Payment Options

Property taxes are due on the last business day of June, unless the account is registered on the Tax Instalment Plan.

It is the taxpayer's responsibility to ensure payment is received by the due date. If payment arrives past the due date, the account will be subject to penalties on any outstanding balances.

How can I pay my taxes?

Tax Instalment Plan (TIP)

Please visit our Tax Instalment Plan (TIP) web page for information about the TIP Program.

Click here to complete the online TIP Application.

Online

Online payments are payable to City of Red Deer – Taxes.

Add a new Payee by searching:

  • Red Deer and select Tax
  • Use your 11 digit tax roll number as the account number

If you own multiple properties:

  • Submit separate payment to each individual tax roll number
  • Payment made to one roll for multiple properties will result in a transfer fee
  • Payment made to another account or department will result in additional fees

If you sell your property, update or delete the tax roll number from your online banking. Tax roll numbers stay with the property NOT with the registered owner.

Review your bank’s processing time policy for online payments. Making a payment online does not guarantee payment will be processed that day. Payments are applied to your account as per your bank's processing date. Payment received after the due date will result in penalty. 

At City Hall

Payment can be made to the Cashiers on the main floor during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.  A receipt will be provided at the time of the payment.

Pay taxes in person by:

  • cash
  • debit card
  • cheque

 If payment is being made via:

  • Debit Card - ensure the transaction limit on your card allows for the payment amount. 
  • Cheque -  include the following:
    • payable to The City of Red Deer
    • Tax Roll number
    • remittance portion of your tax notice
    • must be signed, dated and all necessary fields complete.

If the City cannot process your payment due to an error on the cheque or insufficient funds, penalties and fees may apply. Payments are applied as instructed, request to transfer funds or refund will result in a processing fee. 

At a Bank / Financial Institution

Provide to the bank teller:

  • tax remittance slip or
  • tax roll number

Making payment at a bank does not guarantee the payment will be processed that day.

Payments are applied to your account as per your bank's processing date, which may differ from the payment date. Confirm with bank when payment will be processed. 

By Mail

Cheques can be made payable to: The City of Red Deer

Mail to:

The City of Red Deer
Box 5008 Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4

To avoid penalties, envelopes must be postmarked by Canada Post no later than the due date found on the property tax notice.

Include the following:

  • Tax Roll Number
  • payable to The City of Red Deer
  • remittance portion of your tax notice
  • must be signed, dated and all necessary fields complete.

If the City cannot process your payment due to an error on the cheque or insufficient funds, penalties and fees may apply. Include your tax roll number. Payments are applied as instructed. Request to transfer funds will result in a processing fee.

Mortgage

Many mortgage financial institutions run a program called Principal Interest and Taxes (PIT). They collect tax payments along with the mortgage payments. The financial institution then remits the tax payment annually on your behalf. This payment must be received by The City prior to the due date to avoid penalty.

Your mortgage lender will adjust your payments as needed to accommodate for any shortfalls or overages of what they collected from you versus what they paid to The City. If you have any questions or concerns about these adjustments please speak with your financial institution.

Please note that PIT is different than the City run Tax Instalment Plan (TIP). Your annual tax notice indicates whether a mortgage company is registered on your account at the time of generating the notice. Please contact your lender if you are unsure whether they are paying your property taxes on your behalf.

Credit Cards are not accepted

The City does not currently accept credit card as a method of payment.

Points to Remember

  • Penalty will be applied to any balances unpaid, after the tax due date
  • Include the remittance or roll number with your payment to avoid additional fees
  • Print and view documents, including proof of payment through MyCity

Fees and Charges

Making payment to an account in error may result in additional fees. Please remember the following: 

  • include the remittance slip along with your payment
  • pay the correct tax roll number as indicated on your Tax Notice
  • tax rolls stay with the property not the owner
  • Payment made for multiple properties to one account will result in transfer fees

If payment is made to an incorrect roll electronically, you may want to consider contacting your bank provider to recall the payment.