The Town of Beaumont provided Leduc County with notice of its intent to annex 24 quarter sections, or 1,536 hectares, of land on April 30, 2013. On Feb. 11, 2014, Town of Beaumont council passed a motion to proceed with an annexation application to the Municipal Government Board (MGB). The Town of Beaumont's application sought approval to annex 21 quarter sections of land, or roughly 3,320 acres, from Leduc County.
On Nov. 22, 2016, the Government of Alberta granted the Town of Beaumont's annexation request by way of an Order in Council, which detailed the Town of Beaumont's successful annexation of 21 quarter sections of land, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
The annexation provides a 50-year tax protection to property owners in the annexed area. This means that, after Jan. 1, 2017, property owners will pay taxes to the Town of Beaumont but will be taxed at the lower of the two applicable rates imposed by either Leduc County or the Town of Beaumont. Property owners will automatically pay the Town of Beaumont's tax rate if they proceed with a subdivision or landowner-initiated redistricting of land.