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Paying Your Property Taxes

Most property owners receive two municipal tax bills from us each year: 

    1. The interim tax bill, which amounts to 50% of the previous year's annualized tax levy and is due by the last business day in February.
    2. The final tax bill, which represents the remaining balance based on the current year's taxes and is due by the last business day in June. 

Learn more about your property tax bill information.

Payment options  

Make sure to send your payments early so they reach us on time. If they're late, you will face extra charges for penalties and interest. 

Preauthorized debit payments 

Preauthorized payments are automatically deducted from your bank account. This ensures your property taxes are always paid on time. We offer three plans to choose from.

Your property taxes will be automatically deducted from your bank account in 10 instalments, on the first business day of each month, January through October.

  • Payments from January to June are 10 per cent of the previous year's annualized tax levy
  • Payments from July to October are adjusted based on changes in the current year's tax levy
  • You will not receive an interim tax bill with this option
  • Your taxes must be up to date at the time you apply to qualify for this program

Create a MyKingston account to easily apply for monthly pre-authorized payment online.

Note: Supplementary, omitted, and additional tax bill payments cannot be automatically withdrawn.

The amount due on your property tax bill will be automatically deducted from your bank account on interim and final payment due dates. Interim payments are deducted on the last business day in February, and the final payment is on the last business day in June. 

Create a MyKingston account to easily apply for due date instalments online.

Note: Supplementary, omitted, and additional tax bill payments cannot be automatically withdrawn. 

This program is  for properties with overdue taxes. Payment amounts are subject to approval to ensure that your tax account does not fall further behind. In this program, automatic payments are withdrawn on the last business day of each month.

Create a MyKingston account to easily apply for arrears payment program online.

Note: Tax accounts remain subject to penalty and interest while enrolled in the Arrears Payment Program.

Credit card

You can pay your property taxes with a VISA or Mastercard online or by phone using Paymentus, a third-party bill payment service. We do not accept credit card payments for property taxes in-person. 

Note: Paymentus charges a convenience fee for each transaction.

  1. Enter your payment information including the 19-digit property tax roll number, credit card details, and the payment amount
  2. Confirm your payment of a convenience fee
  3. The platform will provide you with a confirmation number if the transaction is successful
  4. We will receive a notification of your payment and it will be posted on your account within two business days
  5. Paymentus will email you a confirmation number and a summary of your transaction each time you pay

Through your bank

Pay your taxes through your bank online, by phone, or in person. Look for "Kingston taxes" as the bill payee and use your 19-digit roll number as the account number. Be aware of your bank’s processing times to ensure your payments reach us on time. Financial institutions may charge for this service. 

Mortgage companies

Pay your tax bill through your mortgage company. Please do not forget that it is your responsibility to ensure it is paid. Contact your mortgage company to discuss this option.

24-hour drop box

You can drop off payments at the Municipal Buildings located at City Hall (Market St. entrance) or 1211 John Counter Blvd.

Place your payment in the drop box by 4:30 pm on the due date for it to be considered on time. Avoid placing cash in the drop box.

By mail

Please make your cheque payable to City of Kingston and mail it to: 

City of Kingston Taxation Services PO Box 640 
Kingston, ON K7L 4X1 

Late payments and charges

Our tax department must receive payments on or before the due date to avoid late payment charges. Not receiving a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from payment responsibility, a late-payment penalty will still apply.

A 1.25% penalty is charged on unpaid taxes on the first day after the specified due date. A monthly interest charge of 1.25% (15% per year) will be added on any unpaid taxes on the first day of each month thereafter. City bylaws, as per section 345(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, set the penalty and interest rates.

Receipts and statement of taxes

To get a payment receipt, return your bill and a self-addressed envelope with your payment or take it to City Hall payment centre at 216 Ontario St. Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for this service. 

For past-year payment records or duplicate statements, request them from Taxation Services by emailing tax@cityofkingston.ca. Include property details and the desired year. We will provide payment instructions after your request has been reviewed.   

Each request costs $17.60 per year, per property. You can pick up statements with proper ID or have them mailed.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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