Town of Canmore

Property Tax Payment Options

Payment in Canadian funds only. Other currencies are subject to a processing service charge and exchange rate at the date of deposit. Payments not honoured by the bank will be subject to penalties and service charge.

Online or Telephone Payment via Your Financial Institution: Register the Town of Canmore Property Tax as a payee via your financial institution.  Enter your 5-digit Tax Roll number as the account to credit.  It is very important to confirm your current property roll number is the one registered on your bill payment menu. The tax roll number is linked to the property; if you have moved within Canmore, the new roll number must be referenced on your bill menu. Allow a minimum of 2 days bank processing time.  Be sure to keep your receipt of transaction as proof of payment date. *NOTE: Electronic and telephone payments made on June 30th may be date stamped by your bank as the following business day and may be considered past due.
Pre-Authorized Payments: The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a no-fee monthly installment plan that allows taxpayers to pay their taxes in equal monthly payments rather than a single annual payment. See TIPP information below.
Cheque or Money Order: Make payable to the Town of Canmore. Cheques can be post-dated up to the due date.  Write your roll number or your property address on the cheque. Ensure your cheque is signed and completed accurately as the Town Of Canmore is not responsible for errors and/or omissions.  Cheques are a conditional payment until honoured by the bank upon which they are drawn. The effective date of payment is the postmark of the originating country’s postal agency. If the postmark is absent or illegible, the effective date of payment will be the date of receipt by the Town of Canmore. The imprint of a postage meter is not acceptable as proof of the mailing date.
In Person at the Canmore Civic Centre Reception with Cheque, Cash or Debit: These methods are accepted at the Civic Centre location. Credit Card payments are not accepted.
Payment by Mortgage Company:  If you pay PIT (principle, interest and taxes) to a mortgage company, the company gets an invoice for your taxes and you receive the original tax bill for your records. If a Financial Institution is named under ‘NOTICE DETAILS SENT TO’ area of your Tax Notice, this indicates that your lender may be intending to pay the current year tax levy on your behalf. It is your responsibility to confirm this with your lender.  If you believe you are paying PIT but the mortgage company name does not appear on the bill, contact your mortgage company immediately. If a mortgage company is named on your bill and this firm is no longer responsible for your tax payment, you are responsible for paying the taxes on or before the due date to avoid penalty.
Wire Payment: Allow a minimum of 10 business days bank processing time. Contact Tax Department for details.
Payment in Non Canadian Funds: Other currencies are subject to a processing service charge and the exchange rate in effect at the date of deposit. Payments not honoured by the bank will be subject to a penalty and service charge.
Credit card payments are NOT accepted.
Receipts for payment will only be issued upon request. 

TIPP: The Tax Installment Payment Plan

The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a monthly, no-fee, no-interest payment plan.  This plan is in place to offer clients a more consistent payment arrangement than the one time annual lump sum.  By registering for TIPP, you authorize for direct withdrawals from your bank account on a monthly basis.  
The monthly debit will occur on the 15th of the month (or the next business day).
TIPP applications, banking changes, or cancellations must be received by the 5th of the month in which you would like to begin the program or make the change.
To qualify for TIPP, owners must ensure:
1) their tax and utility accounts are paid up to date and
2) they do not presently pay taxes through a mortgage company.
Payments may only be made by automatic withdrawal from a Canadian bank account.

The taxation period is the calendar year. TIPP payments typically begin on January 15th and continue on the 15th day of each subsequent month. However, if you are enrolling in TIPP for the first time applications will be accepted up until the tax due date, with payment in full for the first six months.

Once enrolled, the plan continues indefinitely until we receive written notification to stop the withdrawals. The monthly payment amount is recalculated in January and July each year in order to keep your account on track.

Click here to download a TIPP Monthly Application

If you have received a Supplementary Assessment and Tax Notice, that levy is NOT included in your TIPP payments and is therefore due in full.

TIPP is not transferable. If you are moving within Canmore you must complete a new TIPP Application for your new property.
Contact the Tax Department for further details.