The City issues two property tax bills per year including an interim and final property tax bill. Supplementary and/or omitted tax bills are sent after the final property tax bill is mailed.
There are three instalments for the interim bill and three instalments for the final bill.
Interim bills are mailed in January while final bills are mailed in May.
There are different methods to pay your property tax bill.
When property tax is paid on behalf of the owner through a financial institution or mortgage company the interim and final tax bill will be mailed directly.
Property owners will receive a copy of the final property tax bill for their records only.
If property owners receive a regular property tax bill or property tax account statement and their mortgage company or financial institution is scheduled to pay the property taxes that bill should be forwarded to the respective organization.
Supplementary and/or omitted tax bills are billed separately from the regular billing cycle and are issued throughout the year.
A property tax account statement is issued for accounts with an overdue balance. Tax statements are mailed for both the interim and final bill.
If a statement is issued a fee may be added to the property tax account.
Payment on the past due amount is required immediately.
If a change in ownership or mailing address has been updated on the account, a property tax account statement is mailed. An Ownership Information Change Fee may apply.
An application to apportion property taxes usually occurs on properties subject to redevelopment, where the taxes are unpaid.
If an apportionment of unpaid taxes relating to a land severance is required:
If you have accessibility needs and require a different bill format, please contact 311, the Tax and Utility Inquiry Line at 416-392-2489 or TTY phone line at 416-338-0TTY (0889).
Property owners that subscribe to epost™ will receive their interim property tax bill in January and the final property tax bill in May.
Supplementary and/or omitted tax bills are also issued in electronic billing format.
A fee will be applied and a property tax account statement will be issued when a past due utility bill amount or an additional charge (E.g. fire, Workplace Safety Insurance Board, Toronto Police Service, Municipal Licensing Standards charges, etc) is applied to your property tax account.
Penalty and interest charges will be applied if the amount remains outstanding on the tax account.
If charges remain past due on a utility bill and you are the designated utility bill recipient (e.g. tenant), all future utility bills and notices will be sent to the property owner.
Beginning 2021, the City will no longer send return payment envelopes with its property tax and utility bills in order to support the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy and TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. Choose to pay your bills by electronic methods and you will also be helping the environment by saving resources, reducing waste and lowering the carbon footprint.
If you would like to opt-out immediately from receiving a return envelope, please contact a customer service representative.