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We accept virtually all methods of payment; cheque, cash, credit card, debit, and direct deposit. We do not accept e-transfers.

You can either come in to the Town Office and fill out a form, or email this completed Form to

Yes! We have both a photocopier and fax machine. We do not accept USB sticks. If you have something you need printed we ask that you email us that document instead. 

Copies: B&W$.35/page



This service is operated by the Heritage Handi-bus Society. The bus makes a trip to Lethbridge twice a month (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday), and can be booked by calling the Town Administration. The cost is $30 per person for the regular Lethbridge trip. The bus can be booked for other functions as well. Please call for private function pricing.

Call the Town of Milk River office @ (403) 647-3773 to book.


You can phone Chanley or Helen at 403-647-4488 for inquiries.

The Town owns the Boulevard, but residents are responsible for the upkeep. This includes mowing the grass and shovelling the sidewalk in front of your house. 


Every dog or cat over the age of 6 months needs a license. You can visit the Town Office to get one set up. Animal Licenses expire on December 31st of every year. Every Animal License needs to be renewed. 

You can call Ridge Regional Public Safety Services at (403) 715-8513. Community Peace Officers will hold a stray animal in their shelter until an owner claims them.

The Town of Milk River utilizes the Ridge Regional Public Safety Services (RRPSS) to ensure the bylaws of the municipality are upheld. The officers patrols the community each week, investigating animal complaints, unsightly premises complaints, and various other municipal concerns. Fines will be issued for non-compliance in certain cases. To contact our Peace Officers, please contact the Town Office during regular business hours, or after hours by calling 587-813-0791.

When you have your moving date, you can call the Town Office and set up a final water meter read. Your final bill will be sent to the address we have  on file.

The garbage pick up for residential properties is Tuesday. Commercial property's garbage is picked up every Tuesday and Thursday.

Heavy snowfalls and slippery streets may necessitate that garbage collection be restricted to streets that are safely accessible. When this happens, road conditions will be monitored throughout the day, and if possible, Public Works Department will try to pick up on your street.If your material has not been picked up by 5:30 p.m., please bring it back inside and set it out again next week.  

If the weather was okay and your garbage was still not picked up, it could be because the garbage bin was improperly placed. Please make sure to have your garbage clear of any vehicles and on the curb of the road (not on sidewalk or grass). If your garbage was not picked up due to this reason, please bring it back inside and set it out again next week.

The Transfer Station is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

There are a variety of situations where a Development Permit is not required, however we suggest referring to the Town for all questions regarding Development Permits. 

Taxes are due August 31st of every year. Past due taxes accrue penalties on the 1st of every month. If taxes are not paid by the end of the year, the tax amount unpaid will roll over into the new year and will continue to accrue penalties on the 1st of every month.


You can prepay for yearly taxes in January. You will be charged the previous year amount and your account will be credited in May. This will save you 5% on the current year's tax amount that is due.

The Town of Milk River contracts Benchmark Assessments Inc. to complete Property Tax Assessments. If you do not agree with your property's assessment value, you can contact the Assessor directly at (403) 381-0535.

Please Note: You have 60 days from the date of mailing to file a complaint about your Property Tax Assessment.