2018 Property Tax Bills Arriving


Tax bills for over 510,000 residential and non-residential properties were mailed on Friday, May 25th. By the 1st of June 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 311 to obtain a copy of their bill.

Property taxes are due Friday, June 29. A late payment penalty of seven per cent 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 on the first day of each month to any portion remaining unpaid after December 31.

The property tax deadline does not apply to property owners who pay monthly through The City’s Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP). More than 270,000 property owners pay their taxes monthly through TIPP. Property owners can join TIPP at any time by visiting the Web site at www.calgary.ca/TIPP to request an agreement or by calling 311.

For 2018 Council reduced the previously approved 4.7 per cent municipal property tax rate increase to 0.9 per cent to help property owners still feeling the effects of the economic downturn. Last year, Council approved two property tax rebates valued at 2.9 per cent that were applied to the 2017 property tax bills as a one-year credit. There is no rebate for 2018. With the removal of these 2017 one-time municipal rebates property owners will see a 3.8 per cent tax rate increase in the municipal portion of the tax bill.

Help is available to assist eligible low-income homeowners who meet income guidelines and eligibility criteria, regardless of age. For more information or to download an application form, visit www.calgary.ca/fairentry.

Property taxes are an essential source of The City’s overall revenue and necessary to help fund local services including:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Public transit
  • Roads, street cleaning and road maintenance
  • Care and maintenance of parks, pathways and playgrounds
  • Recreation
  • Community Standards including bylaw services and public safety communications
  • Calgary Neighbourhoods
  • Facility Management
  • Planning & Development

Contributions to operating costs of Civic Partners for cultural and recreational facilities including the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Arts Commons, TELUS World of Science, Calgary Economic Development, libraries and City-owned pools, arenas, art centres, fitness facilities and sports fields.

To learn more about how The City invests property tax dollars visit: www.calgary.ca/ourfinances

Public Contact Information: Property Tax Information Line 311, www.calgary.ca/propertytax.