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Property tax payment

The City of Calgary offers a variety of property tax payment options to pay directly to The City or through your bank.

Tax bill copy

Need a copy of your tax bill or a payment receipt? Visit Property Tax Document Request.

 
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How would you like to pay?

Pay directly to The City

CREDIT CARDS cannot be used to pay property tax directly to The City of Calgary.
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​The Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a monthly instalment plan that allows you to pay your property taxes by monthly pre-authorized debit, rather than in a single annual payment. Find out more about the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP).

Reduce the risk of late payment penalties by requesting and returning your TIPP agreement early.​​

TIPP initial payment or missed instalment

The TIPP initial payment and/or a missed instalment must be made separately. It cannot be made by automatic withdrawal from your chequing account. Like all other tax payments, your TIPP initial payment or missed instalment can be made through one of the other property tax payment options listed on this page.

TIPP payment not honoured by your bank - making a replacement instalment

Making a replacement instalment, like all other tax payments, can be made through one of the other property tax payment options listed on this page. Replacing a payment before it becomes dishonoured will not stop the next monthly TIPP instalment from being withdrawn or prevent service fees. For more information on replacement instalments, see non-payment and service charges.

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​City Cashiers
Third floor, Calgary Municipal Building
800 Macleod Trail S.E.

Cashiers accept:

Cash

Cheque or money order

  • Make cheque or money order payable to "The City of Calgary.
  • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as The City of Calgary is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
  • Post‑dated cheques must be dated by the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.

Avoid last minute line–ups and late payment penalties by bringing your cheque to Corporate Cashiers today, post-dated on or before the due date.

Debit card

Be a​ware of your daily withdrawal limit when using your debit card.

Credit Card - cannot be used to pay property tax directly to The City of Calgary.

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​Located street level near Municipal Building (East Entrance) 801 3 Street S.E.

Property Tax 24 Hourt Drop Off Location 
Deposit payment prior to midnight of the due date to meet the payment deadline.

  • Do not deposit cash.
  • Make cheque or money order payable to "The City of Calgary."
  • Cheques (including post‑dated cheques) must be dated for the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.
  • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as The City of Calgary is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
  • Enclose the remittance portion of your bill(s) and write the property roll number(s) on your cheque.

Avoid late payment penalties by dropping off your cheque today, post-dated on or before the due date.​

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​Mail your cheque or money order to:

The City of Calgary (#8044)
Finance – Property Tax
P.O. Box 2405, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 3L9

  • Do not send cash.
  • Make cheque or money order payable to "The City of Calgary."
  • Cheques (including post‑dated cheques) must be dated for the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.
  • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as The City of Calgary is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
  • Enclose the remittance portion of your bill(s) and write the property roll number(s) on your cheque.
  • The effective date of mailed payments received after the due date will be the date of the Canada Post postmark. The Canada Post postmark must be dated 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 date received.
  • The imprint of a postage meter is not accepted as proof of the mail date.

Payments from outside Canada - should be made by money order in Canadian funds or by cheque in Canadian funds drawn on a Canadian bank.

Payments in U.S. funds - payments may be made in U.S. funds if drawn from either a Canadian bank U.S. dollar account or from an American bank. The exchange rate on the date of deposit will apply.

If the payment is insufficient due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate or financial institution collection fees, penalties will apply to any unpaid tax.

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​Courier deliveries accepted at:

Tax Advisory Services Counter
Calgary Municipal Building
3rd Floor, 800 Macleod Trail S.E.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OR

City Hall Mail Room
Calgary Municipal Building
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cheque or money order only - do not send cash. 

  • Make your cheque or money order payable to "The City of Calgary."  
  • Cheques (including post‑dated cheques) must be dated for the due date or earlier to avoid penalty.
  • Sign and accurately complete your cheque, as The City of Calgary is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.
  • Enclose the remittance portion of your bill(s) and write the property roll number(s) on your cheque.

Reduce the risk of late payment penalties by delivering your cheque today, post-dated on or before the due date.

Payments from outside Canada - should be made by money order in Canadian funds or by cheque in Canadian funds drawn on a Canadian bank.

Payments in U.S. funds - payments may be made in U.S. funds if drawn from either a Canadian bank U.S. dollar account or from an American bank. The exchange rate on the date of deposit will apply.

If the payment is insufficient due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate or financial institution collection fees, penalties will apply to any unpaid tax.

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​Effective date of payment

Property tax payments can be made through most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches. Know your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment. It’s important to pay at least three business days prior to the property tax payment due date to meet the payment deadline and avoid a late payment penalty. Please keep in mind that most bank transactions are based on Eastern Standard Time.

Step 1: Add Calgary Property Tax as a payee

Before making payment at an ATM add Calgary Property Tax as a payee and register your current roll number online, by phone or in person at a branch.

Add Calgary Property Tax payee to your bank account’s bill payment profile:
Search keywords: “Calgary property tax” and select the payee name closest to “Calgary (City of) Property Tax” or “Calgary Property Tax.”

Can’t find Calgary property tax as a payee or are unsure which payee to select?

Contact your bank for more information.

Step 2: Add account number

The account number is the 9-digit roll number on your property tax bill entered with no spaces or dashes. More than one property tax bill? Register each roll number separately and make payment on each tax bill separately. Failure to remit payment on each roll number separately may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number is the account number

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 most recent tax bill or statement. If an invalid 9-digit roll number is used it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number location on a property tax bill

Property tax bill showing roll number

Roll number location on a property tax statement of account

Property tax statement of account showing roll number
Need a copy of your tax bill? Visit Property Tax Document Request​.

Apply payment to the correct property - check your roll number

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

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.

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. If your previous roll number is used to make the payment, it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Step 3: Make payment

Make your property tax payment at an ATM following your bank’s instructions. Keep your receipt as proof of the date and time of payment.​​

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​Effective date of payment

Property tax payments can be made through most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches. Know your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment. It’s important to pay at least three business days prior to the property tax payment due date to meet the payment deadline and avoid a late payment penalty. Please keep in mind that most bank transactions are based on Eastern Standard Time.

Step 1: Add Calgary Property Tax as a payee to your bank account’s bill payment profile

Search keywords: “Calgary property tax” and select the payee name closest to “Calgary (City of) Property Tax” or “Calgary Property Tax.”

Can’t find Calgary property tax as a payee or are unsure which payee to select?

Contact your bank for more information.

Step 2: Add account number

The account number is the 9-digit roll number on your property tax bill entered without spaces or dashes. More than one property tax bill? Register each roll number and make payment on each tax bill separately. Failure to remit payment on each roll number separately may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number is the account number

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 most recent tax bill or statement. Failure to remit payment on each roll number separately may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number location on a property tax bill

Property tax bill showing roll number

Roll number location on a property tax statement of account

Property tax statement of account showing roll number

Need a copy of your tax bill? Visit Property Tax Document Request.

Apply payment to the correct property - check your roll number

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

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.

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. If your previous roll number is used to make the payment, it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Step 3: Make payment

Make your property tax payment by phone following your bank’s instructions. Keep your receipt as proof of the date and time of payment.​

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​Effective date of payment

Property tax payments can be made through most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, and Alberta Treasury Branches. Know your bank's policies regarding the effective date of payment. It’s important to pay at least three business days prior to the property tax payment due date to meet the payment deadline and avoid a late payment penalty. Please keep in mind that most bank transactions are based on Eastern Standard Time.

Step 1: Add Calgary Property Tax as a payee to your bank account’s bill payment profile

Search keywords: “Calgary property tax” and select the payee name closest to “Calgary (City of) Property Tax” or “Calgary Property Tax.”

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

Step 2: Add account number

The account number is the 9-digit roll number on your property tax bill entered without spaces or dashes. More than one property tax bill? Register each roll number and make payment on each tax bill separately. Failure to remit payment on each roll number separately may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number is the account number

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 most recent tax bill or statement. If an invalid 9-digit roll number is used it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number location on a property tax bill

Property tax bill showing roll number

Roll number location on a property tax statement of account

Property tax statement of account showing roll number
Need a copy of your tax bill? Visit Property Tax Document Request.

Apply payment to the correct property - check your roll number

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

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.

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. If your previous roll number is used to make the payment, it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Step 3: Make payment

Make your property tax payment online following your bank’s instructions. Keep your receipt as proof of the date and time of payment​

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​Effective date of payment

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

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

More than one property tax bill? Have the bank teller register each roll number and make payment on each tax bill separately.

Roll number is the account number

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, entered without spaces or dashes. If an invalid 9-digit roll number is used it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Roll number location on a property tax bill

Property tax bill showing roll number

Roll number location on a property tax statement of account

Property tax statement of account showing roll number
Apply payment to the correct property - check your roll number

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

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.

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. If your previous roll number is used to make the payment, it may result in a Payment Alignment fee of $25.

Need a copy of your tax bill? Visit Property Tax Document Request.

Keep your receipt as proof of the date and time of payment.

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​If you pay principal, interest and taxes (PIT) to a mortgage company/bank, the company is collecting property taxes for you with each mortgage payment taken. Your mortgage holder must advise The City of Calgary of their interest in your property in order to receive an invoice to pay your taxes on your behalf.

You will receive the original tax bill for your records. The name of the company being invoiced appears on your bill.

  • If you believe you are paying PIT but your mortgage holder's name does not appear on your bill, contact your mortgage holder immediately. The company must contact The City to register their interest in your property.
  • If a mortgage holder is named on your bill but that company 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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Credit cards and property tax payment

Credit cards cannot be used to pay property tax 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.

More information

Property Tax Assistance Program

Property tax refund request

Tax Payment and Assessment Complaint

Our Finances​