Tax information:

Information regarding your taxes, including due dates, is on your tax bill. Please read your tax bill carefully.

  • 1st Tax Due Date is normally the last working day of February
  • 2nd Tax Due Date is normally the last working day of April
  • 3rd Tax Due Date is normally the last working day of June
  • 4th Tax Due Date is normally the last working day of September

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.

Pay my taxes

Payment options are:

All payments of Town accounts must be received by the Town by 4:30pm on the due date.  Any payment received after this time is processed the next business day. Late fees will apply. Fees applicable can be found in the 2015 Consolidated Schedule of User Fees and Charges.

Pre-authorized automatic withdrawal

Pre-authorized automatic withdrawal payment plans offer an easy, hassle-free payment option. Payments are always made on-time, avoiding any late payment charges and Town residents do not have to wait in line to make payments.

Apply for pre-authorized automatic withdrawal

Please review the terms and conditions prior to completing the Application Form.

Pre-Authorized Automatic Withdrawal Terms & Conditions for Pre-Authorized Automatic Withdrawal

Payment through any financial institution

Payment of Town accounts can be made at any financial institution or by Internet through on-line banking. Please note that all payments must be made within 2 business days of the date due to ensure that the payment is received by the Town before late payment charges accrue.

Debit card / Cash / Cheque payments

The town of Pelham accepts debit card, cash and cheque payments at the Town Hall. All payments made by one of these methods are processed on the date of the transaction.

Cheques can be mailed to the Town of Pelham at:

Town of Pelham
20 Pelham Town Square
P O Box 400
Fonthill ON L0S 1E0

Please note that cheque payments that are mailed to the Town are processed the date received. To ensure that no late charges accrue, allow 5 business mailing days.

Receipt for tax purposes

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.

Property Assessments

Assessment of land and buildings is carried out by the Provincial Government through their Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) located in Hamilton, Ontario.

If a property owner is not satisfied with the assessment they may fill out a Request for Reconsideration with MPAC by March 31 of the taxation year.

Property Assessment Questions?

Any questions regarding the assessment of your property should be directed to MPAC head office at 1-866-296-6722

Tax adjustments

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.

Tax arrears

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 2013 taxes remain unpaid at December 31, 2015 would be subject to registration on January 1st, 2016. Therefore, it is imperative that municipal taxes are kept up-to-date. 

Tax Calculator

The tax calculator, through the Niagara Region, estimates the amount of property tax you will pay and the distribution of your Regional taxes. 

The Town of Pelham administers your final tax bill and may differ from the number generated by the calculator.

Tax rates

 

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