Information regarding your taxes, including due dates, is on your tax bill. Please read your tax bill carefully.
Penalties at the prevailing rate of interest, currently 1.25% per month, will be added to accounts on the first day of default as well as on the first day of each month thereafter. Payments must be received by the Town by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. Any payment received after this time are considered late and late fees will apply.
Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes and penalty.
Post-dated cheques will be accepted and processed on the due date. Please bring your tax bill and stub when making payments.
If you require a receipt for tax purposes and are paying in person, please advise the cashier before you make payment. Your tax bill is your official receipt for income tax purposes. If you require an additional copy, a fee will apply.
During the year, buildings burn down or are demolished. Upon application by the owner to the Council of the Town of Pelham, an adjustment of taxes for the current year may be made.
If a commercial or industrial building is vacant or a suite or unit is vacant for at least 90 consecutive days, you may fill out a form for rebate.
Application forms for both of the above are available in the Finance Department and the last date for filing applications for any given year is February 28th of the following year.
Under the Municipal Tax Sales Act, 2001, where any part of municipal real property taxes are outstanding on January 1st, after a three-year period, the Treasure may prepare a Tax Arrears Certificate and register it against the title to the land in the appropriate Land Registry Office.
For example, any properties on which 2007 taxes remain unpaid at December 31, 2009 would be subject to registration on January 1st, 2010. Therefore, it is imperative that municipal taxes are kept up-to-date.
Town of Pelham hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
To report an issue or to request a service, please send us a Public Service Request.
You can search for Town Staff in the Town Contact Directory.
You can find contact information for Mayor and Council on the Town Council page.
For after-hours emergencies related to water, sewer or road conditions, where there is imminent danger to public or private property, please call 905-734-0892.