Payment Methods

The Town of Cochrane offers a variety of payment methods for property taxes (CREDIT CARDS & INTERAC E-TRANSFERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED).

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

Break up your bill with TIPP. Available to home and business owners, TIPP offers an opportunity to build your tax payments into a budget plan. An automatic debit will be made from a personal account on the 15th day of each month. When you are a participant in the payment plan, you are not required to make an annual payment as your taxes are paid by monthly installments. Your installments will be adjusted on an annual basis to reflect any tax changes for the current year.

Enroll in TIPP

Bank or Credit Union

The Town of Cochrane is registered with all major banks and credit unions. Pay in person or through your online or telephone banking. Use your roll number for the account number. Payments cannot be made through automated banking machines. 

Check with your financial institution's policies regarding the effective date of payment to avoid a late payment penalty.

Drop Box Payments

With this option, payments can be made at any time. There are two drop box locations for your convenience:

  • FCSS Office
    209 Second Ave West
  • RancheHouse
    101 RancheHouse Road

In Person

Visit the Cochrane Service Desk at the Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Road) or The Station at Cochrane Crossing (360 Railway St W) between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and pay by:

  • Interac: Please bring your property tax bill and ensure that your daily limit is large enough to pay your bill.
  • Cheque: We accept cheques post-dated on or before the due date indicated on the tax bill.


Mailed payments (cheques or money orders only) can be sent  to:


Record your tax roll number on your cheque and include the return portion of the tax bill. Post-dated cheques must be dated on or before the due date. The envelope must be postmarked by Canada Post on or before the due date to avoid the late payment penalty.

If you have further questions, contact taxes at 403-851-2288.

Important Dates

Jan 1

15% penalty applied on all outstanding taxes

Jan 21

Assessment Notices mailed

Jan 31

Notice of Assessment Date

Jan 31 - Apr 1

60-day review period

Apr  1

Assessment final complaint deadline

May 30

Property tax bills are mailed

June 30

Property tax payments due

July 1

7% penalty applied on all outstanding current taxes

Oct  1

8% penalty applied on all outstanding current taxes 

Oct 21

Supplementary bills mailed

Oct  31

Supplementary Notice of Assessment Date (for newly constructed homes)

Oct 31 - Dec 30

Supplementary 60-day review period

Dec 30

Supplementary tax assessment appeal deadline

Dec 31

Supplementary property tax payments due

Contact Us

  1. RancheHouse
    101 RancheHouse Road

    Monday - Friday

    Contact form
    Ph: 403-851-2288