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Tax Billing Schedule

For 2017, the property tax billing schedule is as follows:

  • Interim Tax Bills - mailed out in early March
    • 1st instalment due March 31, 2017
    • 2nd instalment due May 31, 2017
  • Final Tax Bills - mailed out in mid-June 
    • 1st instalment due July 31, 2017
    • 2nd instalment due September 29, 2017

Tax ScheduleThe Interim Tax Bill is based on the 2017 Current Value Assessment times a calculated interim tax rate required to raise 50% of the total tax levied in 2016 for the City.

The Final Tax Bill reflects the new municipal tax rate as approved by City Council on December 12, 2016 in addition to the Education rate as provided by the Province less the amount billed on the interim. All additional charges and credits such as Local Improvement charges, Business Improvement charges (BIA), Heritage Tax Credits and the Low Income Senior & Disabled Tax Credits are included on the final billing.

In general, tax bills are always mailed out the first week of March and mid-June, with instalments due the City’s last working day of March, May, July and September. Supplementary tax bills are generally mailed out three times each year in the Summer, early Fall and late Fall, however, these times do fluctuate based on the receipt of the information from the assessment office.