Payment of Taxes
Cheques may be mailed to:
The City of Burlington
P.O. Box 5080
Burlington, ON, L7R 4G4
Or payments may be made:
- At most banks or trust companies; OR
- By telephone or Internet banking(check with your financial institution for further information);OR
- After hours, by cheque, in the City Hall Night Depository, Locust Street entrance; OR
- In person at the Tax Counter, City Hall, 426 Brant Street, Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (cash, cheque and debit card accepted)
Tax Instalment Due Dates
The City of Burlington traditionally has four (4) tax due dates: February, April, June, and September. The interim tax bill includes remittance stubs for the February and April instalments. The final tax bill includes remittance stubs for the June and September instalments. Post-dated cheques for the September instalment may be mailed with your June payment.
A penalty of 1.25% will be charged on the day following the due date if the instalment is not paid. Interest in the amount of 1.25% will continue to be charged on the total outstanding tax balance on the first day of each month until paid.
Supplementary and Omitted Tax Bills
This is a bill which reflects any increase in assessment resulting from additions or improvements to property which was not reflected in the regular billings. If your property is a newly constructed home, it is likely your initial assessment is for the value of the land only. Some time after you move in, an assessor from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will assess the building/structure on your property. MPAC receives copies of all building permit activity in the City. Legislation permits MPAC to add an omitted assessment for the current year and the preceding two years. Prior to receiving a tax bill from the City representing the additional or omitted assessment, an assessment notice will be mailed to you by MPAC. It is important that you read the notice carefully to ensure that you are satisfied with the assessed value and that the correct effective date has been recorded.
Pre-authorized Payment Plans
Automatic Due Date Plan
Payments will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the regular tax due dates as shown on the tax bill. You are eligible to join the plan if your property tax payments are up to date.
10 Month Plan
Payments will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the first day of January through to and including October 1st each year. You will be notified twice a year to confirm the monthly payment amount. You may join the monthly plan if you apply prior to April 30th or prior to October 31st. You are eligible to join the plan if your tax payments are up to date. There is no penalty or interest charged on this plan.
Taxpayer Defined Plan
Payments will be withdrawn on the last business day of every month for the amount you stipulate. You may join this plan at any time during the year and your property tax account does not have to be in a current status. Applicable penalty/interest will be charged on this plan.
For an application for the Tax Pre-Authorized Payment Plans, click on the link below and use your browser's print option. You must provide a signed authorization and a void cheque.
For general information regarding due dates, payment plans, etc. please telephone 905-335-7750.
Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate
Are you eligible for the City's Seniors Property Tax Rebate in the amount of $450? You are eligible if you or your spouse or same sex partner:
- Are 65 years of age or older;
- Receive the guaranteed income supplement; and
- Have owned your home in Burlington for at least 1year.
To print a copy of the Application for the current Taxation Year click on the link below and use your browser's print option. Applications must be received by the Tax Office by December 31st of the current year.
- 2012 Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate Application Form (PDF)
- 2012 Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate Application Form (Word)
Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Deferral Program
Are you elegible for the City's Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Deferral Program?
- Tax Deferral Questions & Answers for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities (PDF)
- Tax Deferral Questions & Answers for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities (Word)
- Low Income Seniors & Low Income Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Deferral Q & A (Word) (PDF)
- Low Income Seniors & Low Income Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Deferral Application (Word) (PDF)
Have a question about your tax bill or the services you receive?
- City of Burlington - 905-335-7750
- Region of Halton - 905-825-6000
- Halton Catholic District School Board - 905-632-6300
- Halton District School Board - 905-335-3663
- Conseil Scolaire Catholique De District No. 64 (French Separate) - 1-800-274-3764
- Le conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest (French Public) - 1-888-538-1702
Have a question about your property assessment?
Call the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at 1-866-296-6722 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
6745 Century Avenue, Suite #1
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8C9
About My Property
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation has a new online service for the convenience of property owners who wish to look up basic property value information. Owners are required to register online and will receive detailed information about their own property as well as information on twelve additional properties. In addition, property owners can request comparable Property Reports, which allow you to compare your property with up to twelve similar properties in the area.
Note: All Councillors are members of Regional Council