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The City of Edmonton offers a Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan that enables property owners to pay property taxes monthly, instead of in one annual payment.

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After you enroll in this plan, your monthly property tax amount will be withdrawn directly from your bank account on the first business day of each month.

By paying your property taxes monthly through this plan, you can be certain your property taxes are paid in full each year and you will not incur any late-payment penalties.

 

How Do I Obtain the Service?

Learn more about the City’s Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan

Request your enrolment package today.

What the City does with your request

Upon receiving your property tax monthly payment plan enrolment request, the City creates an enrolment package  unique to your property and tax account and mails it to you withing three business days. 

Contact the City About This Service

Assessment & Taxation Customer Service Centre

Main Floor, Chancery Hall
3 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2C3

8:30am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

Telephone

311
or 780-442-5311, if outside Edmonton

TTY 780-944-5555
FAQ
What is the Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan?

The City of Edmonton offers a Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan that is a convenient way of paying property taxes in monthly instalments by automatic bank withdrawal without incurring late-payment penalties.

Monthly payments are made by automatic bank withdrawal from January to December on the first business day of each month.

If you are interested in joining this plan, submit a request for enrolment.

How long does it take to enrol in this plan?

The application process can take up to three weeks—given you provide all the supporting documentation and an initial payment, if applicable, in a timely manner.

How often do I need to enrol in this plan?

If you are already enrolled in the City’s Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan, you do not need to re-apply each year.

I just bought a new property. Can I transfer my monthly payments to this new account?

No. The property tax monthly payment plan cannot be transferred to your new property. Please reapply

I am building a new home. Can I enroll in this plan?

Yes. The property tax monthly payment plan amount can be calculated based on an approximate purchase price that you provide to the City.

I have multiple properties. Can I pay my property taxes for all of them through this plan?

Yes. However, because enrolment applications are unique to each property, you will need to request enrolment applications for each property.

Once you are enrolled in this plan, your payments will be processed as one transaction if they are withdrawn from one bank account.

When is the best time to join the plan?

You can enrol anytime during the year. However, it’s best to join by the end of November for the upcoming tax year to avoid paying an administration fee.

What is the administration fee?

This one-time administration fee is applied to all applications received after January 1 for enrollment during that year. The fee is calculated as 2% of the initial payment and must be paid with the initial payment.

What is the initial payment?

If you enrol in the Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan for the current year after January, you will need to make an initial payment of all “missed payments.” For example, if you decide start monthly withdrawals on May 1, you need to make up the payments for January, February, March and April and pay a one-time administration fee.

I have some penalties I need to pay. Can I still pay my property taxes monthly?

Yes, but you will need to pay any outstanding balances and penalties at the time of application.

How do I get my enrolment application started?

Request a Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan application package

Edmonton Service Centre
2nd Floor Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

How are the monthly instalments calculated?

For the first six months of the year, your monthly instalment is based on 1/12 of the previous year’s tax amount. The instalment amount will be adjusted for the last six months of the year based on the new annual tax amount.

Your property tax notice mailed in May will show the adjusted monthly withdrawal amount effective July 1st.

Payment example starting January 1

Previous year’s taxes: $2,400
Monthly instalment (Jan 1 – Jun1): $200 ($2,400 divided by 12 months)
Monthly instalment (Jul 1 – Dec 1): To be stated on the annual tax notice and adjusted for July 1
2% administration fee: N/A
Initial payment: $0

Payment Example starting April 1

Previous year’s taxes: $2,400
Monthly instalment (Jan 1 – Jun1): $200 ($2,400 divided by 12 months)
Monthly instalment (Jul 1 – Dec 1): To be stated on the annual tax notice and adjusted for July 1
Missed payments: $600 (for January, February and March)
2% administration fee: $12 ($600 X 2%)
Initial payment: $612

Will my monthly instalments change for any other reason during the year?

Your monthly withdrawal amount may be adjusted if an amended or supplementary tax is applied to your account prior to November, or if other charges or credit adjustments are processed during the year. The City will notify you in writing at least two weeks before the next withdrawal date.

Can I pay more than the scheduled monthly amount?

Yes. However, you cannot pay less. If you wish to increase your monthly payment amount, please submit a written request to the Edmonton Service Centre at least two weeks before the next month’s withdrawal date.

What if I change my bank?

Please submit a written notification of any banking information changes to the Edmonton Service Centre at least two weeks before the next month’s withdrawal date. A printable “Change of Banking Information” form is available in the Forms section.

Where do I send my completed application form?

Return your completed application form by:

  • In Person
    Edmonton Service Centre
    2nd Floor Edmonton Tower
    10111 104 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB
  • Mail
    Assessment and Taxation Branch
    7th Floor Chancery Hall
    3 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3

 

How can I cancel my participation in the plan?

If you wish to cancel your enrolment in the Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan, ensure you provide written notice to the Edmonton Service Centre at least two weeks before the next month’s withdrawal date.

If two payments are not honoured by your bank, the City will cancel your enrolment in the monthly payment plan. All unpaid taxes will be due and payable and will be subject to late-payment penalties and service charges.

What if I sell my property?

Ensure you provide written notice to the Edmonton Service Centre at least two weeks before the next month’s withdrawal date. Payments made through this plan cannot not be refunded or transferred. 

What are the terms and conditions of the property tax monthly payment plan?

Your application form to enrol in the property tax monthly payment plan states the following terms and conditions:

The applicant(s) authorizes the referenced bank to debit their account for the monthly tax installment payment payable to the City of Edmonton on the first business day of each month as payment in part of the current taxes for the property/business.

The account must be at a NIL balance at year end to participate in the Monthly Payment Plan in the following year. The City of Edmonton has the right to cancel participation in the plan without notice if any two payments are not honoured by the participant’s bank. Unpaid taxes as of the date of termination of the plan will be subject to penalties as outlined in the Tax Penalty Bylaw.

There may be changes in the amount of the instalment payment each year as a result of the City’s annual tax levy.

Notification of any changes will be detailed on the Annual Tax Notice. The participant will be given fifteen (15) days notice before payment amounts are changed for any other reason.

You have certain recourse rights if any debit does not comply with this agreement. For example, you have the right to receive reimbursement for any debit that is not authorized or is not consistent with this Agreement. To obtain more information on your recourse rights, contact your financial institution or visit Canadian Payments Association.

Signators of a corporation are required to provide a corporate search and may need to provide an affidavit of execution indicating their authority to sign on behalf of the corporation.

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