COVID-19: Municipal measures - The City of Calgary

Current as of June 26, 2020.

26 June 2020

Municipal measures - The City of Calgary

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Business Improvement Area Late Payments Cancelled

DESCRIPTION

Calgary City Council approved the cancellation of any Business Improvement Area (BIA) Tax penalties between April 1 and June 30.

A penalty of 7% would apply to taxes outstanding as of July 1, 2020.

ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

Any business that has not already paid their BIA tax has until June 30, 2020 to pay penalty free.

LINKS

See the City of Calgary's COVID-19 Business news and updates page here.

Tax Instalment Payment Plan Payments Decreasing

DESCRIPTION

As a result of the Government of Alberta deferring the education property tax, installment payments for businesses enrolled in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan will decrease as of April 1.

ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

Non-residential property owners participating in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan will see a decrease in the April 1 instalment equal to the provincial property tax portion as a result of its deferral.

LINKS

See the City of Calgary's COVID-19 Business news and updates page here.

Rollover of City of Calgary Utilities Payments

DESCRIPTION

City utilities (water/wastewater/stormwater and waste/recycling/organics) for April, May, and June can be deferred without interest or penalty.

The amounts owing will be rolled into the remaining bills for 2020.

ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

All ratepayers may elect to pay all, a portion, or none of their City Utilities for April, May, and June by contacting ENMAX.

LINKS

See ENMAX's announcement here.

See the City of Calgary's COVID-19 Support for businesses page here.

Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended

DESCRIPTION

The 2020 tax payment deadline has been extended from June 30 to September 30, without late payment penalties.

ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

The deadline is extended for all property owners, however, those that can pay before the June 30 deadline are encourage to do so to help support essential City services.

LINKS

See the City of Calgary's COVID-19 Support for businesses page here.

Waiver/Simplification of Planning & Development Fees

DESCRIPTION

Planning & Development is deferring and/or waiving fee payments in 2020, specifically enhancing flexibility on building permits.

No payment is required from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2020 for applications in respect of Certificates of Compliance, Change of Use Development Permits, Home Occupation (Class 2) Development Permits and CPAG Pre-applications

Fees in respect of Building Permits, Development Permits, Land Use, Outline Plan, Road Closures, and Subdivisions by instrument or tentative plan will be partially mostly deferred such that only 25% of the fee will be payable upfront.

ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

Applicants can call the Planning Services Centre and work directly with an agent to complete the intake process.

LINKS

See the City of Calgary's information page about the changes here.


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