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
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 defer your payments, simply email email@example.com 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.
- How your Property is Assessed
- Assessment Appeal Process
- Check out more information on your property assessment report on the City's Webmap. (Instructions below)
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.
About your Tax Notices
- Tax Insert Information
- Back of Tax Notice
- How to Read your Tax Notice
- How your Taxes are Used
- Provincial Education Taxes
- Supplemental Taxes
- General Taxation & Assessment Information
Non Profit Tax Exemption Information
Paying your Taxes
Payment can be made by credit card online at Plastiq, a third party service provider.
Please note, an account will need to be created and payments may take 3–5 business days to process. A Plastiq service fee will be applied (2.5% for credit cards). The City does not receive any portion of this fee – it is a 3rd party service fee. Watch this video to learn how to set up an account.