Property Tax Deadline July 2

Property taxpayers are reminded that payment must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  A penalty of 10% will be applied to outstanding current year taxes and unclaimed Provincial Home Owner Grants at the close of business July 2.  

City Hall is currently under renovation to provide customer service upgrades to the Public Service Centre. During construction, a temporary Public Service Centre is located at the Douglas Street entrance to City Hall. Customer service ambassadors are greeting citizens in the foyer off Centennial Square/Pandora Avenue to ensure all visitors to City Hall find where they need to go, and can access the information and services they require, including property tax payments.

Pay Online/ Financial Institution
During construction, property taxpayers can avoid the dust and line-ups by choosing to pay online. Most banks and credit unions accept property tax payments online or in person. Please use the Folio Number, located at the top left of your tax notice. Provincial home owner grants can be claimed electronically.

Post-dated Cheques
Cheques post-dated for July 2, 2014 are accepted. Cheques can be dropped off at the Public Service Centre at City Hall, or in the after-hours drop box located at the Pandora Avenue entrance of City Hall.

Pre-authorized Payments
Thinking ahead to next year’s taxes, property taxpayers may wish to enrol in the monthly, automatic pre-payment program. This program allows you to pay on a monthly basis instead of one lump sum – making budgeting easier and helping you avoid the risk of a 10% penalty. For 10 months, on the first day of the month, a fixed amount is automatically debited from your bank account. Once taxes have been determined the remaining balance will be debited on the due date in July.

Public Service Centre
If you prefer to pay your taxes in person, the Public Service Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash, cheque and Interac are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted. Although City Hall’s Public Service Centre is fully staffed for the busy season, line-ups leading up to the July 2 deadline should be expected.

Property tax payers can sign up for eBilling to receive next year’s Property Tax Notice by email. For instructions on how to sign up, or for more information on 2014 property taxes click here.