Property tax bill and payments

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Canada Post has decided to retire their ePost service as of December 2022

The City of Guelph will continue to use ePost to deliver electronic property tax bills through June 2022. The City is currently working on a new solution to provide for the electronic delivery of property tax bills that will go live in 2023. Updates will be posted to as they are available.

Property tax due dates

Interim tax bill

The first bill you will receive is the interim tax bill. This is calculated using the assessment roll and a portion of the previous year’s tax rate. This helps fund City services until the final tax bill is complete in the spring.

Your interim tax bill is mailed in February with two installment due dates.

  • First installment due date:  last business day in February
  • Second installment due date: last business day in April

Final tax bill

The final tax bill will be sent to you once City Council passes the municipal budget for the year, and the provincial government sets the education tax rate, which typically happens in the spring.

Your final tax bill is mailed in June and includes two more installment due dates.

  • Third installment due date:  last business day in June
  • Fourth installment due date: last business day in September

Property payments

In person

  • at most financial institutions
  • ServiceGuelph Counter, City Hall (after hours drop box is just west of the main entrance)
  • Wait times are always shorter mid-month. Save yourself time by avoiding the end-ofmonth lineup.

By mail

  • Tax Office, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1
  • Post dated cheques are accepted and held until due date

Phone or online


The City of Guelph Tax Office charges the following fees:

Item Fee
Tax certificate – online $70
Tax certificate $75
Statement of account $25
Duplicate tax bill $25
Tax receipt $25
NSF administration fee $40.80
PAD (Pre-Authorized Debit) Plan (re-join if cancelled) $25
Additions to tax roll $50
Change to PAD or banking Information $25
Search tax information (per property) $75
Local improvement property search $25
Outstanding accounts receivable invoices $25
Title searches $75
New owner administration fee $35
New roll number administration fee $50
Warning notice – before tax sale registration $25
Final notice – before tax sale registration $50
Tax sale registration administration fee, setup $150
Tax sale registration administration fee, when registered $250
Arrears notice $10
Mortgage company processing fee $10
Refunds $30
Account transfer fee $25
EDI (banking payment) payment error $25
Duplicate capping reports $20
Tax appeal application (357 & 358) $20
Postdated cheque retrieval $20
Tax sale properties – extension agreement fee $500
Commissioning – up to 2 signatures $35

Penalty and interest charges

A penalty for late payment of 1.25% per month is added the day following the due date and the first day of each month thereafter. Payments on accounts are applied first toward the outstanding interest and penalty, then to the oldest outstanding taxes.

Sale of land for tax arrears

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