CALGARY – Tax bills for approximately 460,000 residential (houses, condos and apartment buildings) and non-residential properties (commercial sites and industrial land) were mailed Friday, May 24. Last week, all property owners should have received their property tax bill in the mail. Property owners who have not received their property tax bill by the first week of June should contact 3‑1‑1 to obtain a copy of their bill.
Property taxes are due Friday, June 28. A 7% penalty will be applied to any unpaid portion of property taxes on July 1 and October 1. Further penalties of one per cent will be added to any portion remaining unpaid after December 31.
The deadline does not apply to property owners who pay monthly through The City’s Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP). More than 238,000 property owners pay their taxes monthly through TIPP. Property owners can join TIPP at any time by calling 3-1-1 to request an application or visiting the Web site at www.calgary.ca/propertytax .
Help is available to assist eligible low-income homeowners who meet income guidelines and eligibility criteria,regardless of age. Citizens may apply to The City of Calgary for a credit to cover the 2013 municipal residential property tax increase.
Property taxes are an essential source of The City’s overall revenue necessary to help fund local services including:
- Police and emergency services
- Public transit, roads, street cleaning and road maintenance
- Care and maintenance of parks, pathways and playgrounds
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Land use planning
- Garbage collection service provided to households on a weekly basis
- Environmental promotion and protection
- Contributions to operating costs of cultural and recreational facilities, including the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts, TELUS World of Science, Calgary Economic Development, libraries and City-owned pools, arenas, art centres, fitness facilities and sports fields
For more information, please visit our website at www.calgary.ca , or contact 311.
Onward/The City offers a Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) that allows property owners to pay their taxes on a monthly basis over the course of the year.
Public Contact Information:
Property Tax Information Line