The tax year runs from January to December:
  • Property tax bills were mailed May 31, 2016 and are due June 30, 2016
  • If you do not receive your tax bill by June 13, 2016, you may request it by emailing
  • If you would like to pay monthly, please apply to our TIPP Program
  • Please note: If you own a condominium, you may receive a separate Tax Bill for your parking stall(s) or storage unit(s).


Canada Post Corp. and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) are in discussions about their labour agreement, with the possibility of a Canada Post labour disruption beginning July 2.

With the Town of Cochrane’s property tax deadline of June 30, there is a real possibility that any mailed property tax payments may be delayed and result in late-payment penalties.

In order to ensure your property tax payment reaches the Town of Cochrane before the June 30 deadline, please DO NOT MAIL your payment. Check our Methods of Payment page for other ways to ensure your payment reaches us before the June 30 deadline.

Can I pay my Tax Bill via a credit card?

No, we can not accept property tax payments on credits cards. Check our Methods of Payment page for all the ways you can pay your property tax bill.

Why does my assessment say "improved?"

If you are comparing last year’s assessment on your tax bill to this year’s, you’ll notice there is a change in the terminology: a single family home is now described as “Res Single Family Improved.” This simply means your property has an improvement on it — your house. It does not indicate an improvement to your home from last year; it’s a way to differentiate between properties with buildings and those without buildings. Please note: this change in terminology does not affect your assessment value.

Mortgage Company Payments

If you are paying principal, interest and taxes (PIT) to your mortgage company, you will receive the original tax bill for your records and the mortgage company will receive an invoice for your taxes. Your tax bill will show the name of the company we are invoicing.

If you believe you are paying PIT and the mortgage company name does not appear on the bill, contact your mortgage company immediately.

If a mortgage company is indicated on your bill and this firm is no longer responsible for your tax payments, you are responsible for paying the bill.

Looking for the amount you paid in property tax last year?

It’s here on the Town website!

  1. Go to eServices
  2. If you know your Access Code and Password, select Citizen Self Service Login

Don't know or don’t have an Access Code and Password?

No problem. You can register and access your information immediately. All you need is your recent Assessment Notice or Tax Bill. Look for your Access Code at the top of the page.
  1. To register, go to eServices and select Citizen Self Service Register
  2. Enter your Access Code and Account Number (also on your Assessment Notice or Tax Bill)
  3. Submit
  4. Complete the information in the Registration Form
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to complete your registration
Note: Keep your Access Code handy. You’ll need it to log in once your registration is complete.

To find your property tax total:

  1. Go to eServices
  2. Select Citizen Self Service Login
  3. Log in to your account
  4. Select Property Tax
  5. Select Transactions to view payments  
  6. Log off

Supplementary Assessment

If you recently bought a new home or made improvements to your property, you may receive a supplementary assessment / tax bill in November.

General Information

The property taxes each resident pays is calculated in proportion to the value of the real estate property they own. Determining the value of a property for taxation purposes is known as assessment. Assessed values are a means of fairly distributing the town tax burden and ensuring that each property owner pays a fair and equitable level of tax. Find out how your property assessment is determined.


  • The taxation year runs from January to December.
  • Annual tax bills will be mailed May 31, 2016; payment is due by June 30, 2016
  • The Town of Cochrane collects funds on your annual tax bill for the Rocky View Foundation (to support Big Hill Seniors Lodge in Cochrane) and the Alberta Education Fund.
  • Property assessment notices are sent to property owners in February each year.