Property Tax

Your property taxes are used to pay for a variety of services provided by the Town, Region of Peel and local school boards. You will receive an interim and final bill each year for your property taxes, with the amount and due date of your installment payments.

COVID-19 property tax deferral changes

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, all remaining 2020 property tax payments will be deferred by approximately two months for taxpayers. As a result of the revised 2020 due dates, your final 2020 property tax bill will be sent to you in August rather than the normal June timeframe.

Revised tax payment due dates

All NSF, interest and late payment charges will be waived from March 24, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Original due date

Revised due date

May 7

July 2

July 2

September 3

September 3

November 5

Taxpayers not experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to continue to make their property tax payments by the revised due dates.

Post-dated cheques

For those who have already provided the Town with a post-dated cheque(s) please contact us if you would like your post-dated cheque(s) deposited on July 2, 2020 or if you have other direction such as have it cancelled or have the date changed. If you decide to cancel your post-dated cheque, it will be securely shredded and it will be your responsibility to provide an alternate means of payment.

Pre-authorized payment program

Payments will be processed as normal. If you wish to participate in the tax deferral program, you may withdraw from the pre-authorized payment program. Please contact us to withdraw. If you withdraw from the program, you should make alternate arrangements to make your tax payments. Also, if you withdraw from the program for 2020 but wish to continue on pre-authorized payment in the future, you will have to re-apply again.

Payment options

While Town facilities are closed there are a number of ways to make payments:

Town Hall will reopen on June 29, 2020, for service by appointment only to pay property taxes. To schedule an appointment through our online booking service, you will need to set up an account.

 COVID-19 Property Tax Deferral FAQs

 

Will my tax payment be deferred? What do I need to do?

The Town of Caledon has waived the interest and late fees on tax payments effective March 24 to December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19.
  • The revised due dates are July 2, September 3 and November 5.
  • Payments can be made on the revised due dates or by December 31, 2020, without penalties and interest.
Tax payments will continue to be accepted and processed by the Town. Taxpayers not experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to continue to make their property tax payments by the revised due dates.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAP) and Post-Dated Cheques

If you are part of the PAP program and would like your payment deferred, please contact us to withdraw.

For those that have already provided post-dated cheques, they will be deposited based on the date of the cheque. If you would like your post-dated cheque(s) deposited on July 2, 2020 or if you have other direction on what to do with the cheque such as have it cancelled or have the date changed, contact us.
Please keep the following in mind:
  • First and fifteenth monthly PAPs will be withdrawn as scheduled for those enrolled in the 10-month PAP monthly program.
  • PAP installments will be withdrawn as scheduled for those enrolled in the 4-month PAP installment program.
  • Cancellation of PAPs will require the payment holder to re-apply to the Town at a later date to resume the program.
  • Please note that the Town must receive your payment on or before December 31, 2020, otherwise penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any overdue balance at that time.

What if I can’t pay my taxes by December 31, 2020?

These are interim measures to assist residents over the coming weeks and months. After December 31, 2020 penalty and interest charges will be charged on tax arrears.

When is the latest I can make my tax payment by?

All tax arrears should be paid by December 31, 2020. You could pay as a lump sum or could make smaller payments over the coming months. Penalty and interest charges will be re-instated on arrears after December 31, 2020.

Is a deferral the same thing as waiving fees?

No. A deferral delays a payment due to a future date without penalty. It would affect all previous due dates regardless of whether the customer accepts the change. It does not cancel the payment, which still must be made at a future date. Waiving penalty and interest fees means that payments that are made late do not incur any further penalty until December 31. However, residents can choose to pay their taxes according to the revised due dates July 2, September 3 and November 5, 2020.

Since Town Hall is open by appointment only, can I still drop off my tax payment cheque in the drop box at Town Hall?

Yes. The cheque drop box is located outside the front door of Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road. Service Caledon employees will monitor the cheque drop box. The drop box is to be used only for cheque payments. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box. Alternatively, Town Hall will reopen on June 29, 2020, for service by appointment only to pay property taxes. To schedule an appointment through our online booking service, you will need to set up an account.

Are my taxes cancelled?

No, taxes are not cancelled. However, residents can choose to defer their July 2, September 3 and November 5 payments to December 31 without penalty. Please note that the Town must receive your payment on or before December 31, 2020, otherwise penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any overdue balance at that time.

How will this affect my final bill?

You will receive your final bill in early August and your third installment will be due September 3, 2020 and fourth installment due November 5, 2020. Typically, you would receive your final bill in early June and your third installment would be due in July and fourth installment due in September. However, residents can choose to defer their July 2, September 3 and November 5 payments to December 31 without penalty. Please note that the Town must receive your payment on or before December 31, 2020, otherwise penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any overdue balance at that time.