As an organization committed to efficient services, we would like to make it easy for you to pay your property taxes.
Being informed of the number of options available to pay your property taxes can save you a lot of time and energy and alleviate the hassle of having to go to a bank.
Through this page, it is our hope that we can realize an easy and convenient partnership with you, an important member of our Town.
The following points are what you have to consider in paying for property taxes:
- There is an option to pre-pay your property taxes in January and/or February. The Town will add an incentive of 3.5% of any payment made in January or 3.0% of any payment made in February.
- Post-dated cheques for the due date are accepted at Town Hall. This will assist in having the taxes taken care of and avoid penalties if there is a possibility you might be out of Town.
- You may pay by cash, cheque, debit card, or online any time during the year. Be advised that most debit cards have a default $1,000 daily limit attached to their card. Online payments must reflect the correct roll number, which can be found at the top of your property assessment and tax notice. If paying by cheque, include the bottoom portion of your property assessment and tax notice to ensure payments are applied to the correct account. The Town will not accept payment by credit card.
- A large percentage of Rate Payers enroll in our Preauthorized Payment Plan. This will deduct from your bank account about 1/12th of your tax bill on the last day of each month, and this amount will automatically be updated when the next property tax bill has been calculated to provide a zero balance on December 31st.
Please be advised that your tax balance must be zero as at December 31st of each year.
If this balance is greater than $50 over your normal monthly amount the Town will advise you in writing.
Please note that a $25 administration fee is applicable for any and all transfer payments and/or for credit balances to other properties. Please include the correct roll number(s) with your payment to avoid incorrect payment applications.
Items that would affect the balance is any land related charge that is directly added to your property taxes.
These include snow or weed removal, cleanup orders, legal actions, and unpaid utility bills.
Since the preauthorized program allows you to pay your taxes over the entire calendar year, the pre-payment incentive for January and February is not provided, but the September and November penalties are not levied.
With us working with you, paying for property taxes has never been such a breeze. For any questions, please feel free to contact us at (403) 823-1314.