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Pay your interim property tax bills by Feb. 29

February 16, 2016 -

Kingston's property owners should now have received their property tax bills in their mailboxes. The deadline for payment is Monday, Feb. 29.

Those who have not received their bills should contact customer service at 613-546-0000.

Owners with property assessed in both the capped (commercial, industrial and multi-residential) and uncapped (residential, farm and managed forest) property classes should receive two bills.

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. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

Feb. 29, 2016 is also the last day eligible property owners can apply for the City's tax rebate programs for 2016.

The City's tax relief programs include a registered charity property tax rebate program and a rebate for vacant units in commercial or industrial property. More information on the rebate programs, including downloadable applications, can be found at www.CityofKingston.ca/taxrebates or by calling 613-546-0000. They are also available at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.