Tax due dates

  • February 26 and April 26 2019 – interim tax installment due dates for residential and non-residential.
  • June 26 2019 – final tax installment number 1 for residential only
  • September 26 2019 – final tax installment number 2 for residential and final tax installment number 1 for non-residential
  • November 27 2019 – final tax installment number 2 for non-residential only

Property tax payment options

You may pay your taxes using the following methods:

In person

By cash, cheque or debit at the Municipal Office between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Mail

To: Town of Tecumseh, 917 Lesperance Rd, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1W9

  • Please write your tax account number on the front of your cheque and include the remittance stub.
  • Cheques post- dated to the due date(s) are accepted.
  • Do not send cash.

Telephone, Internet or ATM banking

  • Through any major Canadian bank or credit union using your 19-digit tax account code.

Mortgage company

If your mortgage company is responsible for paying these taxes, your tax notice will indicate so. If your tax notice does not identify your mortgage company, please forward your tax notice directly to them.

Preauthorized payment plan (PAP)

Through one of our Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plans – deadline for joining a PAP plan is 10 days prior to any due date. To join, complete the application form and return to Town Hall with a void cheque.

Monthly

  • Your property taxes will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account in 10 installments on or about the 15th of the month starting in February. The first 9 installments will be equal in amounts with the 10th and final installment in November being the balance owing for the year.
  • Service charges and applicable penalties will apply to any payment not cleared by your bank
  • You are eligible to join if your property taxes are up to date.

Due Date

  • Withdrawals are made on the scheduled tax due dates shown on your tax bills.
  • Service charges and applicable penalties will apply to any payment not cleared by your bank.
  • You are eligible to join the plan if your property taxes are up to date.

Late payment charges

Penalty charges are added the first of the following month after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter if still outstanding. Tax penalty rate is 1.25% per month. It is your responsibility to ensure the Town has the correct mailing address. Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve you from payment of taxes or penalties.

Service charge

A service charge will be added for payments not honored by your institution (e.g. not sufficient funds, account closed, funds not cleared, etc.). Please refer to the Town's fees and charges schedule.

Municipal tax rates are established by Town Council once the annual budget has been approved.

School Board tax rates are established by the province.

County tax rates are established by Essex County Council.

The interim tax installment is calculated at 50% of the previous year's total amount of taxes and is generally mailed out to all residential and non-residential property owners in January.

The final tax installment is calculated using the assessed property value and approved tax rates, less the interim tax billing. These are mailed out to residential property owners in May and to non-residential property owners in August.