The Treasury Department is responsible for all financial matters of the municipality including: tax collection; operating and capital budgets; financial statements; accounting records; payment to suppliers, payroll and all accounts receivable.
2013 Tax Rates see attached.
NOTE: 2013 Tax Installments will be due: June 19, 2013 and September 11, 2013.
NEW! The Township now accepts INTERAC payments.
PAYMENT METHODS TO AVOID PENALTY CHARGES:
Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Authorization Form
The plan commences on February 3 of each year provided that all taxes, special area rates, local improvement charges, tax arrears and other charges added to the Collector's Roll and penalties and interest are paid to date.
The first Plan provides for ten instalments. Up to the final billing, the instalments will be based on one-tenth of the prior year's final bill or adjusted amount to reflect revised assessment. After the final billing process, the balance owing will be divided by the number of payments remaining with the monthly payment reflecting the revised calculated amount.
The final tax notices will be mailed to the taxpayer indicating the taxes levied and payments applied towards the billing to date.
The Tax Collector may cancel the privilege of continuing the plan if two instalments fail to be honoured in the accounting year. Any tax account, which has been cancelled from continuing in this plan, shall revert to the regular instalment billing system and be subject to penalty and interest in accordance with the tax levying by-laws. Dishonoured cheques shall be subject to charges in accordance with the municipality Consolidated Fees By-law.
Supplementary billings and/or other charges (e.g. weed charges) added to the Collector's Roll after the amount of the monthly payments have been established will not form part of this plan and will be subject to penalty charges, in accordance with the tax levying by-laws, if not paid on their respective due dates.
Provided all payments are made in accordance with this plan, no penalty and interest charges will be levied. Authorization form, along with void cheque are required. Please check with your bank for assistance in setting this up.
Pay directly at most financial institutions
Night slot/drop box at front of Municipal Building, cheques only.
Pre-authorized Instalment Tax Payment Plan
Telephone/Internet Banking services available from most financial institutions.
For tax payments the billing name is:
Hamilton Township - Taxes
For water payments the billing name is:
Hamilton Township - Water
ADDRESS CHANGE FORM
If you want to change your mailing address, we require your request in writing. Please complete the Address Change Form by printing off, completing and mailing to the Township of Hamilton Tax Department, P.O. Box 1060 Cobourg, ON K9A 4W5. It is your responsibility to ensure that you receive your property tax bill and have paid your property taxes. Please make sure that you keep your mailing address changes current and up to date with our office or any overdue taxes will be charged penalty and interest charges.
REQUESTS FOR:TAX CERTIFICATES $25
REQUESTS FOR: ZONING COMPLIANCE $50
Please remember that MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) establishes the assessed values of properties. Questions regarding assessment should be directed to:
Toll Free 1-866-296-MPAC(6722)
FINANCIAL INFORMATION CONTACTS
Barb Goodwin, Director of Finance/Deputy C.A.O/ Acting Treasurer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Permit Fees and Charges By-law (By-law 2011-20 amended By-law 2013-18 )
2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
Municipal Performance Measurement Program 2006 - 2009
2013 Budget Presentation
2011 Financial Indicator Review