Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPPs)

This optional plan allows property owners to pay taxes by automatic monthly debit from their bank account. There are no administration fees for TIPP subscribers. Enrollment can be done any time of the year. 

The monthly TIPP payment amount is usually automatically adjusted every July 15th and January 15th but will be adjusted September 15th for the 2020 tax year. 

2020 Tax Notice Information: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents will receive their 2020 Tax Notice during the first week of August. It will include the 2020 municipal taxes and the provincial education taxes (which are collected by the municipality on behalf of the provincial government).

For residents who are part of the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP), no action is required upon receipt of your bill. Your monthly rate will be automatically adjusted on September 15thMore details about the new calculation will be on the back of the tax notice.

For residents who asked to defer their payments, the City finance staff will be in contact in August to set up a mutually-agreed upon payment plan. If you have any questions once you receive your tax notice, please contact the Tax Clerk at 403-207-7057 or email taxes@chestermere.ca.

Need more time? More tax time

For those who may need extra time, Chestermere Council is considering a bylaw (Bylaw 028-20) that would allow people to combine 2020 and 2021 tax payments and then pay the amount over the months from the time they sign up until the end of 2021. 

Example: For a home that has an average property tax of $4000, the City would combine your 2020 bill with an estimated 2021 bill and then divide the payments over 16 months (September 2020 to December 2021) to set an average monthly payment of $500 per month. Without this program, this property would pay $1000 per month until December and then $333 for the months of 2021. 

 If you are interested in this program, email covid.tipp@chestermere.ca


  1. Signing Up
  2. Changing or Cancelling TIPPs
  3. Calculations
  4. Notes about TIPP

To participate in the TIPP program:

  1. Complete the TIPP Application Form
  2. Return the form and your void cheque, and payment (to get your tax account up to date) to City Hall. There is no application cost to sign up. For the first year, your total tax amount will be split over the remaining months of the year (rather than paying a lump sum to catch up to the current month). The following January, you will have your payments split over 12 months.
  3. The first payment will be withdrawn from your account on the 15th of the following month.
  4. Payments will continue to be withdrawn unless you submit a TIPP Termination Form
  5. Payments will be automatically adjusted each year (in July and January) to account for any changes in the tax rate. See the 'Calculations' tab to learn more. 

Note: If your home was a new build and was completed in the current calendar year, please call the Tax Department at (403) 207-7057 prior to signing up for TIPPs.