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Late Payment Charges

Property tax arrears are due immediately.

Any payments received are applied to the outstanding penalty and interest balance first, then to the oldest outstanding tax balances.

Tax installments are due by the due date given on your tax bill. If taxes are not paid on time, a penalty of 1.25% will be charged on the day following the due date.

On the first of each month, an interest charge of 1.25% per month on the total amount of taxes outstanding will be charged until the outstanding balance is paid.

Late payment charges are charged according to Section 345 of the Municipal Act and Town of Caledon By-Law No. 2011-058.

Late payment charges cannot be waived by staff, unless a residential taxpayer faces an extraordinary circumstance as defined in the Town's by-law.

Extraordinary circumstances

Extraordinary circumstances include:

  • A severe illness or injury of self or immediate family member requiring hospitalization or further medical care.
  • A death in the immediate family.
  • Mandated quarantine due to an endemic or pandemic disease as required by a Public Board of Health.
  • Being the victim of a criminal act, including banking fraud.
  • Sequestered on the property tax due date as a result of being part of a Federal or Provincial Court Jury.

If one of these circumstances has prevented you from making your property tax payment on time, please submit a request in writing to the Town's tax office including a description of the circumstances faced.

Town of Caledon, Revenue Division
6311 Old Church Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 1J6

The request should also include supporting documentation such as:

Extraordinary Circumstance Documentation Required                                      
A severe illness or injury of self or immediate family member requiring hospitalization or further medical care Medical letter or certificate                                                                                                                             
A death in the immediate family Death certificate or obituary          
Mandated quarantine due to an endemic or pandemic disease as required by a Public Board of Health Documentation from a Public Board of Health outlining dates of quarantine
Being the victim of a criminal act, including banking fraud Police report or letter from financial institution
Sequestered on the property tax due date as a result of being part of a Federal or Provincial court jury Documentation supporting sequestering from applicable court

Personal information will not be kept on file and documentation will be returned after the review of the application for extraordinary circumstances.

The extraordinary circumstance policy only applies to residential properties and can allow for a waiver of penalty and/or interest charges for a period of up to one month.

If a taxpayer's circumstances are found to be unforeseen and extraordinary in the spirit of the definition of extraordinary circumstances above, the Treasurer will waive penalty and interest accordingly. The extraordinary circumstance may have occurred on the property tax due date or two weeks prior to the property tax due date to allow for the affected tax payer time to recover. Further documentation may be requested at the Treasurer's discretion to substantiate the request for waiving penalty and interest. The waiving of penalty or interest charges does not apply to non-residential properties.

What are not extraordinary circumstances?

The following examples are not considered to be extraordinary circumstances:

  • Being away on a vacation or a trip abroad
  • Placing a tax payment in the mail and not allowing sufficient time for it to reach Town Hall
  • Making a late payment without a valid extraordinary circumstance
  • Failing to notify the Town of a mailing address or ownership change

Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived for these types of circumstances.