News & Public Notices
Final property tax bill deadline is June 28
June 19, 2019 -
Property owners should now have their final property tax bills. The deadline for payment is Friday, June 28.
Council approved a 2.5 per cent tax levy increase for 2019, but homeowners will enjoy a lower average tax increase this year. "After incorporating education tax rates, reassessment tax shifts and tax policy adjustments, the average tax increase for residential properties in Kingston will be 1.84 per cent," says City treasurer, Desiree Kennedy.
For a residential property with an average assessment increase and assessed value of $319,073, this amounts to $74.45. Final tax bill changes will vary from property to property, based on area rated fire services and property specific reassessment changes.
Property taxes support municipal services and local school boards. An insert that accompanies the tax bill outlines the estimated annual cost for municipal services levied on an average residential property (see www.CityofKingston.ca/tax).
- To avoid late payment charges, the City must receive payments on or before the due date.
- Penalty and interest charges on late payments cannot be waived.
- Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a ratepayer from the responsibility for payment nor relieve the liability of penalty for late payment.
- A penalty of 1.25 per cent is charged on unpaid installments on the first day of default and interest of 1.25 per cent is charged on the first day of each month thereafter.
Please read your tax bill for convenient payment options.
If you have not received your tax bill, or if you require additional information, please contact our customer call centre at 613-546-0000 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The City receives property assessment information from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. To see the property tax assessment and tax levy for any Kingston property, use the look-up tool at www.CityofKingston.ca/assessment.