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Payment Options

The City of Peterborough offers many convenient payment options.

Pre-authorized Payment Plans (PAP)

There are currently two plans to choose from:
  1. Monthly – this plan debits your bank account on the City’s last working day of each month. Typically this plan is started in January and runs to December each year. However, you can start this plan at any time throughout the year provided that your property tax account is current at the time of application. The plan does require that the annual taxes be paid in full by the end of December each year. If you wish to sign up for this plan, the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Authorization Form is available online.

  2. Instalment – this plan debits your bank account on the actual due date of each instalment. This plan may be started at any time throughout the year provided that your property tax account is current at the time of application. The Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Authorization Form is available online.  

The PAP forms may be dropped off at the Tax Office in person at 500 George Street North, mailed to: City of Peterborough, Tax Office, 500 George St N, Peterborough ON K9H 3R9 or faxed to our offices at 705-748-8839.

If you are already  enrolled in one of the City's pre-authorized payment plans and need to change your banking information or cancel your plan, access the Dollar Sign on Green Background Change Form online for these changes.  Please note that the changes or cancellations must be received by the Tax Office by the 21st of the month in which the change or deletion is to take place.

  1. By Mail

    Payments may be mailed to our offices at City Hall:

    City of Peterborough
    Tax Department
    500 George Street North  Peterborough ON K9H 3R9

  2. Drop Box at City Hall

    There is a black drop-box located by the steps at the front doors of City Hall. Please do not place cash in this box, payments by cheque only.

  3. Most Financial Institutions 

    City of Peterborough property taxes may be paid at most financial institutions in Canada. Please verify with your financial institution. They will require the payment stub to process your payment. Bank service charges may apply.

  4. By Telephone or Internet Banking

    Check with your financial institution to register for telephone or internet banking. You will need to use your 15-digit roll number located at the top left corner of your tax bill and on each payment stub. (Do not insert any periods or spaces and exclude the last zero).

  5. In Person

    At City Hall, 500 George Street North 

    A map to City Hall is available here. 

    The tax office is located on the main floor of City Hall. Come through the front doors and we are the first office to the right of the foyer. 

    We are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Payments accepted by cash, cheque or debit card. The City does not accept payments via credit card for property taxes.

  6. Pay Property Taxes by Credit Card

    Credit card payments are not accepted directly by the City of Peterborough.  However, Property Taxes can be paid online by credit card using an online bill payment service provider such as Plastiq or Paytm.

    These providers are neither affiliates nor partners of the City. They may apply service charges and there may be restrictions on the types of credit cards accepted. 

    The City of Peterborough receives only the billed tax amount. Payment is processed by the City on the date the funds are received, which may be a few days after payment is made. 

    Please refer to the service provider's website for terms and conditions of their service, charges and payment processing times.

    Note: the City must receive all payments in the tax office by the due date to avoid penalty and interest charges