Property tax arrears rising in town

As Okotoks officials sit down to discuss details of the next year’s operating budget and property tax increases this week, it’s apparent it is becoming more difficult for some residents to keep up with their tax bills.

Provincial property tax sale information reveals the number of Okotoks properties advertised for auction because of tardy property tax payments has risen in the past five years, from two in 2008 to 22 this year.

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