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Property Taxes, Assessments, & Payments

Property Tax Information

Property taxes are levied each year by the Town of Carstairs. Property assessments are carried out early in the year with tax rates set by Town Council in the spring. These rates are set based on the budget requirements of the year. If you require further information, please by calling 403.337.3341.

Watch for your 2019 Separate Assessment and Taxation Notices in February and March 2019 respectively. All payments are due on June 29, 2019. If you are interested in signing up for the Tax Installment Payment Plan please do so before June 28, 2019. 

1. Assessment

If you have any questions regarding your 2018 Property Assessment please contact the Town's Assessor Stephen Washington with Wild Rose Assessment at 403.343.3357.

Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization

Assessment Review Board Complaint

Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta

2. How to Pay Taxes

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP):

Ease your annual Tax payment by:

  • Making monthly payments (15th of each month)
  • Avoiding late payment penalties

The Tax Installment Payment Plan provides participants with the opportunity to make twelve monthly payments as opposed to the single annual payment due on June 30 of each year.

For more information please contact the  or call 403.337.3341.

In Person:

The Town of Carstairs accepts the following forms of payment in person:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card

Payments are accepted at the Carstairs Town Office (844 Centre St) Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:00pm and Friday from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Can't make business hours? A convenient mail slot is located on the west side of the Town Office underneath the window. Please only use cheques when using the mail slot. Payment will be applied the next business day.

By Mail:

Send your cheque or money order payable to the Town of Carstairs and allow enough time for the payment to reach the Town Office by the due date. Do not send cash in the mail. Record your account number or property address on the cheque or enclose the bottom portion of the bill. Post dated cheques are accpeted.

Telephone or Internet Banking:

Depending on your bank, you will find the Town of Carstairs in the list of payees as either "The Town of Carstairs" or "Carstairs Town of". Please allow 3 business days for your payment to reach our bank.

3. Tax Certificates

  • The cost is $40.00 payable by cheque to the Town of Carstairs (we do not accept credit cards)
  • Mailing address is Town of Carstairs, Box 370, Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0
  • Please submit your request on letterhead stating the legal or civic address and/or the roll number of your request. Fax to 403.337.3343
  • Include a photocopy of the cheque with your request
  • We will endeavor to have the tax certificate processed within 48 hours and fax it to you
  • Once the cheque is received the hard copies will be mailed to your office

Remember it is the responsibility of the property owner to keep your contact information on your accounts with the Town of Carstairs up to date.