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School support - provincial property tax

All property owners pay provincial property taxes including people who don't have children in school. While The City of Calgary is required by legislation to collect provincial property taxes on behalf of the Alberta government, the municipality has no jurisdiction over school board budgets or operations.

School support status

School support status is shown on your property assessment notice.

Declare your school support

1. School Support Notice - A notice is automatically mailed to the new owner when a property is purchased. School support changes take effect the next calendar year. To request a School Support Declaration Notice, contact Property Tax.

2. Submit your School Support Notice using one of the following methods:

Secure Online Form: Scan and upload a PDF or JPG file (maximum 2 MB) of your completed and signed school support notice.

Submit School Support Notice(s)

Fax: Scan and fax to 403-268-1564. Fax is not recommended as your information is not guaranteed to be secure.

City of Calgary
Tax & Receivables
P.O. Box 2405, Stn. M
Calgary AB  T2P 3L9

In person:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Third floor, Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail S.E.

24-hour deposit box: located on the east side of the Municipal Building, 3 Street S.E.

Seniors and provincial property taxes

All Alberta property owners, including seniors, pay provincial property taxes. For information on seniors' programs, such as the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program, contact the Government of Alberta at 310-0000.


Separate schools and provincial property taxes

If you are of the same religion as the separate school district in your area, you must direct your provincial property taxes to the separate school board. In Calgary, Roman Catholic property owners must declare their faith as Roman Catholic in order for their provincial property taxes to be directed to the Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 1.


Private schools and provincial property taxes

Provincial property taxes cannot be directed to a private school. By provincial law, money collected through provincial property taxes must only be used to fund the public education system (including public schools and separate schools). Private school funding comes from three sources: provincial general revenues, tuition or instruction fees paid by parents, and private fundraising.


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