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Utilities for rental properties and renters

All residential utility accounts must be set up in the registered property owners name as per our Waterworks bylaw. Renters cannot apply to set up a City of Airdrie utility account on behalf of their landlord.

If you have a rental property in Airdrie, please be aware that:

  • the water service account will stay in your name
  • it is your responsibility to keep your account in good standing
  • the City will only share detailed account information with registered owners; renters cannot make enquiries regarding the utility account

As billing occurs on a four week cycle, we do offer additional services for owners with rental properties:

  • You may request a meter reading for the day your renter moves out. A consumer requested meter read fee will be applied to your final bill. The City of Airdrie requires 10 working days notice prior to the date that account is to be finalized.
  • You may provide a meter reading for the day your renter moves out (no charge).

After the reading is done or provided we will send you a final bill. The account is then re-opened, in your name, for your new renter. An application fee will be charged to the new account and your account number will change.

Note that we will not estimate a final bill. If you require a dollar amount to give your tenants to pay, please request or call in a meter reading. You may also use the Bill Estimator Tool.

Renter access to account information

Renters can request access to the utility account balances and due dates of their unit by linking the utility account for the property to their myAIRDRIE account. 

To link the utility account, the renter will need:

  • The account number
  • The amount last billed

The City will not supply the renter with this information.  It must be obtained from the landlord or property owner.

The landlord will receive an email notifying them whenever a renter has linked their utility account to their myAIRDRIE page.  If the landlord does not have a myAIRDRIE page, they will not receive notification that the renter has linked to their account.  Once you have received notification, you can grant your renter access to view full billing details online. The renter will not have access to your personal information. They will only be able to see the billing details of the account.

Renters may also pay the utility account from myAIRDRIE using either a VISA or MasterCard.

If you do not wish for your renter to have access to the account, you may de-link the renter from your myAIRDRIE page.

We strongly recommend that if you are renting your property, to register for a myAIRDRIE page. Link the Utility and turn on your e-notifications. You will receive valuable information about the account and any arrears warning notices.