Frequently Asked Questions

What is the village office mailing address?

Box 8, Alberta Beach, AB, T0E 0A0, phone number (780) 967-0271

What are our village office hours?

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call: (780) 967-0271

When are Council meetings?

Council meeting dates are held approximately every 2nd month on the 3rd Thursday beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Wildwillow Administrative Office, 2317 Twp. Rd 545, Lac Ste. Anne County (former Ste. Anne Gas Co-op building)

Does my dog require a license?

No, but please recognize that control of your pets and responsible pet ownership is needed to make our community enjoyable for all our residents and visitors.

What is the population of Birch Cove?

67 living in 61 of its total private dwellings, according to Stats Canada 2021 census.

If I am building or renovating, do I need a building permit?

Development in the Summer Village of Birch Cove requires a permit to be obtained. This pertains to the following:

  • Construction or excavation, in, on, over or under land
  • In the making of any change/alterations in the use of any building: also included in this is the removal of top soil; the demolition of a building, the digging of a well or installation of a water cistern, erection of a tarped garage and operating a home-based business.

For all development questions, Development Permits, and Compliance Certificates please contact:

Tony Sonnleitner

  • Address: Box 2945
    Stony Plain, Alberta
    T7Z 1Y4
  • Phone:       780-718-5479
  • Fax:           866-363-3342
  • email:

When are Tax and Assessment notices mailed?

The combined tax and assessment notice is mailed annually no later than May 31 of each year.

When are my Property Taxes due?

Property taxes are due by June 30 annually.

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