Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) - pre-authorized payments
The Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a monthly instalment plan that allows taxpayers to pay their property taxes in equal monthly payments, rather than in a single annual payment. Payment by pre-authorized debit plans are for tax payments only. Application is required. Request an application to join TIPP. If you are a current Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) participant, no payment is required at this time.
Banks and financial institutions
ATM or in person: Payments can be made at most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches. If you pay by ATM, keep your receipt as proof of the date and time of payment. It is important to ensure the roll number you have set up on your bank bill payment menu is the same roll number that appears on your tax bill. The tax roll number is linked to the property not the owner, so if you have moved, your new roll number must be referenced on your bill payment menu.
Internet and phone: Please be aware of your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment. It is important to ensure the roll number you have set up on your bank bill payment menu is the same roll number that appears on your tax bill. The tax roll number is linked to the property not the owner, so if you have moved your new roll number must be referenced on your bill payment menu.
Your mortgage company: If you pay principal, interest and taxes (PIT) to a mortgage company, the company gets an invoice for your taxes and you receive the original tax bill for your records. The name of the company being invoiced appears on the bill. If you believe you are paying PIT but the mortgage company name does not appear on the bill, contact your mortgage company immediately.
If a mortgage company is named on your bill but the firm is no longer responsible for your tax payment, you are responsible for paying the taxes on or before the due date to avoid penalty.
Payment can be made at The City Cashiers on the third floor of the Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail S.E., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Interac debit card service is available. When using your debit card please be aware of your daily withdrawal limit.
Between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at the Tax Advisory Services Centre, third floor, Calgary Municipal Building only.
24-hour deposit box
A 24-hour deposit box is located outside the Municipal Building at 801 3 St. S.E., street level east side.
- Send a cheque or money order payable to "The City of Calgary." Do not send cash.
- Write your roll number or your property address on the cheque and enclose the return portion of your tax bill.
- Please ensure your cheque is signed and completed accurately, as The City of Calgary is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
- The effective date of payments mailed to The City of Calgary will be the date of the Canada Post postmark, which must be on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties.
- If the Canada Post postmark is absent or illegible, the effective date of payment will be the actual date of receipt by The City of Calgary.
- The imprint of a postage meter is not accepted as proof of the date of mailing.
Mail payment to:
The City of Calgary (#8044)
P.O. Box 2405, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The City of Calgary will accept post-dated cheques for the payment of property tax, but to avoid penalty the cheque must be dated June 28, or earlier. Post-dated cheques are accepted by mail, 24-hour deposit box and by courier or in person at the City Cashier.
Credit card payments
This service is not available for tax payments.
For more property tax information see Property Tax or the Property Tax brochure.