Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for schools are to be collected by municipalities. The province and separate school boards requisition revenue they require from the Town and the total levy is distributed among taxpayers through their property tax bills. The Education Portion collected by the town on behalf of the provincial government is approximately 34% of your Property Tax Bill. People who do not own property contribute indirectly through their rental or lease payments. If you have any questions regarding school taxes, please contact Alberta Education directly at 1-780-422-7125 or toll free by dialing 403-310-0000, then enter 780-422-7125.
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You may receive the Assessment Notice because at the time the Assessment Notices were printed the Town had not yet received the Certificate of Title with the new owner’s information. Our records are updated twice a month with ownership changes received from the Calgary Land Titles Office.
Sign into your eServices account and you will be able to view historical assessment values under the assessment tab.
You may not have received the Assessment Notice if you recently purchased your property because at the time the Assessment Notices were printed the Town had not yet received the Certificate of Title with your new information. Our records are updated twice a month with ownership changes received from the Calgary Land Titles Office. You may view your assessment value at Property Search
An Assessment Notice that has “Improved” identifies that the land has a building and that it is not vacant. Improved does not mean a change has occurred it only reflects that a structure of some type exists on the land.
You may request a copy from the Tax Department.
Visit eServices and sign into your account to view and print off account details (assessment values, tax levy, tax payments, etc).
Complete the Change of Address Form and contact the Calgary Land Titles Office at 403-297-6511 to update your Certificate of Title.
Contact the Tax Department with your update.
An increase in your property assessment does not mean your property taxes will increase by the same amount. Your Assessment indicates the estimated value of your property and is used to determine your share of the property taxes. Tax Rates are determined by Town Council in May.
You can pay your property tax bill at the Town office with cash, money order, personal cheque, bank draft or debit card (include the remittance portion of the notice), or through your bank’s telephone or internet banking (CREDIT CARDS & INTERAC E-TRANSFERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED).
In Person Visit the Town administration office at the Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Check our taxation page if you have any further questions.