Bowden celebrated their 100th birthday in 2004.

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The Bowden Cemetery Board manages the Bowden and District Cemetery.
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TOWN OF BOWDEN
2101 - 20 Avenue, Box 338
Bowden AB T0M 0K0
Ph: 403-224-3395
Fax: 403-224-2244
info@town.bowden.ab.ca

Frequently Asked Questions.

What are your office hours?
Our office hours are from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays.

When is garbage picked up?
Can-Pak Environmental picks up garbage every other week on Mondays. Please have your garbage out prior to 7:00 am. For more information on garbage pickup or recycling programs in Bowden, please check out our Town of Bowden Services page.

Do I need a dog license?
A dog license is required for all dogs located in the Town. The cost of the license is $30 per year for spayed or neutered dog and $40 for intact animals. Dog licenses purchased or renewed by February 1st receive a 50% discount. For new animals brought into Town after July 31st the fee also drops by half. For more information, please refer to Bylaw 02-2013.

Do cats require a license?
With the passing of the Animal Control Bylaw (Bylaw 02-2013) there are new licencing fees for cats. Effective January 1, 2014, all cats within the Town of Bowden will be required to be licenced. The cost will be the same as Dog Licences with spayed or neutered cats costing $30.00 for the year and intact cats will cost $40.00.

What is the population of Bowden?
A. The 2006 Federal census show the Town of Bowden had a population of 1,205. Since 1996, the Town has experienced much residential growth and, with a growth rate of almost 16% in the last five years, Bowden was the third fastest growing community in this immediate area.

Bowden's current population is 1241.

Do you have direct debit services for Utilities/Taxes?
Taxes, yes.
We have a tax prepayment program that allows Town of Bowden to automatically debit your account on the 15th of each month to enable you to pay your annual tax levy over twelve months, from January to December. As long as your tax account is at a zero balance, you are eligible to join the program. Signing up is as simple as bringing in a Void cheque and signing an agreement document with the Town of Bowden as well as a Payors Authorization Form. The amount to be withdrawn will be calculated based on the previous years levy divided by 12 months; this amount will be adjusted in July of the current year based on the new levy. You are exempt from all penalties as long as you are in good standing on the program.

Utilities, no.
Because we are not on a flat rate utility system we do not offer direct debit for utilities; however we are set up for online bill payments with most Canadian financial institutions. The Town also accepts all payments through our debit card machine. Credit card payments are not available.

Does Bowden have a landfill?
The Town belongs to a regional landfill commission, and all garbage is hauled to a landfill site in Red Deer. The commission has located a transfer station in Innisfail for garbage which would not normally be picked up by town crews.

Does the Town have water restrictions in place?
Along with Carstairs, Crossfield, Didsbury, Olds and Innisfail, the Town of Bowden belongs to the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission and water restrictions are determined based on their direction. For the most recent announcements on water restrictions, please contact Town Office.

Does Bowden have a Noise Bylaw?
The Town of Bowden has a Noise Bylaw that restricts the hours that various noises (construction or domestic) are allowed. From Monday to Saturday the hours are 8 am to 10 pm, and on Sundays and statutory holidays the hours are from 10 am to 10 pm. Residents are asked to be aware of these times when undertaking yard work and construction projects.

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