Taxation & utilities

Alberta is well-known for its low tax rates and Airdrie is no exception. Airdrie does not have a municipal business tax. Our local tax rates for industrial and commercial properties are more competitive than Calgary and other similar-sized regional communities.

Airdrie businesses benefit from the savings realized from no provincial sales tax, no capital or payroll taxes and no machinery and equipment taxes.


No business tax

Airdrie does not charge a business tax. When compared with municipalities who do charge such a tax, this can save a business thousands of dollars a year.


Property tax & assessment

Airdrie offers a very competitive tax environment. When compared to the total taxes in Calgary and other municipalities, Airdrie offers businesses a very cost-effective alternative.

View Airdrie's current non-residential property tax rate.  Or, use the Tax Estimator to estimate your property taxes.



Airdrie and Alberta offer a reliable network of cost-competitive and high-quality utility services for your business.

Water & wastewater

The City of Airdrie purchases high-quality drinking water from the City of Calgary. Water is pumped from Calgary, stored in reservoirs and is further pumped into Airdrie's underground distribution network. Residential and non-residential customer properties are serviced from this network. The pipeline's capacity will accommodate Airdrie's needs to a population equivalent of approximately 75,000.

Wastewater is returned to the City of Calgary for treatment.

All usage (residential and non-residential) is metered. Businesses are responsible for purchasing water meters from the City of Airdrie (who will supply and install the meter). Meters must be paid for at the same time the building permit is purchased. For current rates and more information, visit Utilities.

Garbage collection & recycling

The City of Airdrie does not supply garbage collection for non-residential customers. Businesses are responsible for making their own arrangements for this service.

Recycling is encouraged within the City of Airdrie, however the current recycling program is for residential customers only. For assistance with your businesses recycling needs, contact:

Local service providers

Regional service providers

  • Clean Calgary Association: Offers a variety of commercial environmental services including waste reduction consultations and a recycling directory.
  • Calgary Materials Exchange: An online exchange that provides companies with a convenient medium to list materials and products that are available or wanted for exchange.
  • Recycling Council of Alberta: Information and research including an Enviro Business Directory and a Green Procurement Guide.
  • Residential Recycling: 403.245.4451

Electricity & natural gas

Electricity and natural gas are deregulated in Alberta. For a list of retailers, visit the Alberta Government's Utilities Consumer Advocate site.


Airdrie is wired. A range of telecommunications providers service Airdrie to meet your telephone, wireless, and Internet needs.

Airdrie is also connected to the Alberta SuperNet, a broadband network linking 4,200 government, health, library and learning facilities in 429 communities.


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