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Property tax payment

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

Banks and financial institutions -  online, phone, ATM, in person at the bank, 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

Property tax payments can be made through most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches.

Effective date of payment

Know your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment for the method of payment you choose. It’s important to pay at least three business days prior to the property tax payment due date to meet the payment deadline.

Roll number is the account number: apply payment to the correct property

Make sure the Calgary property tax account number registered in your bank’s bill payment profile matches the 9-digit property tax roll number shown on your tax bill or statement.

For more info on how to add a Calgary property tax payee to your bank’s bill payment profile, see Bank payment methods

The property tax roll number is linked to the property not the owner.

If you cannot locate your roll number or need a copy of your bill, Contact Property Tax.

Bought or sold property? Update your account number with your bank

When you sell a property, that property’s tax roll number does not follow you to your next property.  Your new property will have its own roll number, which appears on your bill.

If you paid the taxes for your previously owned property through your bank, it will be that property’s roll number you have registered with the bank, not your new property.

You must register your new property’s 9-digit roll number as the “account number” before making payment. Not changing the roll number registered with your bank will result in your payment being applied to your previous property, not your current bill.

Bank payment methods

Online / phone / ATM

1A. Add Calgary Tax payee to your bank account’s bill payment profile: Search keywords: “Calgary property tax”

Note: must be done online, by phone or in person at a branch (not at an ATM) 

Examples of payee names that could appear your bank’s bill payment menu:
Calgary (City Of) Property Tax
Calgary Property Tax
Calgary, Taxes

Can’t find a Calgary tax payee or are unsure which payee to select? Contact your bank for more information.

More than one property tax bill? Register each roll number separately and make payment on each tax bill separately.

1B. Add account number: the account number is the 9-digit roll number on your property tax bill entered with no spaces. Locate the roll number on your property tax bill.

Need a copy of your tax bill?  Contact Property Tax

2. Make payment: make your property tax payment online, by phone, or at an ATM following your bank’s instructions. If paying at an ATM, keep your ATM receipt as proof of the date and time of payment.

In person with a bank teller

Bring your tax bill: the bank teller will need to see your tax bill to register/confirm your roll number(s) as the account number(s) linked to the Calgary tax payee e.g., “Calgary (City Of) Property Tax” or “Calgary Property Tax” on your bill payment profile with the bank.
Need a copy of your bill? Contact Property Tax

Account number: the account number is the 9-digit roll number on your property tax bill entered with no spaces. Locate the roll number on your property tax bill.

Multiple bills: If you have more than one property tax bill, register and make payment on each roll number separately. 

Keep receipt: Keep your receipt as proof of the date of payment.

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

Located on the east side of the Municipal Building, 3 Street S.E.

  • Use cheque or money order (not cash).
  • Cheques must be dated for the due date or earlier.
  • Enclose the remittance portion of your bill 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​​