Paying Your Taxes

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Emergency property tax relief during COVID-19

The City of Peterborough will be automatically waiving penalty charges on payments received up to 60 days past the March 31, May 29, July 31 and September 30 due dates. This does not require taxpayers to take any action.

Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP)

Monthly PAP – Pre-authorized payments scheduled to come out at the end of the month will be withdrawn. Returned payments will not be subject to the City's $35 administrative fee. If you would like to pause or cancel monthly PAP payments, please contact the tax office at tax@peterborough.ca or call 705-742-7777 ext. 1865 by the 21st day of the effective month. For monthly PAP accounts which are paused, the deferred payments will be spread out over the remaining months of the year.

Instalment PAP – If taxpayers do not wish to have the July or September instalment withdrawn as scheduled, please contact the tax office by July 21 and September 21 at tax@peterborough.ca or call 705-742-7777 ext. 1865. The property owner can then arrange to pay the missed payment using another method.

Payments made by mortgage companies – If your mortgage company is responsible for making your tax payments, please contact them directly.

Property tax due dates

2020 interim instalments

  • March 31, 2020

  • May 29, 2020

2020 final instalments

  • July 31, 2020

  • September 30, 2020

Please note: final tax rates are posted each year after Council approval in May.

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.

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 PaySimplyPlastiq 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. 

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
DescriptionFee

New Account Set Up Fee

$50

Ownership Change Fee

$40

Returned Cheque (NSF)

$35

Statement of Account or Tax Bill Reprint

$20

Tax Certificate

$65