Are you buying a home in Lethbridge? Access our brochure or use the information below as a checklist to help guide you through the process with City of Lethbridge departments:
Prepay your property taxes, receive a discount, and avoid any potential late payment charges by enrolling in the City's convenient Tax Installment Prepayment Plan (TIPP). For more information find our TIPP brochure here and the TIPP Application here or visit us at City Hall.
In the event you are selling, then buying another home within the city and you pay property taxes online you must change the tax account number (roll number) with your financial institution to ensure payment is applied to the correct property.
Is this a brand new home? Ensure your lawyer has contacted the Assessment and Tax department to obtain an estimate of taxes to be levied in the near future. Levies may include supplementary taxes which are billed in August and November.
In the event your mortgage payment includes property taxes, principle, interest and tax (PIT), ensure your mortgage company is collecting enough from you to cover the upcoming years taxes and any supplementary bills if applicable.
Purchasing a manufactured home? Bring a copy of the bill of sale to the Tax Department and we will update our records, change the ownership information, and verify the serial number of your home.
Do you need to update your mailing address? If you own other properties and the home you are buying will be the new mailing address for those properties, request an address change for all affected properties by contacting Alberta Land Titles Office toll free at 310-0000 then ask for 403-297-6511 or follow the link to Alberta Land Titles Change of Address form. This process will also update Assessment and Taxation records.
Apply for water, sewer, garbage and electricity by clicking here or call 403-320-3111 or email email@example.com. Electricity is available from the City of Lethbridge. Electric customers can also choose any retailer listed at www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or by calling UCA at 403-310-4822.
In the event you require a garbage bin for your newly constructed home, you can request one to be delivered to your home through the Public Operations Department at 403-320-3850. Your Utility Account number is required.
Update your mailing address for all your utilities accounts with the City of Lethbridge by calling 403-320-3111.
It is recommended the Buyer obtain from the Seller a Real Property Report (RPR) and Letter of Compliance indicating the house and all structures meet the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw. Contact 403-320-3920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Contact Development Services at 403-320-3920, to ensure any decks, sheds, garages, alterations or renovations on the property have been done safely and with the correct permits to avoid complications with current and future renovations.
Building Inspection Services
It is recommended that the Buyer or their representative perform a File Search with the City of Lethbridge to verify all construction on the property has been properly permitted & inspected, and all inspections are passed and permits closed. Contact 403-320-3920 or email email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Other Recommended Actions
Apply for natural gas services with one of the private sector providers.
If you own a dog and are new to the city, purchase a dog license from Regulatory Services on the main floor of City Hall or the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 2405 41 St N. If you have moved within the city, update your address with Regulatory Services at 403-320-3074 or the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 403-320-4099.
Arrange for property insurance.
Update your personal identification.
Set up the mail forwarding service and register your new address with Canada Post.
Disclaimer: This may not be inclusive of all that is necessary to be changed.
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