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Paying Property Taxes

Property taxes are due on the last business day of June to avoid late payment penalties. Tax payments can be made in a variety of ways:

Tax Instalment Pre-payment Plan (TIPP)

The TIPP program offers Lethbridge taxpayers the option of making manageable monthly payments. The 10 equal instalments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the first of each month, from August to May, earning a rate of prepayment incentive with no service charge.

To be eligible for the TIPP program, your current year property tax (due on the last business day of June) must be paid in full.

Save money, prepay your property taxes

Pay a lump sum up to the last business day of February to receive a discount on your property taxes. The prorated discount will be paid on the equivalent of the previous year's taxes and will be applied to your property tax account. The rate changes yearly so please refer to advertising in local media about this offer from mid December to the end of February, or call 311.


Cheque or money order payable to the City of Lethbridge:
City of Lethbridge
Assessment and Taxation
910 4 Ave S Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6

In Person

1st floor of City Hall for payment at the 311 counter. Only cash, cheques, and direct debit will be accepted

City Drop Box and After Hours

There are two secure mailboxes where you can deposit your payment:

  • One is located at the front doors of City Hall
  • The second is a white, drive-through drop box located in the traffic circle behind City Hall.

Cheques only please. Do not send cash

At your Financial Institution

The City accepts the teller stamp or bank receipt as date of payment received.

Online Banking

Check with your financial institution. Allow 2-3 business days for processing.
Your account number is your 13 digit roll number.

Credit Card

For a 2.25% fee, you can pay your property taxes online using a Visa or MasterCard by visiting Allow 1-2 business days for processing. 

Third Party Credit Card Payment Providers

There are third-party online payment providers in Canada that offer credit card as a payment option for property tax.

The City of Lethbridge does not endorse these third-party payment providers and advises tax payers that:

  • Companies offering this service will charge the tax payer a convenience fee, independent from the City of Lethbridge;
  • There is no guarantee when the City of Lethbridge will receive payment as delivery of payment to The City may take several days or weeks; and
  • Property owners are responsible to pay their property taxes by the due date. If payment is received after the due date, the property owner will be responsible to pay the late payment penalty.

What Happens if I'm Not the Owner?

How do I get information? Have the property owner fill out the Agent Authorization Form

What Happens if I Don't Pay My Taxes?

We understand that it can be difficult to pay off financial debts. If property taxes are left unpaid, you may leave yourself at risk of losing your home. If you find yourself in a situation where you don't know how you are going to pay your taxes, please contact us. We are available to talk about possible solutions to your property tax debts.

Penalties applied for late payment:
Balances remaining July 1 7%
August 1 to December 1 1% (each month)
Balances remaining after Dec 31 12% per year (calculated at daily interest)

For more information

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Email: or
Address: City Hall, 1st Floor, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6

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