Due Dates, Late Payment Charges & Payment Options

COVID-19 tax information

Oakville Town Council voted to accept late property tax payments with no interest or late fees for up to two months, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council made the decision, for both residential and commercial taxes.

Interim property tax bills were issued at the end of January 2020, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. The next tax installment is due on April 24, but it and all outstanding property taxes will be accepted anytime up to June 30 without penalty for anyone who is unable to pay by the due date.

Property owners who are on the town’s pre-authorized payment plans will be able to opt-out of the plans without consequence, as long as they do so prior to the 15th of the payment month.

Payment dates for tax payments are set in accordance with legislation that requires the town to pay the Region of Halton and school boards a proportional share of the tax levy. Consequently, all tax payment options including pre-authorized payment plans require that taxes are fully paid by September 30 annually.

Due dates

2020 Interim (issued at the end of January):

  • First installment – February 25, 2020
  • Second installment – April 24, 2020

2020 Final (issued at the end of May):

  • First installment – to be determined
  • Second installment – to be determined

Supplementary/omitted bills:

  • Various dates as issued.

Payment options

  1. Pre-authorized tax payment plans
    Completing the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Application Form (PAP) (pdf) allows for the payment of taxes in four, nine or 12 monthly installments. In order to enrol, your property must be fully assessed for one year to include both the land and structure values. Please see the application form for all the program details.
  2. epost™
    The Town of Oakville has partnered with epost, Canada Post’s free online mail delivery service to make it easier for you to view, pay and store your property tax bill for up to seven years. It’s like having your property tax bill delivered right to your desktop. Get your paperless Town of Oakville tax bills on the epost website today. ™ Trademark of Canada Post Corporation.
  3. Post-dated cheques corresponding with due dates only
    Cheques can be delivered in person or in the after-hours drop box at Town Hall.
  4. Internet, telephone or ATM banking
    Please contact your financial institution.
  5. Credit Card (online only)
    To pay taxes using your existing MasterCard, Visa or American Express, visit the Plastiq website. There is a fee to use this service for tax payments. The fee is independent of the Town of Oakville. Please check the Plastiq website for details. Please expect three to six business days for payment processing when using Plastiq.com.
  6. Mail
    1225 Trafalgar Road
    Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
  7. In person
    Pay in person with cheque, debit card or cash at the ServiceOakville counter on the main floor at Town Hall, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m. If after hours, drop off your payment by cheque only, at Town Hall through the after-hours drop box.

If you move within Oakville

Please tell the Tax Office as soon as possible about an impending change in property ownership. If you are moving within Oakville, neither your Property Account Number nor your Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan is transferable. You must change your options on your web banking to the correct property account number (five to six digit number on your tax bill) to ensure that your payments are applied to your property. You must complete a new application form for a Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan.

Late payment charges

Payment must be received on or prior to the due date to avoid penalty and interest, charged at 1.25 per cent monthly (15.00% annually), applied on the first day of each month of default. Late payment charges are set in accordance with current legislation and cannot be waived.

Filing neither an assessment appeal, a request for reconsideration, or failure to receive a property tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes by the due date or from incurring late payment penalties.

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