Taxes

2020 Tax Notice Information: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City delayed the tax payment deadline until September 1. Residents will receive their 2020 Tax Notice during the first week of August. It will include the 2020 municipal taxes and the provincial education taxes (which are collected by the municipality on behalf of the provincial government).

Here is what residents need to know about 2020 taxes:

Residents who are part of the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP): No action is required upon receipt of your bill. Your monthly rate will be automatically adjusted on September 15th. More details about the new calculation will be on the back of the tax notice.

Residents who pay through their mortgage company: No action is required upon receipt of your bill as your mortgage company will arrange for payment. You will receive a copy of your bill with more information.

Residents who pay in a lump sum: Taxes are due on or before September 1, 2020. Payments can be made over the phone, via mail or by online banking. Payments can be by made via credit card, debit or cheque. More details about payment options will be on the back of the tax notice. Interested in joining the monthly payment plan? Contact taxes@chestermere.ca.

For residents who asked to defer their payments, the City finance staff will be in contact in August to set up a mutually-agreed upon payment plan.

If you have any questions once you receive your tax notice, please contact the Tax Clerk at 403-207-7057 or email taxes@chestermere.ca.

About Your Taxes

In Alberta communities, residents pay taxes for municipal services (i.e. roads, libraries, policing, etc.) based on the value of their property. 

How Your Taxes are Calculated:

The Tax Rate Bylaw is passed each year in May following the budget and the tax rate is set. 

The tax rate is the City's tax requirement divided by the total assessed value in the community. To determine each property's fair share, the assessed value of a property is multiplied by that year's Tax Rate (Individual property taxes = Property's Assessed Value x Tax Rate.)

Example: $478,238 (property assessment) x 5.379672 (municipal tax rate) ÷ 1000 = $2,573 annual municipal taxes. 

Please note this is not inclusive of school or WID taxes (rates below). 

2019 Tax Rates:

  • School Rate: 0.002527405
  • Municipal Rate: 0.005379672
  • WID Rate: 0.000057478

Information about the 2019 correction

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COVID-19 Property Tax Payment Deferral 

Typically, residents of the City of Chestermere pay their taxes monthly or in a lump sum by July 31. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is offering a tax deferral program. The tax deferral program means that if you pay by lump sum, you have until September 1, 2020 to pay your taxes without incurring late fees or interest. If you pay monthly, you can defer your monthly payments until September 1, 2020 without incurring late fees or interest.

To Apply: 

To apply to defer your payments, simply email taxes@chestermere.ca or call 403-207-7050, make sure to provide your first and last name, address and cell number.

The City will send a confirmation that your request has been received. The City will be in touch in August to work out a payment plan for re-starting your TIPP payments on September 15th, for your annual 2020 taxes.

Important Condition: If you lease or rent the property to which this deferral applies, you are required to grant a deferral to the tenant(s) in the same manner. If you do not grant a deferral to the tenant(s), this deferral will cease and you will be responsible for making all payments, including interest and penalties, as if this deferral had not been granted. For more details, read this PDF.


  1. Assessment Information
  2. About your Tax Notices
  3. Paying your Taxes
  4. City Financial Information

Assessment Information 

Using Webmap: Once the map opens, click 'searches' on the top left hand side. Select your street and house number and click search. Click on your highlighted property and you can view your assessment reports by year). More detailed instructions are available in our Webmap User Instructions. Note: Google Chrome is required for the Webmap.

2020 Important Dates:

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dates for 2020 are different than previous years)

March
May
  • May: Assessment Complaints are due. Click here to learn more about the Assessment Complaints process.
July
1st Week of August
  • Tax Notices are sent to residents. Check out our "How to Read Your Tax Notice" for more information.
September 1
  • Taxes are due (unless you are enrolled in the TIPP program)
December 31


Contact Information



Tax Clerk: Email 
P: (403) 207-7057