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2022 County Maps now avaliable for purchase at the County Office.

Strategic Plan

Meeting Schedule

Council Meeting

June 13 - Regular Council @ 9:00am.

June 27 - Regular Council @ 9:00am.

Council Virtual Link


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Upcoming Events,Community Newsletters & FCSS

Emergency Contacts

Michael Coy
Director of Public Works

Donald MacNeil
Manager of Infrastructure Projects

Tom Morgan
Fire Chief

Utilitiy Operations
On-Call Emergancy Number:

Birch Hills County

(Office will now be open 8:15am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday and Closed from 12-12:30 for lunch.)

Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the North and the Smoky River to the East. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the County.


Assessment and Taxation Clerk

Agriculture Department:

Seasonal Labourers – 1 position (May 1 – August 25)

Public Works Department:

Seasonal Labourer 1 Position (May 1 – August 3)

NO SPRAY Agreements

Birch Hills County has received a significant rainfall and as a result the fire ban has been lowered to a fire restriction on large fuel load fires. Please bear in mind that even with this moisture the fire risk is still extremely high so extreme caution must be used. NO campfires are permitted in the backcountry or random fire pits. Please make sure your fire pit is completely extinguished when you are done with it.


Please clear debris from the hotspots on ATV's and keep them clean. This fire restriction shall remain in place until further notice If conditions worsen we me go back to a total fire ban.

For more information, please contact Birch Hills county at 780-694-3793

To view a map of the Fire Ban visit

The fire ban will remain in place until further notice.

Lot for sale - Wanham

BHC Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament

Photo Contest - 1st Prize $200.00!

  • Entries must include the signed waiver : CLICK HERE FOR WAIVER
  • All photos must be taken within Birch Hills County Borders
  • Photos can be from any date.
  • Please send all entries and waivers to
  • If photos are sent untagged, your name will be added to the right hand corner.
  • Cheque for 1st ($200.00) and 2nd ($100.00) place, made payable to your choice of local business
    • Eaglesham Golf and Country Club
    • Bear Country Inn
    • Dolly's
    • Country Charm
    • Paradis Honey
    • Wanham Warehouse
  • Deadline for entry is September 1st 2023
  • All photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page (Sept 5) and the winner will be choosen by likes (Sept 13).


The 2023 annual Combined Assessment & Tax Notices will be mailed on May 15, and are considered received on May 22. If you do not receive your notice(s), please contact the County Office.
Assessment Complaint Date July 25, 2023
Property Taxes due by August 15, 2023
Failure to receive a tax notice is not a reason for non-payment of taxes.

Payment Methods
The County accepts cash, debit, cheque and online banking through, ATB, BMO, CIBC, Credit Unions, ScotiaBank, and e-transfers to *please reference your ROLL Number when sending an e-transfer.

Penalties will be applied to the tax account as follows:

• August 15th = 2%
• September 15st = 4%
• November 15st = 4%

Please return the remittance portion of your tax notice with your payment for receipting purposes. If you have any questions about your notice, or if any in-formation is incorrect, please contact our office at 780-694-3793 or by email

2022 Birch Hills County Audited Finacials

Want to Pay Your Bills Online? (Utilities, Taxes, Exc.) Click Here


Birch Hills County is compiling a list of available industrial equipment for the 2023
construction season. Equipment of interest is as follows: Back-hoes, Track-hoes,
Brushers, Dozers, Scrapers, Packers, Graders, Water Trucks, and Hydro-Vac Units.
If you are interested, please submit an equipment description (including year, make,
& model) along with an hourly and day rate for use during 2023. Any attachments
or accessories which change the working rate of the equipment should be listed separately.
Lowest rates will not necessarily be chosen for every project. Mobilization/
demobilization rates should also be included where applicable.
To qualify for consideration, proof of the following requirements will apply:
• $5,000,000 liability coverage
• WCB Coverage


In an effort to better organize the landfill and dumping procedures, new requirements are required from all residents before unloading at the Wanham Transfer Station and Tangent Landfill. Effective immediately, any resident wishing to dump garbage will be required to give their name and license plate number as well as the type of garbage they are unloading. If this information is not provided, dumping privilege will be denied. This is to ensure organization and accountability. The County appreciates your assistance with this matter.

One Bedroom Apartment Rentals

Mental Health & Addictions Support

Upcoming Events & Community Newsletters now found on our "Tourism and Recreation Page"

December 01, 2018

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.