Paying Your Taxes

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Property tax due dates

2022 interim instalments

  • March 31, 2022

  • May 31, 2022

2022 final instalments

  • July 29, 2022

  • September 30, 2022

Go paperless: you can subscribe to receive your property tax bill by email.

Payment options

Pre-authorized payment plans

Never miss a tax due date. Sign up for one of our pre-authorized tax payment plans. It's easy and free.

  1. Monthly – this plan debits your bank account on the last business day of each month. The monthly amount is calculated by dividing the total annual taxes by the number of months remaining in the year at the time of application.
  2. Instalment – this plan debits your bank account on the four instalment due dates. City of Peterborough property tax due dates occur on the last business day of March, May, July, and September.

You can sign up for a pre-authorized payment plan by completing the pre-authorized payment plan application form. Please note that you must pay any outstanding property taxes in full before your application can be processed.

If you are already set up for pre-authorized payments and need to change the banking information or cancel your plan, please complete the pre-authorized payment change form.

Applications and change requests must be submitted by the 21st of the effective month.

  • Please note: the submission deadline for the month of June is adjusted for Final Billing. 
  • Please contact the Tax Office for the June submission deadline.

Through your bank

You can pay your property taxes like any other bill through online or telephone banking, or at your financial institution. Your 15 digit roll number (XXX-XXX-XXXXX-0000) is used as your account number.

At the Tax Office

You can pay by cash, cheque or debit card at the Tax Office in City Hall during regular business hours.

By cheque

Cheques can be mailed to the Tax Office, dropped off in person, or placed in our secure black drop-box located by the steps at the front doors of City Hall, 500 George St. N.

By credit card

Credit card payments for property taxes 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 PaySimply or Plastiq.
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. 

Late payment charges

Penalty and interest will be charged on taxes which are not paid on or before the due dates. Penalty on outstanding property tax amounts is charged on the first day of each month at a rate of 1.25% (15% annually).

Property tax fees
Description Fee

New Account Set Up Fee

$52

Ownership Change Fee

$42

Returned Cheque (NSF)

$35

Statement of Account or Tax Bill Reprint

$21

Tax Certificate

$68.25

Subscribe to property tax eBilling

The City of Peterborough offers electronic delivery of your property tax bill. Sign up for eBilling to have your tax bill sent directly to your email account in PDF format. Once registered, you will no longer receive a paper copy of your bill.

Your electronic property tax bill will arrive at least 21 days prior to the earliest due date shown on the bill. This will be your only notification of the installment due dates as you will no longer receive a paper copy of the bill through the mail. It is your responsibility to notify the City if your email address changes. Your participation in the program will be cancelled if your eBill is returned as undeliverable. If you have questions about eBilling, please contact us at tax@peterborough.ca.

How does electronic billing work?

Sign up and you will receive a PDF version of your tax bill delivered directly to your email account. The electronic version of the property tax bill will look the same as the paper bill.

Once your eBilling service has been activated, future bills will be delivered electronically to the email address you provided. Once you have enrolled for eBilling, you will be mailed an access code. This access code will be required to open the PDF version of your tax bill.

If you own multiple properties, please enroll for each property separately.

The email address provided must be a valid email address. If your eBill is undeliverable to the email address provided, we will cancel your subscription and you will receive your property tax bills through regular mail. 

How do I enroll for eBilling?

Simply complete the online form and choose A – to add your email to your property roll number, and the next billing will be sent to the email address provided.

Sign up for eBilling

How do I modify my email address for my eBill?

If you need to change your email address, complete the eBilling registration form with your updated email address and select M (modify) from the dropdown menu to modify your information.

Can I cancel my eBilling subscription?
If you decide to withdraw from eBilling, complete the eBilling registration form and select “D” for Delete. You will be removed from the electronic billing service and a paper bill will be mailed by regular mail.

Please note:

  • It is the customer's responsibility to complete a subscription form if there is a change to the email address where the property tax bill is being sent.
  • It is the customer's responsibility to notify us if a bill has not been received.
  • Customers using the eBilling service are subject to standard late payment fees, if applicable.
  • Only original bills will be sent through the eBilling service. Statements and arrears notices are sent through regular mail. 
  • Please add tax@peterborough.ca to your email's safe list/contact list to ensure your eBill is sent directly to your inbox.