Moving to Okotoks
Are you a new resident or a current resident moving to a new residence in Okotoks or are you moving away? Here are some things to know about your water, wastewater services, garbage, recycling and organics collection and utility bill payments. This page also contains valuable information for those considering moving to Okotoks.
To sign up for utilities, prior to your occupancy/possession date (minimum 5 days), please fill out the Utility form
Garbage, Organics and Recycling Carts
- Standard cart sizes provided to residential households include a 120L black garbage cart, 240L blue recycling cart and a 120L green organics cart.
- For new home builds, filling out the above utility form will also generate an automated request for garbage, organics and recycling carts.
- For existing homes, garbage, organics and recycling carts should have been left behind by the previous owner. If any of your carts are missing or you would like to change your cart size, please complete the Garbage, Organics and Recycling form.
A remote for reading your water meter is or will be attached to the outside of your home. This small black remote is usually located next to the electrical or gas meter. A clear path to this remote is essential. Please maintain this path by clearing snow and removing such items as hoses and toys.
Residential development in Okotoks primarily consists of new and recent housing developments in variety of neighbourhoods around the town. One can also find older, more established areas near the downtown core. There is a great number of options if you are looking to buy or rent property. There are also acreages, ranches and farms outside the town.
Looking to buy a home? Use our business directory and and access the "Real Estate Offices" category.
Okotoks continues to experience strong industrial and commercial development, with values over $96 million in 2013. The Town does not charge a business tax for a majority of businesses, allowing them to operate in an affordable environment while being located in a sustainable community.
Want to learn more about why Okotoks is a great place to do business? Here is a list of our most valuable business resources.
Okotoks has many schools serving its population. With a great selection of public, private, and catholic schools, parents will find that Okotoks does not lack in educational opportunities for their children.
|EPCOR Water Services||General Information|
|Fortis Alberta||Street lights, power outages, power line problems, green boxes on property |
|Direct Energy||Set Up Account|
Natural Gas Inquiries
|Just Energy||Set Up Account |
|PowerBill Utility Billing Solutions|
Set Up Account (Electricity & Gas)
24 hours emergency number: meter readings, new accounts and Emergency Services
403.310.5678 / 403.245.7888
sales, service, billing inquiries
|Platinum Communications||Rural Internet/Internet phone (VoIP) |
|Okotoks has neighbourhood superboxes|
|Foothills School Division|
(ECS - Gr 12)
|Christ the Redeemer School Division|
(ECS - Gr 12)
|Regional Landfill Site||Located on Highway 738 (approx 5 km south of Okotoks and Highway 7)|
|Southland Transportation Commuter Bus||To Calgary in AM, returns in PM |
|Okotoks Western Wheel newspaper||www.westernwheel.com||403.938.6397|
|Foothills Community Immigrant Services||Okotoks office ||403.938.4699|
|Alberta Registry Office|
Drivers' exams, licenses, etc.
|Volker Stevin||Out of town highway maintenance|
|1.888.877.6237 (VS ROADS)|
|Source Media Group||Okotoks Living Magazine |
|Sun Country 99.7 FM||www.highriveronline.com||403.652.4997|
|The Eagle 100.9 FM||www.okotoksonline.com||403.995.9611|
|Okotoks Food Bank||https://okotoksfoodbank.ca||403.651.6629|
|Alberta Health Services||Find a doctor, health information |
|Okotoks Public Library||7 Riverside Drive |
|Foothills Centennial Centre||4, 204 Community Way |
Okotoks is a beautiful community located 15 minutes from south Calgary and in a thriving trade zone encompassing businesses from all around southern Alberta.
Home to over 28,000 residents, Okotoks has experienced an impressive level of growth in recent years and boasts a population increase of nearly 30% since 2008. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and the ease of running a business there, Okotoks was awarded the #6 spot on the list of Canada's Most Entrepreneurial Cities in 2015 by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Not only a leader in business and entrepreneurship, the Town of Okotoks also benefits from having a thriving arts and music scene, along with an impressive line-up of recreation facilities.
The Town of Okotoks is also well-known for its sustainability efforts. An innovator in its establishment of growth targets linked to infrastructure development and environmental carrying capacity, it is now pursuing a plan of continued managed growth for the foreseeable future.
Okotoks through the eyes of children
Find out what one Grade 4 class from Westmount School recommends for exploring nature and fun places to with your family in Okotoks.