The Town of Strathmore is reminding residents that property taxes are due by June 30.

The property tax increase was set at 5.6 per cent in May during a Town Council meeting.

The town collects 73 per cent of property taxes to support municipal operations, while 26 per cent is given to the government of Alberta to support education and one per cent is used to help Wheatland Housing.

According to town staff, property assessments are prepared annually using appraisal techniques, which help find out property values by grouping them at a certain point in time.

This year, the average residential single-family assessment increased by 16.5 per cent, which is up from $368,000 in 2023 to $428,700 this year.