Property Taxes

Property taxes help pay for municipal infrastructure and services such as firefighters, police, transit, snow clearing, road maintenance, housing initiatives, the library, parks, community and settlement services, and other programs and services. The level of service is determined by residents, through your input on service review and budget, input throughout the year, consultation on master plans and the implementation of many initiatives.

What your property taxes support

Average residential contribution per month (for typical dwelling with an assessed value of $399,200)

What your property taxes support


Paying Taxes

Payment Due by June 30
Mail delivery of tax notices will start in late May. Property taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Late payment penalty charges apply after June 30, unless you are on the monthly plan. If you have not received your tax notice, or if you have questions, please call 403.762.1230 or email taxes.utilities@banff.ca

The Town of Banff accepts payment of taxes through a variety of means. We also offer a payment plan to pay taxes monthly through automatic withdraws.

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

Sign up for the Tax Installment Payment Plan and pay monthly. The Town will make automatic withdrawals from your bank account of a pre-determined amount. Learn more about this program and how to sign up.

COVID-19 Support

The Town of Banff is exploring all opportunities to support residents and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and the financial hardship it is causing some people in our community.

Property owners who are on the monthly payment plan are offered the option to suspend their monthly contributions until the annual deadline on June 30, 2020.

In addition, people participating in the property tax installment payment plan can also request to be refunded the first three months of payments in 2020 (January, February and March).

To arrange the suspension of the monthly payments, email taxes.utilities@banff.ca.

Mortgage Company Payments

Pay your taxes through your mortgage bank or company. If you have chosen this method, it will be noted under the Reference Section on your tax invoice and no payment is required to the Town when you receive your property tax invoice. 

If you have arranged to pay your taxes through your mortgage and this does not appear on your tax invoice, please contact your mortgage provider immediately.

Telephone/Online Banking

Pay your property taxes through most chartered banks using telephone, online and ATM banking services. Register with your bank.

Single Annual Payment

Mail a cheque or money order payable to the Town of Banff to:

Town of Banff
Attn: Taxes and Utilities
Box 1260
Banff AB T1L 1A1

Record your roll number or your property address on the cheque and enclose the bottom portion of your tax invoice. Post-dated cheques must be dated no later than the due date. Postmarks are not considered.

In Person

Pay in cash, with a cheque, money order, or with a debit card at:

Town Hall
110 Bear Street
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Please bring your tax notice with you. Credit cards are not accepted for tax payments. 

Late Payments

Penalty charges of 1.5 per cent per month are charged on all overdue accounts. If there is an amount owing on your account, any payment will be applied first to the penalties and then to current taxes.

About Your Taxes