Town of Canmore


Change of Mailing Address

If you still own your property in Canmore but have changed your mailing address please complete a folder Change of Property Owner’s Mailing Address form. Under the Municipal Government Act the tax bill, once mailed, is considered to have been received within seven days. 

If mail sent by the Town of Canmore Tax or Utilities Department is returned by the Post Office as undeliverable, we will make a reasonable effort to locate the owner(s). If our efforts are unsuccessful a notation will be made in our database and the returned mail items will discarded.

Purchasing a Property

Purchasers (and their lawyers or agents) are responsible to determine the current taxes due on the property being purchased as well as the tax due date and ensure that current balances owing are paid on time in order to avoid late payment penalties.
Caution: Not all residential properties are taxed at the same rate. It is in your best interest to ascertain the land use designation and potential tax implications before you buy.

Refunds due to over-payment of property taxes (where the previous owner and the new owner have both paid the taxes) must be requested in writing and are subject to a $50.00 processing fee.

Selling a Property

If you are currently enrolled in the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) for the property that you are selling, you (or your lawyer) must notify the Town of Canmore Tax Department in writing in order to terminate the plan. The TIPP is not transferable. If you are moving to another property within Canmore you must re-apply for TIPP for your new property.

Cancelling Utility Services

If you have sold your property, it is required that you or your lawyer request a final utility bill to the date of sale in order to remove your name from the billing. Your utility account will be closed after the final billing is paid in full.  

Cancel Pre-authorized Payment Plans 

If you were participating in the pre-authorized payment programs for taxes or utilities (TIPP or PUPP) and have sold the property you need to inform us, in writing, of your desire to cancel these programs. Download a pdf TIPP Cancellation (201 KB) or pdf PUPP Cancellation (201 KB) Request.

TIPP cancellations must be received by the 5th day of the month in which you would like to cancel.
PUPP cancellations must be received by the 18th of the month in which you would like to cancel.

If you sell property that is on the pre-authorized payment plan and purchase another property in Canmore, the plan is not transferable. A new application is required for each new property address. 

Cancel automatic or memorized payments made by ATM, On-line or Telephone banking: If you pay by these methods delete the utility and tax accounts from your banking setup. If you have purchased new property in Canmore, the tax and utility account numbers will change according to each property address. 


The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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