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Either way, here are some tips as to how to correctly place your bin in the back alley/front: Tip #1: Park It - Park your rollout on level ground at your curb or in your back alley. Tip #2: Space It - Space your rollout at least 1 meter from any objects such as vehicles, light posts, fences, etc. There must be at least 1 meter of free space behind it and on all sides. Tip #3: Take It - Take your rollout back onto your property by 7 p.m. on your collection day.
Another reason your garbage may not have been picked up is that you've either placed your bin out on the wrong day, or a non-pick up day, such as a holiday. Please phone the Public Works shop at 403-362-3146 and they will look into the issue.
Brooks Region Tourism has a comprehensive list of all the events happening in the City of Brooks and County of Newell. Please visit their website at https://brooksregiontourism.com/ for more information.
Both of these websites have information pertaining to businesses and services within the City of Brooks and County of Newell.
Municipal taxes go toward many services including but not limited to:1. Protective services such as Policing, Fire Services & Bylaw enforcement;2. Road maintenance including snow clearing & street sweeping;3. Park maintenance;4. Recreation programs and facility maintenance (also subsidized by user fees); and,5. Community programs & facilities such as the Library, Museum, FCSS and the Handibus
To learn more about municipal taxes, please visit the Finance section on this website.
The Public Works & Parks Office is open 7:30-4:30 and is closed from noon-1:00pm. Public Works and Parks are also closed on Statutory Holidays.
If you are having problems with animal control or pet bylaws: Please call Animal Control at 403-362-2331. Please ensure that you leave your name and a call back number and a member will return your call within 24 hours.
If a bylaw ticket is not paid in full a Provincial Violation ticket is created for processing and forwarded to the individual/company with a letter outlining the offence. This ticket must be paid in full at your local provincial court during office hours. This ticket will have the required court appearance date printed on it. Failure to attend court may result in a conviction in absence. Please be aware that additional penalties and motor vehicle services denial may be put into effect until all fines and penalties are paid. In some cases, a provincial warrant can be issued. How do I make an inquiry about a bylaw ticket or provincial ticket? If you have questions about a ticket you have received, please contact: Manager of Administration 201 - 1st Avenue West Brooks, AB T1R 1B7 403-362-3333 Hours of Operation are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The 2023 combined Property Assessment and Tax Notices will be mailed out prior to May 30th, 2023. If you do not receive your notice, make sure you give City Hall a call and they can provide you with a re-print.
Municipal taxes go toward many services including but not limited to: 1.Protective services such as Policing, Fire Services and Bylaw enforcement; 2.Road maintenance including snow clearing and street sweeping; 3.Park maintenance; 4.Recreation programs and facility maintenance (also subsidized by user fees); and, 5.Community programs and facilities such as the Library, Museum, FCSS and the Handibus
In the City of Brooks, they are due on June 30th 2023.
For 2023 Taxes late payment penalties are as follows – 2% on July 1, 2023 and 2% on November 1, 2023.
Yes, we have a payment plan, known as TIPP, which enables you to pre-pay your taxes through equal monthly installments. If you are not signed up currently, you can join and begin paying your upcoming years taxes through this program. We also have a tax arrears payment plan, known as TAPP, which enables you to pay off any tax arrears that you have in equal monthly installments.
OptionPay is a payment card system the City of Brooks uses for its online property tax credit card transactions. You can find out more information about OptionPay by visiting their website here.
Yes. All transactions carried out through OptionPay follow a tiered fee schedule, starting at a minimum fee of $2.00. To see the full fee schedule for using this payment option, please visit their fee schedule here.
The fees are administered through the OptionPay program for the use of their service and not through the City of Brooks.
OptionPay provides information on their security measures here. Please note that the City of Brooks takes no responsibility for, and accepts no liability, in the event of security breaches, technical difficulties, or other issues that may arise from your use of OptionPay. All users accept responsibility for their use of this service and do so at their own risk.
For more information, please call 403-362-5188.
- The City is not responsible for what is put in the sewer lines and is not responsible for sewer backups. The City encourages homeowners to contact the City's Public Works Department at 403-362-3146 or after hours at 403-362-5526 when the sewer backup occurs before calling a plumber as the City may be able to remedy the problem. However, the City will direct homeowners to contact a plumber, if required. The second step is to contact your insurance company.
- The City of Brooks advises residents to assist with prevention of sewer backups to consider installing a sewer backup flow preventer. If you require further information, please contact Public Works at 403-362-3146.
While there is a possibility, most "grants" (in other words, financial assistance that is not repaid) often target specific clients with criteria you must meet to qualify. As a rule, there are no "grant programs" to assist with general small business start-up. Click here to connect to the Government of Canada's grant website:
Based on an average water consumption of 35 m³ every 2 months your bi-monthly invoice would be $165.70. Please note this amount is based on an average consumption. To learn more please refer to
The city also has a pre-authorized payment plan in place for the utilities. This plan is for home and business owners, or tenants who pay City of Brooks utilities. The payments are withdrawn from your bank account within 5 days of the due date noted on your current utility billing. You do not have to renew each year; the withdrawal continues until cancelled by the City of Brooks or yourself. Every bank participates in this plan. Please attach a check with VOID written on it with your Authorization form and bring to City Hall. Please view the