Town of Canmore

Property Tax


Annual tax notices were mailed on May 26, 2017 with a payment due date of June 30, 2017

Assessment values for 2017 tax purposes were mailed on or before March 15, 2017 with an appeal due date of May 15, 2017 (60 days following the date of mailing). 


Property taxes are traditionally due on the last business day of June, annually.  Review your Annual Property Tax Notice to confirm the due date for the current year. Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment. 


• As per the Tax Penalty Bylaw 2016-20, a 4.5%  penalty is applied on the first day of each month, January, April, July & October against all tax arrears until paid in full.  Penalties will also be applied to current taxes not paid by the due date as follows: 5% on 2nd business day of July; 6% on 1st business day of August; 7% on 1st business day of September.


• As per direction from the Provincial Government, Titled Parking units will be assessed and taxed.  Separate assessment notices and tax notices will be issued.  Please note that this tax is a separate amount and therefore not included in the monthly payment plan for those that are currently enrolled in the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) for the living unit.  Due to the relatively low levy for Titled Parking Units we are not offering the monthly payment plan. Please refer to the back of the tax notice for payment options. 


For balance inquiries and transaction history, log into your Virtual Town Hall online services HERE.   Alternatively, contact the Tax Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Where Do My Taxes Go?

Your municipal property tax is the Town's primary and most consistent form of revenue.  Your municipal taxes pay for services such as police, emergency services, street maintenance, recreation facilities, social services, planning services, municipal administration and Council costs.

The distribution of your 2017 property taxes was as follows:


School Support

If you have not completed a ‘declaration of faith’ the School Support portion of your taxes is allocated 100% to the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF).

All property owners whether they have children or not, are required to pay education taxes. The Town Of Canmore collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) but has NO jurisdiction over setting the tax rate for school taxes. For more information on Provincial Education Taxes call 310-0000 toll free and ask for 780-422-7125.

Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH)

The BVRH requisition is for the Seniors Public Supportive living accommodations in the Bow Valley and is supported by the Town of Canmore, ID#9 (Banff Park), Town of Banff, Kananaskis Improvement District and the M.D. of Bighorn. This requisition is paid by all property owners including Seniors.

Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH)

The purpose of collecting the PAH (Perpetually Affordable Housing) contribution is to accumulate capital funds for the purchase of land and construction of PAH units. The construction and supply of PAH units is intended to address the affordable housing demand of Canmore residents unable to purchase or rent accommodation on the open market.



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