Property Taxes

Pursuant to Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act 2000, R.S.A., Chapter M-26 as amended, the 2013 Tax Notices for the Town of Black Diamond were mailed the week of June 1, 2013 to all assessed property owners.  Town of Black Diamond property owners are deemed to have received their tax notices as a result of the publication of this notice.

DUE DATES:
2014 taxes are due on July 15, 2014; penalties will be levied against all outstanding current balances at the closing of business on July 15, 2014.

Click here to view the pie chart showing "Where Your 2012 Tax Dollar Goes". 

Paying Your Property Taxes

There are several different ways in which residents can pay their property taxes.

  • Join TIPPs (Tax Installment Payment Program). Scroll down to read more about this program
  • On-line banking with your financial service provider - call your bank's branch for further information or to set up your on-line banking account.
  • Cheques can be mailed to the Town Office, brought into the Town Office during regular business hours or placed in the overnight depository (just left of the Town Office main doors on the upper level)
  • Cash is accepted at the Town Office during regular office hours. Please do not use the overnight depository for cash payments.
  • Interac can be used during regular office hours at the Town Office. Please visit us in person to conduct this transaction. If you wish to pay the full amount of your property tax in one payment, please contact your bank to determine your daily transaction limit prior to visiting the Town Office.
  • P.I.T. - your mortgage company pays your property taxes each year, and includes that amount in your mortgage payments. If you are paying out your mortgage in the near future, you will need to determine the method that best suits you to handle your property taxes after your mortgage is fully paid. Please check with your mortgage holder to determine your needs if this is the case for you.

At this time, the Town of Black Diamond is NOT ABLE to accept payment by any credit card.

 Bylaw 11-11 - TIPP (Tax Instalment Payment Program)

TIPPs - Tax Instalment Payment Program

TIPPs Information

The TIPPs application form is available here to download.  Please fill it out, and return it to the Town Office to the attention of the Tax and Utilities Clerk.  She will verify the eligibility of the applicant, and confirm the instalment amounts due for the first half of the year.  Please call the Town Office at 403-933-4348 and ask to speak with the Tax Clerk if you would like more information, to make sure you are eligible to apply for the TIPPs program, to determine your monthly instalment or to discuss a concern with your current TIPPs account.

From January to June, the instalments made are based on the previous year's property tax amount.  When the tax notices are sent out (usually between mid-May and early June) they will show the new instalment amounts to begin on July 1st of the current year, and carrying through to June of the next year.