Property Taxes & Rates
Every year, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury issues an Interim and Final Tax Billing with two instalments per billing.
Tax bill mailing and due dates are as follows:
Last week in January||
Last week in January|
Interim 1st instalment:||Due February 26, 2019||Due February 26, 2019|
|Interim 2nd instalment:||Due April 26, 2019||Due April 26, 2019|
Last week in May||
Last week in July|
|Final 1st instalment:||Due June 26, 2019||Due August 28, 2019|
|Final 2nd instalment:||Due September 26, 2019||Due October 29, 2019|
*Non-Capped Property includes: Residential, Farm, Managed Forest & Pipeline assessment tax classes
**Capped Property includes: Commercial, Industrial & Multi-residential assessment tax classes (also includes properties that have a mix of Capped and Non-Capped assessment)
Please note that if you have not received your property tax bill by the 15th day of the month for which the first instalment of property taxes is due, as noted above, please contact Finance Customer Service at 905-775-5366.
Omitted/Supplementary Property Tax Billings are issued for New Building Construction, Additions or Renovations and for Property Class Changes. Omitted/Supplementary tax bills are in addition to your regular property tax bills and are issued after the final billings have been issued and will be due in two instalments as determined at the time of the billing.
Property Taxes are Payable by Any of the Following Methods
Pay automatically by enrolling in a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. Forms are available from the Documents menu at right.
At Financial Institutions through personal teller service, your mortgage, and telephone or internet banking. Please note that the reference number for Property Tax payments is your 19 digit tax roll number that begins with 4312 and ends with 0000.
- By mailing a cheque (current or postdated) with the attached tax stub(s). If you require a receipt please return your bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
In person at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Finance Office at 61 Holland Street East, Bradford between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for cheque (current or postdated), cash and debit card payments. There is also a drop box available for after hours cheque payments.
Please do not leave cash payments in the drop box.
- Online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). Payments can only be made through our
Virtual Town Hall. There is a convenience fee for using this service. Note: tenants cannot use this feature.
A transfer fee will apply to each incorrectly directed payment or for a request made to refund a payment, in accordance with the Town’s Fees and Charges By-law.
Penalty and Interest for Late Payment of Property Taxes
Penalty and interest, at the rate of 1.25% per month, will be added to each instalment of taxes past due on the first day of each calendar month until paid in full.
- Paying through your bank? The Town honors the date that you made your payment to your bank in determining if Late Payment Penalty or Interest is applicable.
- Delivering your payment to the Town via Canada Post, a courier or some other form of delivery agent? The date that your payment is received by the Town from your delivery agent will be utilized in determining if Late Payment Penalty or Interest is applicable.
- Paying in Person? The date that your payment is received by the Town will be utilized in determining if Late Payment Penalty or Interest is applicable.
Late payment charges are levied by Council By-law under the authority of the
Municipal Act and cannot be waived or reduced by Municipal Staff. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse the property owner from responsibility for payment, nor relieve him/her from liability of penalty for late payment.
Please be advised that all payments received are applied first to all penalties owing, then the remainder to the oldest taxes outstanding.
Property Tax Receipt
If you require a receipt, please bring your final tax bill to the Finance Department located at 61 Holland Street East, Bradford after the September tax instalment has cleared your bank account and your tax bill will be stamped paid in full.
If you do not have your final tax bill, a copy of your tax account payment history can be printed for a fee of $10. You must attend the Finance Department in person and photo id is required for verification of ownership.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Finance Department.
Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Units (Ended December 31, 2017)
This program has been eliminated across all local municipalities within the County of Simcoe effective January 1, 2018 in accordance with Ontario Regulation 325/01 as amended .
The vacant unit rebate program for commercial and industrial properties provided partial property tax rebates for qualifying units and buildings that were unoccupied and unused for a period of at least 90 days within a taxation year. This was an application based program and applied to vacancy periods that ended on or before December 31, 2017.
The last day for which eligibility could be claimed was December 31, 2017 and the last day on which a valid application could be made was February 28, 2018.
Tax Billing Parameters