2017 Municipal Election



Due to the high to extreme fire conditions in the County of Paintearth, effective 12:00 a.m., Monday July 24, 2017, there will not be any further fire permits issued by the County of Paintearth No.18 and all other fire permits are cancelled.

Fires are only to be burned in approved fire pits, approved incinerators or approved burning barrels as per County Bylaw 648-16.

"Acceptable Burn Barrel" means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications:

1) a minimum of 3 (three) meters clearance measured from the nearest edge of the Burn Barrel to a building, property lines, or other combustible material;

2) equipped with an expanded metal spark arrestor mesh screen with openings no larger than 16mm (0.6 inches), secured in place with latches or weights;

3) constructed of non-combustible material;

4) not located over underground utility services or under aboveground wires;

5) is supervised at all times by a responsible person until such time that the fire in the Burn Barrel has been extinguished. A fire shall be deemed to include hot ashes and smoldering embers resulting from the fire; and

6) is used to burn non-prohibited debris.

"Fire Pit" means a non-combustible structure or container located on public or private property, used for recreation purposes and constructed in accordance with this By-law.

a) a fire pit shall be constructed with non-combustible materials,

b) the maximum external dimension of the Fire Pit shall not be greater than one meter,

c) a fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 16mm (0.6 inches) in any dimension,

d) a fire pit shall not be located closer than 3 meters (10 feet) from a property line and two meters from any combustible material, including, but not limited to buildings, structures, fences, patio decks and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit

e) a fire pit shall not be located less than 6 meters (2 feet) laterally from an underground utility line.


"Incinerator Fire" means a fire that is confined within a non-combustible container or barrel with opening; covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a mesh size not larger than 13 millimeters and which is ventilated in such a manner as to preclude the escape of combustible materials, including ash.

The County of Paintearth is urging residents to be fire safe and ensure the all fires are supervised and under control at all times.  Burning is ONLY to be done with extreme care and caution.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CLGM
Chief Administrative Officer

Pre-Authorized Tax Payments

Application Deadline:

This form must be fully completed and accepted by the County of Paintearth No.18 no later than December 15th, in order to participate in the Plan for the following taxation year. The tax account(s) must also have a zero balance at December 31st in order to participate.

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County of Paintearth No. 18

Deadline for Payment:  June 30, 2017

Please be advised the property tax notices for 2017 have been mailed.  The deadline for payment is June 30, 2017.  Balances still owing after June 30, 2017 will be subject to a 5% penalty July 1 and a further 10% penalty applied on all outstanding balances October 1, 2017.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or debit at the County Administration Office located at #1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp Road 374, at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor, or Coronation.  Check our website, www.countypaintearth.ca, for the list of financial institutions set up to accept on-line payments.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CAO

Accepted Financial Institutions

The County of Paintearth will now accept online transactions from the following institutions:

ATB Financial
BMO Financial Group
TD Canada Trust
Some Alberta Credit Unions

Please check back as more financial institutions will be added.


Road Bans


Pursuant to the authority granted under the provisions of Bylaw 596-10 and 
under authority granted in the Traffic Safety Act, the 
Transportation Committee orders that:
All Road Bans in the County of Paintearth will come into effect at:
  8:30 AM, Monday, May 8, 2017
Order Number 02-17

PHONE: (403) 882-3211 FAX: (403) 882-3560
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Website: www.countypaintearth.ca



   (Percentage Axle Weight)

Lake Thelma Road (Twp Rd 352) Hwy 36 to Hwy 872:


All Other Pavements in the County are banned at: 


All Gravel Roads in the County are banned at:

No Ban
With the Following Exceptions:   

Rge Rd 110 - South of Hwy 12 approx 1/2 mile to the Coronation Seed Cleaning Plant entrance

No Ban

Twp Rd 370 - West from Hwy 872 approx 2 1/4 miles to the Progressive Waste Solutions Landfill entrance

No Ban

All Secondary Highways in the County are under Provincial jurisdictions.
Please contact www.transportation.alberta.ca or call toll free 1.877.236.6445. 

Please call Road Data Services @ 1.888.830.7623 to obtain Overlaod permission
for travel on County of Paintearth No. 18 roads.
Overweight and Overdimensional Permit Approval Services

Please contact Community Peace Officer, Colm Fitz-Gerald at 403.740.2997 or 
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