The amount of this installment is shown on the first stub of the bill mailed to you in February.  If you did not receive a tax bill, please contact the tax department for further information.  Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the payment of taxes.

Payments can be made at most financial institutions or by telephone and internet banking.  Installments can also be paid by postdated cheques provided the taxes are paid by the regular due dates. A night depository is available at the front entrance of Town Hall for cheque payments only.

No credit card payments are accepted at Town Hall. Please visit our Tax Payment Options for further details on credit card payments.

Please ensure that your payment reaches us on or before the March 6th due date.  The taxpayer is responsible for the late arrival of payment.  Penalties of 1¼% are added on the first day of default and on the first day of each month following. 

Penalties cannot be waived.

2020 Due Dates

Tax installments are due on the first Friday in March, May, August, and October.

Tax Bill First Installment Second Installment
Interim March 6, 2020 May 1, 2020
Final Aug. 7, 2020 Oct. 2, 2020

Tax bill not received

All property owners in Grimsby must pay their property taxes. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying your taxes.

Penalties for late payment 

There is no grace period for late tax payments. Payment must be received on or prior to the due date to avoid penalty and interest. Interest is charged at 1.25 per cent monthly (15 per cent annually), applied on the first day of each month of default. Late payment penalties/interest cannot be waived by Council or staff. This policy is applied to all tax accounts to maintain fairness. Late payment charges are set in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001. Payments on tax accounts are applied toward the outstanding penalty and interest first and then to the oldest outstanding taxes.

Payments made at a bank

Payments made through your financial institution may take up to 5 days to reach our office which may result in payments not being received until after the due date. In such cases, late penalties will apply.

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