 403-845-4444.