For your convenience the Township of North Dundas offers a variety of payment options. Various forms are also available for direct download through the links below.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Form for Property Taxes (Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com)
Payment may be made at the Township of North Dundas, 636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester, Ontario. The township is open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays.
Payments may be made through Canada Post. However, they must arrive in the municipal office by the due date. If you would like a receipt please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please forward payments to:
636 St. Lawrence Street
P.O. Box 489
An afterhours drop box is located to the left of the Township office's main entrance.
Post-dated cheques are accepted for payment of your taxes. The payment will be processed on the latter of the date received or indicated on the cheque. However, if the payment is not honoured by the bank and returned to the Township, a $25.00 administration fee will be applied to the account (i.e. NSF cheque, account closed, etc.)
Should an individual have 2 or more payments returned within any 12-month period, the Township may refuse to accept cheques from the individual unless they have been certified. The first occurrence will remain in effect for up to twelve months. Should a subsequent occurrence take place where cheques are returned more than 2 times within a 12-month period, the Township may choose to require certified cheques.
You can pay your taxes at most chartered banks and financial institutions in Canada. You must present your original tax bill at the bank with your payment.
Please contact your financial institution to set up for online/telephone banking. Your account number for property tax bills is your Roll Number. This number appears on your tax bill on the left side under the Township name and address (e.g. 0511 011 12345678.0000). When entering the 15-digit account number please start with the fifth digit and continue on and remove the decimal point. In the above example the account number would be “011123456780000”.
Pre-Authorized Payment Agreements
The Township offers various Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) agreements that allow property owners and water/sewer customers to pay their property taxes or water and sewer bills via automatic withdrawal from their bank account. PAP applications are available at the municipal office for property taxes and water and sewer customers.
The Monthly PAP option allows property owners to pay their taxes in ten equal instalments per year without accruing interest. The plan commences with the first payment due on February 20 and ends on November 20 each year. To participate in this program, your account must be current, with no taxes in arrears. The Township requires twenty days notice to sign up.
The Instalment PAP option allows the ratepayer to pay their property taxes by automatic withdrawal from their bank account on the due date. To participate in this program, your property tax account must be current.
The 12-month pre-authorized payment plan is a payment plan available to property owners whose tax accounts are in arrears. This option is not available to properties where a Tax Arrears Certificate has been registered against the property. Penalties and interest on taxes in arrears shall be applied at a rate of 1.25% per month (15% per annum) imposed on the first day of default and continuing on the first day of each month thereafter in which default continues. The owner must specify the amount to be withdrawn every month and the payments will be withdrawn on the last working day of each month.
The monthly PAP feature offers water and sewer customers the option to pay their water and sewer bills in equal monthly instalments. The amount to be withdrawn is agreed upon between the account holder and the Township. Any over or under payments are adjusted annually in July.
The Instalment PAP feature allows the customer the option to pay their water/sewer amounts by automatic withdrawal.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require a receipt for any of your payments please contact the finance department.
As per the Municipal Act, 2001, payments are applied first to any interest charges that are outstanding. Upon the payment of all interest charges, the balance is applied to taxes.
A vacancy rebate is a pro-rata reduction of property taxes available to commercial and/or industrial ratepayers who are not utilizing or are unable to utilize all or a portion of their business property for a period of at least 90 consecutive days.
A supplementary tax bill is issued when information is received from MPAC that changes the assessed value or the tax class of a property. An example would be the construction of a new home. The taxes billed prior to the building of the home are generally for the land only. When notification is received from MPAC of an increase in assessed value, a supplementary tax bill will be created to reflect the amount of taxes for the “new residential unit” portion of the property.
It would be necessary for your legal representative to register a Survivorship Application on title. This application is required to update the property ownership information.
Mailing address changes can be submitted in writing to the Township of North Dundas at 636 St. Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 489, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0.
Requests may also be faxed to 613-774-5699 Attn. Finance Department or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The penalty charged for late payment of taxes is 1.25% per month on any overdue balance. It is added on the day after the installment due date, and the first day of each month thereafter, until paid.
The fee for a tax certificate is $50 per property. Upon receipt of payment a tax certificate be issued. Requests for tax certificates should be submitted in writing to the Township of North Dundas, 636 St. Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 489, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0.
Requests may be faxed to 613-774-5699 Attn. Finance Department or emailed to email@example.com.
Property taxes, and the payment thereof, are the responsibility of the property owner. If you do not receive your tax bill it is your responsibility to contact the township office and request a copy of your tax bill. The township is not responsible for any interest charges that may accrue due to non-payment of your bill.