2020 Interim tax bills are mailed out between February 21 and February 27 with a payment due date of Thursday, March 19, 2020. The interim property tax bill is the first portion of your total property taxes. It is based on 50 per cent of last year's taxes. The final tax bill for the balance of your annual taxes is due on June 18, 2020.
To receive an accessible format of these documents (electronic, large print or Braille), please contact the Revenue Services at 613-580-2444, (TTY: 613-580-2401), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to pay your property tax bill
Visit our Payment options page to see the different ways you can pay your tax bill.
Visit our fees article below for information on fees that may be applied to your property tax account.
Supplementary taxes are not included on the Interim Tax Bill. For more information on supplementary taxes, visit the Supplementary assessment page.
Partial payments are applied first toward the outstanding interest and penalty, then to the oldest outstanding taxes.
Bills paid by mortgage companies, agents or tenants
If your bills are to be paid by a mortgage company, agent or tenant:
- Forward your interim tax bill to the mortgage company, agent or tenant.
- Email the City at email@example.com to have future bills redirected.
If paid by a mortgage company, you will receive a receipt after payment of your final bill in July. If your tax bills are not paid by the due dates, you will receive reminder notices.
It is your responsibility to inform the City in writing when a mortgage company, agent or tenant will no longer be paying your tax bill.
Change of ownership or mailing address
If there has been an ownership change, or a tax bill has been directed to the wrong person, please visit our Change of ownership or mailing address page for more information. You can submit a change of mailing address request by visiting myservice.ottawa.ca.
Tax deferral program
Payment of annual property taxes can be deferred for seniors and people with disabilities on low income. For more information visit the tax deferral program page.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) issued assessment notices for all properties in Ontario based on January 1, 2016 market values. This new value is being phased in over 4 years and is used to calculate your 2017 to 2020 property taxes. If you have any questions about your assessment, please contact MPAC by phone at 1-866-296-6722 (TTY 1-877-889-6722) or by fax at 1-866-297-6703 or visit their website at www.mpac.ca
Your property taxes
Property taxes pay for the city services you and your family enjoy every day. Every time you travel our network of roads and pathways, take a bus or enjoy the parks in your neighbourhood, your property tax dollars are at work. When you visit your local library or when you get your flu vaccination at a public health clinic, your taxes are working for you. From garbage and recycling collection to the frontline emergency services we all rely on to stay safe, your tax dollars go the distance.
A portion of your taxes goes directly to local school boards and conservation authorities. The following is a breakdown of how the City spent its portion in 2017. It also shows the breakdown of the provincially mandated programs.
- Provincially Mandated Programs – 11%
- Housing – 5%
- Employment and Financial Assistance – 2%
- Public Health –1%
- Municipal Property Assessment Corp –1%
- Long Term Care –1%
- Child Care – 1%
- Ottawa Police Services –17%
- Transit and Para Transpo –17%
- Capital Financing – 13%
- Planning/Roads/Traffic/Parking – 12%
- Fire Services – 9%
- Program Support – 7%
- Parks / Recreation /Culture – 9%
- Ottawa Public Library – 2%
- Paramedic Services – 2%
- Garbage /Recycling - 1%
How to read your tax bill
The following codes on your tax bill describe the services provided to select areas.
CAL – Conservation Authority Levy
CCR – Canterburry Community Covered Rink
FSR – Volunteer Fire Services
FSU – Fire Services
HDO – Kanata North Project
MNP – Kanata North Mosquito Nuisance Program
POL – Ottawa Police Service
SWB – Solid Waste Bin Services
SWC – Solid Waste Curbside Services
T – Urban Transit
TRA – Rural Transit (extended bus service + Para Transpo)
TRB – Para Transpo (rural areas receiving Para Transpo service only)
Tax class description
C – Commercial
D – Office Building
F – Farmland
G – Parking Lot
H – Landfill
I – Industrial
J – Industrial (New construction)
K – Large Industrial (New construction)
L – Large Industrial
M – Multi-residential
N – New Multi-residential
P – Pipelines
Q – Sports Facility
R – Residential
S – Shopping Centre
T – Managed Forest
X – Commercial (New construction)
Y- Office Building (New construction)
Z- Shopping Centre (New construction)
Type of property
T – Taxable Full
U – Excess Land
X – Vacant Land
1 – Farmland Pending Development
Example: R T
(Tax Class) Residential
If you have more questions about your property taxes, visit the Property taxes section on Ottawa.ca or contact us by:
Self serve: myservice.ottawa.ca
Phone: 613-580-2444 (Transactions will be recorded for training and verification purposes.)
City of Ottawa, Revenue Services
PO Box 4647 Station A
Toronto ON M5W 0E7
Hours of operation: Weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm (June to August, 8 am to 4 pm)
Please have your property address and the roll number listed on your tax bill handy when you contact us.
Last updated: February 20, 2018