Cochrane residents can expect to see their 2024 tax bills in the mail this week. 

As of May 30, 16,808 residential and non-residential tax bills have been mailed out.

Property owners must pay their bills in full by June 30 to avoid late penalties. 

Property tax funds are divided among various services. Specifically, 65.1 per cent goes to the Town of Cochrane for municipal services, 33.8 per cent is allocated to the Government of Alberta for education, and 1.1 per cent supports seniors' housing, according to a news release from the town of Cochrane. 

“Your property taxes directly support the municipal services that are provided to residents which include parks and pathways, Family and Community Support Services, roads, fire services and policing,” explained Alvin Allim, Director, Financial & Information Technology Services and CFO, Town of Cochrane. “It’s important to recognize that more than a third of the property taxes collected are allocated to the Province to support provincial education and seniors' affordable housing through the Rocky View Foundation.” 

You don't have to pay your tax bill all in one shot. The town offers a variety of payment options, including the tax installment payment program (TIPP). This allows property owners to pay their taxes on a monthly basis.  

Property owners can contact Cochrane's tax department with any questions or inquiries at or call 403-851-2288.

There are resources available those requiring financial assistance through the Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (Government of Alberta).