City Tax and Utility Payments Deferred

Due to the financial hardship caused by the pandemic, the City has decided to temporarily postpone property tax and utility payments. Here’s what that means:

  1. All due dates between March 16 and May 15 have been extended for 60 days.

  2. If you are paying on a monthly basis, the due date for payments between these dates will be extended by 60 days.

  3. If you have submitted post-dated cheques for 2020, the City will hold them for an additional 60 days before they are cashed (ie. your April 1 cheque would be cashed on June 1).

  4. If you are on an 11-month pre-authorized payment plan, each installment will be postponed for 60 days, moving the final two installments to December 2020 and January 2021.

  5. Customers who pay their taxes through their mortgage should contact their mortgage company or financial institution to understand how this grace period will affect their mortgage amount and/or mortgage payment schedule.

  6. This grace period applies to all customers. At this time the City is unable to process individual requests to have pre-authorized payments or post-dated cheques processed as scheduled.

For more detailed information on the City’ Tax and Utility Bill relief program, or for other information applicable to residential property owners, landlords and tenants, visit: