Cochrane Quick Start

Here are the first four practical things you need to know before you move to Cochrane.

1. Utility Account

Your Town of Cochrane Utility invoice includes amounts for water consumption, sewer consumption, Eco Centre fee, waste, recycling and organics collection and storm sewer fee.

  • If you’re new to town, you’ll need to set up a new account.
  • If you’re moving from another location in Cochrane, you must change your existing account.

Once your account is set up, we’ll deliver your waste, recycling and organics carts (new accounts) and make sure water service is turned on when you move in.

Invoices are emailed at the beginning of each month. Payment instructions are on the back of your invoice; sign up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) and never miss a payment deadline!

Account set-up/change
Email Utilities or call 403-851-2521 or 403-851-2523

2. Taxes

Learn more about property taxes, including current tax rates and the annual tax cycle.

More information
Register for Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) and make monthly payments instead of one annual payment.
Email Taxes or call 403-851-2288 or 403-851-2522

3. Pet licenses

Do you have a dog or cat? All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence.

Register your pet(s)
Email Animal Services or call 403-851-2528

4. Business licenses

Do you operate a business in the Town of Cochrane? If so, you must have a Town of Cochrane Business License.

Information and forms
Email Business Licenses or call 403-851-2573

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