The exterior of Windsor’s new City Hall.
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The city of Windsor’s final property tax bills for this year have been mailed out.Residents should expect to receive their bills by July 10, if they don’t pay property tax through their mortgage or financial institution.This year, regular tax payments are due by the following three dates: July 17, Sept. 18, and Nov. 13. The first three of six instalments have already been paid.Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your taxes.Penalties and interest, which can be as much as 15 per cent of the annual tax amount, will be added to late payments.To help with timely payments, the city offers three pre-authorized payment plans. The plans and their due dates are:Instalment date plan: July 17, Sept. 18, Nov. 13.Mid-month plan: July 15, Aug. 15, Sept. 16, Oct. 15, Nov. 15.End of month plan: July 31, Aug. 30, Sept. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 29.Related
You can apply for these plans at any time.In person tax payments are possible through an approved bank, credit union or trust company.Payments can also be made by cheque and sent via mail or dropped off in person at customer care centres throughout the city and the drop-off box on the first floor of 350 City Hall Square West. Taxpayers can also make payments by telephone or online banking.For property owners finding it difficult to pay property tax bills, there are lower-cost alternatives available through local financial institutions. The city also offers assistance through the tax repayment program that is available to all property owners and the tax relief program that is available to single-family residential property owners who meet the eligibility criteria (application deadline is Feb. 28, 2020).For any concerns about the bill total, or for those who do not receive a bill by July 10, call 311. Or try the alternate number at: 519-255-2489 or toll-free long distance at firstname.lastname@example.org