Paying Your Taxes
Your Property Tax Bill covers the period from January 1 to December 31 annually. A combined Tax and Assessment notice is mailed in May with a due date of October 31st. A 2% penalty is added to any unpaid balance after October 31st and on the 1st of each month thereafter until paid in full.
Taxes can be paid at the County office by cash, cheque or debit; or at your financial institution, online or by telephone banking. We do not accept credit cards for tax payments.
It is important to note the following:
- Failure to receive or loss of the Property Tax Notice cannot be accepted as a reason for non-payment or exemption of a late penalty.
- When paying your Tax Bill through on-line banking, please allow adequate processing time before the due date as noted by your financial institution (Typically 3-5 business days).
- Payments submitted by mail must be CLEARLY POST-MARKED on or before the due date.
- All charges on a tax account are the responsibility of the registered owner of the property. When you purchase a property, adjustments for taxes are made between the vendor and purchaser.
Property Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)
TIPP is a plan by which taxpayers make consecutive monthly payments for taxes. Payments may only be made by automatic withdrawal from a bank account. The TIPP (Tax Instalment Payment Plan) program starts in January and runs through December for the current tax year. Property tax accounts on TIPPs and in good standing are exempt from penalty. All previous levies must be paid in full to begin on the TIPP program. Payments are withdrawn from your account by direct debit at the end of every month. A person can join the plan at any time, provided that they pay their tax payments from January 1st to include the month in which they join.
If you sell the property and are registered as a TIPP client, you will need to call the office to cancel the payments before the 20th of the month.TIPP Bylaw 1722