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Property Tax Recovery Notification Lien

Lien Registration

Any property with tax arrears of more than one year will have a Tax Recovery Notification Lien registered on the certificate of title in accordance with Section 412(1) of the Municipal Government Act.

A $60 charge will be levied against the property tax account when the Tax Notification Lien is registered on title.

Lien Notification

Alberta Land Titles will notify all parties with a registered interest on title of The City of Calgary’s tax recovery lien.

The tax recovery notification from the Registrar of Land Titles states "if the tax arrears in respect of the parcel of land are not paid before March 31 in the next year, the municipality will offer the parcel for sale at a public auction."

Note: Parties receiving this notice could include mortgage holders, caveators, encumbrancees, etc.

Lien Removal

Payment of the tax arrears is required to remove the lien from the property’s title and to avoid the property from being sold at public auction the following year.

For payment methods see Property Tax Payment.

Contact Information

For enquiries or to make payment arrangements contact:

Credit and Collections
Phone: 403-268-2507​​​

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