Taxes

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The City of Peterborough is committed to providing helpful information about your property taxes.

We can help you with:

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

Property tax overview

As a property owner in the City of Peterborough, you pay taxes each year that fund services like:

  • public education
  • firefighting
  • local police
  • libraries
  • waste collection

Property tax calculator

You can use our online calculator to see a breakdown of your residential property taxes and where your tax dollars go.

Property Tax Calculator

For a more detailed breakdown of the municipal services you pay for as a tax payer in the City of Peterborough, please read our Budget and Finance page.

How property tax is calculated

The amount of tax payable on your property is the result of a calculation based on four factors:

  • The assessed value of your property (set by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation)
  • The type of property you own (tax class)
  • The tax rate for your property (set annually by City Council)
  • The education tax rate for your property (set annually by the Province on Ontario)

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the Current Value Assessment of your property by the combined municipal and education tax rates.

Name, ownership, and mailing address changes

To make a change to the name or ownership on your property tax account, the City of Peterborough requires a copy of an updated registered deed, as provided by your lawyer.

To make a change or correction to your mailing address, complete our mailing address update form.

Changes provided to the City of Peterborough cannot be shared with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Property owners can notify MPAC of changes online at mpac.ca under Making Changes and Updates.

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 noreply@peterborough.ca and tax@peterborough.ca to your email's safe list/contact list to ensure your eBill is sent directly to your inbox.