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Due Dates & Fees

Property taxes pay for the important municipal programs and services you value and expect.

Tax bills are calculated twice a year and each bill has two installments - interim and final.

    • Interim tax bills are sent out in January with due dates in February and April. Interim bills are calculated at fifty percent (50%) of your total taxes for the previous year.

    • Final tax bills are sent out in June with due dates in July and September, and are calculated at the new rate for the current year.

Dues Dates for Property Taxes

First installment is due:

Second installment is due:

Third installment is due:

Fourth installment is due: 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

There are many payment options for paying your taxes.

If your taxes are in arrears, please contact the Treasurer to make payment arrangements.

There are additional charges for services that are added to your tax bill. 
Taxes are multiplied by the assessment of your property.

Annual Service 2023 Fee
Curbside garbage collection
(per household/unit)

Municipal water
per household in

  • Keene Heights subdivision in Keene, and
  • Crystal Waters and Elgeti subdivisions in Stewart Hall


plus $114.00 if you have a swimming pool

Municipal sewer per household in the Burnham Meadows subdivision


Street Light charges

Property Location or Type Fee
Bailieboro $62.18
Burnham Meadows $25.00
Commercial $65.01
Elgeti $18.45
Keene Heights $44.19


Late Fees

Penalty and interest at the rate of 1.25% per month will be applied to unpaid taxes on the first date of each month and the first day of every month thereafter.

You can sign up for preauthorized payments to ensure that you will not miss tax due dates.

See our payment options for all the options to pay your taxes.


If your property taxes are in arrears, the tax department uses a number of collection measures to encourage payment.

Supplementary tax bills are generated as a result of a change to your property during the taxation year.

These changes can include, but are not limited to:

  • new residential homes,
  • new commercial,
  • residential or multi-residential units,
  • changes in tax classes,
  • additions or renovations to buildings, and
  • previously exempt properties that become taxable.

These bills follow the Property Assessment Change Notices issued by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). 

MPAC is responsible for assessing the properties and forwarding the information to the Municipality for billing.

In some cases, these bills can span more than one year depending on the information gathered by MPAC.

Supplementary tax bills are in addition to any other tax bills that have been issued. 

Each bill includes the effective date and reason for change.  They are due in one instalment and notice is provided at least 21 days before the payment is due.

The Township has a Tax Billing and Collection policy, that outlines the tax collection practices for the municipality.

The Township may start tax sale proceedings if your taxes are in arrears.

Please contact the Treasurer to make payment arrangements before your property is eligible for tax sale.

Arrears Collection Methods

Tax Arrears Statement

Tax arrears statements are sent out on the first business day of each month after penalty and interest has been applied.  The purpose of these notices are to remind property owners to pay any outstanding taxes.

Failure to receive a tax bill or tax arrears statement does not excuse the property owner from the payment of taxes or interest and penalty. 

It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the municipality has the proper mailing address on file and to inform the municipality of any changes.

The Municipality has the ability to recover taxes through the use of a bailiff.

Any costs associated with the use of the bailiff are added the property tax account.

Section 349 of the Municipal Act allows for these provisions.


The Municipality has the authority to use a registered collection agency to collect a debt including taxes.

Any costs associated with the use of a collection agency is added the property tax account.

Section 304 of the Municipal Act allows for these provisions.

The collection agency may recover its costs as long as the costs do not exceed the amount approved by the municipality.


Rent Attornment is when the municipality takes rent income of a commercial property. This is an option after giving proper notice to the property owner.
More information about Rent Attornment is in the tax collection policy.
This is all permitted under Section 350 of the Municipal Act.

After a property has taxes in arrears for two (2) years, the property is eligible for tax registration.
The owner of a registered property has one (1) year from the date of registration to pay any debts on the property. This includes any interests, penalty and any associated costs with the registration.
The Municipality may choose to use a contracted tax registration firm to process any required statuatory notices/declarations.
This is all allowable under the Municipal Act.

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