The MD of Willow Creek No. 26 has a variety of payment options available to ratepayers:

Electronic Payments –

  • Each bank is a little different in their methods of online banking.  If you are interested in online banking, please contact your financial institution to help you set this up.
  • Once you are set-up for online banking, commonly you proceed to “Bill Payments”
  • In the “Bill Payments” section, select the “Payee” – which will be different for each banking institution.  Examples include:
    1. ATB Financial              - MD of Willow Creek No. 26
    2. Bank of Montreal       - Willow Creek No 26, The Municipal District of – Tax
    3. CIBC                              - Willow Creek MD No 26 Tax
    4. Royal Bank                  - Willow Creek No. 26 (M.D.) – Tax-AB
    5. Scotia Bank                 - District of Willow Creek No 26 Tax
    6. TD Canada Trust        - Willow Creek #26 (Mun Dist of) Taxes
  • If you have one parcel of land, please use your roll number without the decimal point.   (For example, if your Roll Number is 0001.000, enter 0001000).  
  • If you have more than one roll number, please set-up a payee for each roll number, or another option would be to enter the eight-digit Customer Number.  Again, some banks will vary in their set-up process and only allow seven digits.  (Example:   If your Customer Number is 01234567, please enter as 1234567)

Mail –

  • Please make your cheque payable to the M.D. of Willow Creek No. 26,  PO Box 550, Claresholm, Alberta   T0L 0T0
  • Please do not mail cash

In Person –

  • We are located at 273129 Secondary Highway 520 West
  • Office hours are:

Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Cash, cheque or interac (ensure your single transaction limit is sufficient)
  • Credit cards are only accepted though the "Option Pay" Feature

“Option Pay” (Credit Card Payment) - 

  • A link is available on the MD’s website (lower left corner - "Helpful Links - Option Pay") 
  • If utilizing this form of payment, please note that you are responsible for the “Load Fee”

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP’s) –

  • Payments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 15th day of each month
  • Starting each November, the monthly payment is calculated by dividing the most recent annual tax levy by 12 months.  When the current levy is known, the pre-payments are subtracted and the new balance divided by the remaining months up to October
  • The intent of the TIPP’s program is that the tax levy will be paid over a 12-month period, and by October 31st, there will be a “zero balance” owing 
  • Deadline to enroll in the TIPP’s program is November 10th, providing there are no outstanding amounts owing

Monthly Payments –

  • Ratepayers are more than welcome to make monthly payments for property taxes
  • Post-dated cheques will be kept on file in a secure location
  • The onus is strictly on the ratepayer 
  • Any balance outstanding will be subject to penalties

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