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Essential City facts

Municipal property taxes are the primary way The City delivers services and programs that Calgarians need and value every day. We want you to know how these dollars are collected, calculated and used to provide City services. Below are a few essential facts that address misconceptions and myths about our finances, services and programs.

Investing your tax dollars in our City services and programs

Delivering value through our City services and programs requires proper planning throughout the year. Learn more about the process, how tax dollars get invested wisely, and the steps we're taking to modernize and reduce the cost of local government. 

Latest updates:

Council approved the Mid-Cycle Adjustments in Nov. 2020 , making notable decisions to decrease property tax to support Calgarians.

Questions about your property’s 2021 assessment value or process? Learn more about our Customer Review Period that runs Jan.14 to Mar.23, 2021.

Quick facts


Financial facts


The City adjusted how it spent revenue from the municipal property tax revenue since 2014 to remain below inflation and population growth.

​A decrease in your assessment doesn’t always mean a decrease in your property tax bill.

Service and program facts


City tax-supported services cost $5.88 a day for a typical Calgary household.

The municipal portion (63 per cent of your property tax bill) funds high-quality City services and programs that Calgarians value and use every day.  For the typical Calagary household (assessed value of $455,000 in 2020) that works out to $5.88 per day.

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