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Property tax payment

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Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) - pre-authorized payments

Banks and financial institutions - by ATM, in person, internet, phone, or through your mortgage company

In person - at The City Cashiers

Courier

24-hour deposit box

Mail

Post-dated cheques

Credit card

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. Application is required. Request an application to join TIPP​.

If you are a current TIPP participant, no payment is required by the due date.

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Banks and financial institutions

Payments can be made through most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches. It is important to know your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment for the method of payment you choose.

Important: The property tax roll number is linked to the property not the owner. If you have moved/sold your property since your last internet/phone/ATM or in-branch property tax payment, you must register your new property’s roll number (account number) before making payment. If you do not change the roll number registered with your bank, your payment will be applied to your previous property, not your current bill.

ATM or in person at the branch

The banking industry is changing how bill payments are made at the branch and through ATM. To pay a bill at an ATM or in person (at a branch) you must first register that bill to your bank account bill payment profile.

In person at the branch: Have your property tax bill(s) with you for the teller to register/confirm your roll number(s) on your bill profile with the bank. If you have more than one property tax bill, register and make payment on each roll number separately.

ATM: This option is available if you have registered your current roll number on your bank account bill payment profile.

  • Register your property tax bill(s) at your bank. Have your bill(s) with you for the teller to register/confirm your roll number(s) as your account number(s) on your bill payment profile with the bank.
  • Register your property tax bill(s) online or by telephone banking by following the steps shown in the Internet and phone section below.
  • Keep your ATM receipt as proof of the date and time of payment.

Internet and phone: To register your property tax bill(s) online or by telephone banking:

  • Search and select: “Calgary (City Of) Property Tax” in your bank’s bill payment menu
  • Account number: the nine-digit roll number on your property tax bill
  • Owners of multiple properties: register and make payment on each roll number separately

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.

Important: If you believe you are paying PIT but the mortgage company name does not appear on the bill, contact your mortgage company immediately.

Important: 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.

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In person

The City Cashiers
3rd floor, Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail S.E.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Pay by cash, cheque, post-dated cheque or Interac debit card.
  • When using your debit card please be aware of your daily withdrawal limit.
  • Credit card payments are not accepted.

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Courier

Between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at the Tax Advisory Services Centre, third floor, Calgary Municipal Building only.

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24-hour deposit box

Due to construction along 3 Street S.E. the deposit box will be temporarily available at the southwest entrance to the Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail S.E. (beside the lion statue).

  • Use cheque or money order (not cash).
  • Cheques must be dated for the due date or earlier.
  • Enclose payment stub and write the Roll Number on your cheque.
  • Your payment must be in the deposit box prior to midnight of the due date to meet the payment deadline.

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Mail

  • 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:
Tax Payments
The City of Calgary (#8044)
P.O. Box 2405, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 3L9

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Post-dated cheques

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 30, or earlier. Post-dated cheques are accepted by mail, 24-hour deposit box and by courier or in person at The City Cashiers.

Credit card

Property tax cannot be paid by credit card directly to The City of Calgary.

Some third-party online payment providers in Canada offer credit card as a payment option for property tax.

The City of Calgary does not endorse third-party payment providers and advises customers that:

  • companies offering this service charge transaction fees, which are paid by the customer,
  • there is no guaranteed date when the payment will be received by The City, and the delivery of payment to The City can take several days or weeks, and
  • property owners are responsible to pay their property tax bill by the due date. If payment is received after the due date, the property owner will be responsible to pay any resulting late payment penalty.

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More property tax information

Property tax home page

Property Tax Assistance Program

Property tax rebate

Property Tax Relief Program

Penalties and service charges

Contact Property Tax

Contact Property Tax​​