Minus Plus Text Size Print Icon Printer Friendly

Contact(s)

Payment Options

Property taxes may be paid by pre-authorized payment plans, post-dated cheques, in person at City Hall, by telephone or internet banking, or through your bank, trust or mortgage company. 

Change to Pre-authorized Payment Plan

The City of Pickering installed a new tax billing system on May 1, 2015. If you are participating in the monthly pre-authorized payment plan, your June 1st instalment will be reduced in order to align the two tax systems. You will note from the brochure enclosed with your tax bill that your June instalment will be approximately half of your May 1st withdrawal, in order to capture the remaining balance of the interim billing. Due to demand, the pre-authorized payment plan has been changed to a 12 month program.

Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plans

There are 2 options for pre-authorized payment plans:

1.  Monthly Payment Plan

This plan enables you to have 12 monthly payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 1st, 8th or 16th of each month and credited to your property tax account. Monthly payments eliminate the need to pay your annual taxes in 4 larger sums. Once you are enrolled in the plan you do not have to reapply for subsequent years.  You are eligible if your tax account is up to date.

2.  Due Date Instalment Plan

This plan allows your tax payments to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the due dates noted on the tax bills. There are 4 instalments in a calendar year; 2 interim instalments and 2 final instalments.  You are eligible if your tax account is up to date.

How do I join?

Applications are available online or at Pickering City Hall. Attach a cheque marked "VOID" to the application form and return both to:

City of Pickering
Taxation Section
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7

Pre-authorized Tax Payment Application Forms:

By Mail
Make your cheque payable to the City of Pickering and mail to One The Esplanade, Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7

Post-Dated Cheques
You may post-date your cheque(s) to the instalment due date(s).  Please write the property roll number on the cheque(s) and include the payment stub(s).

Telephone & Internet Banking 
Contact your financial institution to set up telephone or internet banking. Please note that your tax account will be credited when payment is received at our office, and not on the day funds are withdrawn from your bank account.

Financial Institutions
Payments can be made at any chartered Bank or Trust Company.  Most financial institutions also offer Property Tax Payment through electronic telephone service and over the Internet. Please contact your institution for more details, and note that your tax account will be credited when payment is received at our office, and not on the day funds are withdrawn from your bank account.

In Person
You may pay your taxes to the Cashier on the second floor of the Civic Complex between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.  Please remember to bring the tax bill.  After hours payments (not cash) may be placed in the drop box located in the tower between the Library and the City Hall.

Mortgage Company or Agent
If your tax bill is to be paid by a Mortgage Company, please forward the bill to them immediately for payment.

Service Charges and Late Fees

Payments not honoured by your bank for any reason, are subject to a service charge. This service charge also applies to electronic payment corrections and post-dated cheque retrieval.

The late payment penalty of 1.25% is applied on the first day of default.  A further late payment penalty of 1.25% will be added on the 1st day of each calendar month for taxes that remain unpaid. Payments must be received and processed by the due date in order to avoid late payment charges.  

View the 2015 Summary of Fees & Charges for a complete list of user fees.