The City encourages all property owners to resolve any questions about property taxes well in advance of the due date for payment.
If you are not enrolled in the City's property tax monthly payment plan and if the City does not receive full payment on time, you will be subject to the following late-payment penalties.
When paying by cheque, ensure it is signed, dated and completed accurately. The City is not responsible for errors and omissions. If the City cannot process your payment due to an error on the cheque or insufficient funds, late-payment penalties and a service charge may be applied to your account.
Late-payment penalties – current year property taxes
|June 30||N/A||Due date for payment of property taxes|
(For every $2,000 dollars in outstanding taxes, it would cost $100 in penalty).
|Applied to any outstanding balance of current year property taxes-for a total annual rate of 10%.|
Late-payment penalties – prior years' property taxes
|1st business day of each month||1.25% per month||Applied to any outstanding balance of prior years' property taxes excluding the months of July and August—for a total annual rate of 12.5%.|
Late-payment penalties – additional charges
|1st business day of each month||1.25% per month||Applied to any outstanding balance of additional charges that have been added to your account, excluding the months of July and August.|
Additional charges that might appear on your tax notice include supplementary taxes and charges for services such as weed control and snow removal.
|$35.50||Charge applies when payment is not cleared by your bank or financial institution.|
|Charge applies when payment is not cleared by your bank or financial institution.
This charge applies when a single bank withdrawal or one cheque is received for multiple tax accounts.
|The City of Edmonton charges all lending institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their mortgagees a fee of $10.75 per account.
This fee covers the administrative costs associated with the billing and processing of payments on behalf of mortgage companies.