Property Tax Due Dates & Payment Options
City of Sarnia Property Tax Due Dates
2019 Interim Billing (All Classes) - Bills mailed first week of February
1st Installment: February 27, 2019
2nd Installment: April 29, 2019
2019 Final Tax Billing (Residential, Farm, Managed Forest, Pipeline) - Bills mailed first week of June
3rd Installment: June 27, 2019 (to be confirmed)
4th Installment: August 29, 2019 (to be confirmed)
2019 Final Billing (Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial) - Bills mailed first week of August
Final Installment: August 29, 2019 (to be confirmed)
Methods of Property Tax Payments
Pre-authorized payment plan. You can sign up for monthly automatic withdrawal, or automatic withdrawal on the tax due date. Contact us for more details.
In person at City Hall. Business hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30 (Excluding Holidays) Cash, cheque or debit accepted.
Telephone Payments using your 19 digit roll number, no spaces, decimals, periods or dashes. Search Sarnia (City) Taxes to add as a payee.
Online/Internet Payments using your 19 digit roll number, no spaces, decimals, periods or dashes. Search Sarnia (City) Taxes to add as a payee. Please note that we do not accept Interact e-Transfers.
Payment at most Financial Institutions. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.
Post dated cheques (held until due date).
Mail to Sarnia City Hall, Tax Department, 255 Christina Street North, PO Box 3018, Sarnia Ontario, N7T 7N2 (cheques only).
Drop Box located at Christina Street Entrance (cheques only).
To sign up for our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan please complete and return the enrollment form below.
Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Plan
- The monthly amount will automatically deducted from your bank account on the last business day of each month.
Installment Due Date Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Plan
- The property tax installment amount will be deducted from your bank account on each property tax installment due date.
There is no cost to enroll. The PAP guidelines are below for more details.
Pre-authorized payment information is not transferable. When you purchase a new property a new pre-authorized payment form is required.
Contact us in writing prior to the 20th of the month for all pre-authorized payment plan changes. Emails advising of changes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit the payment plan cancellation or account information change form below.
If a receipt is required, please return the entire bill without detaching the stub(s) and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Penalty for Late Payment
Late payment of Taxes will be subject to a penalty charge of 1.25% on the first day of default and on the first day of each month thereafter, until paid. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment or from liability for penalty for late payment. Penalty and/or interest cannot be waived or altered for any reason.
A fee of $40 will be applied on all non-sufficient fund (NSF) payments.
Property Tax Arrears Notice
If payment in full is not received by the installment due date, a property tax arrears notice will be issued and a $5.00 fee will be applied to your account.
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This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:30 AM