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Ownership Changes

Changing Your Mailing Address

If your mailing address is changing, please notify the Tax Department so that the change is reflected in the City's records.

If the property has changed ownership, we ask you forward the tax bill to the new owner or return it to the Tax Office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made. To prevent misdirected tax bills, please advise the Tax Office in writing of mailing address changes.

Please send mailing address changes to:
The City of Sarnia, Tax Department,
255 Christina Street North,
PO Box 3018,
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7N2 

Phone: (519) 332-6309
Fax: (519) 332-1466

You can also contact us by e-mail at taxes@sarnia.ca

Below you can find the pre-authorized payment plan (PAP) guidelines,  PAP enrollment form, and PAP cancellation or account change form. Please quote the property address and roll number on all correspondence and include your preferred method of contact.

Changing Your Banking Information

If you are moving within Sarnia and currently pay your taxes through our pre-authorized payment program please be aware that the program is not transferable.

You must cancel your old payment program and complete a new application form for your new property. Please advise the City as soon as possible of changes.

To change banking information or cancel a pre-authorized payment plan (PAP), notice must be given prior to the 20th of the month in which the change is required.

If you are moving and pay your taxes online, by telephone or at a bank, please be aware that your property roll number is not transferable. You must change the roll number set up with your bank to the correct property roll number to ensure that your payments are applied to the correct property.

Ownership Change Administration Fee

A $32.00 administration fee is applied to process ownership changes. This fee will be added to the property tax account and will be included in the statement of account that is mailed subsequent to the processing of the ownership change.




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Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
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