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Final Installment of Property Taxes Due

Posted on Thursday October 11, 2018

If you own property in the Town of Essex you should have received your final tax bill for 2018 in early July.
The final installment is due October 31, 2018.

Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve you from payment of taxes or penalties. Penalties are assessed on the first day of every month at 1.25% and each month thereafter until paid. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the Town has the correct mailing address.

If you did not receive a final tax notice please call 519-776-7336 extension 3050 or visit Town Hall at 33 Talbot Street South, Essex.

Changes to credit card payments for property

As of June 30, 2018, Town Hall will no longer accept property tax payments via credit card over the phone. There will also be a $1,000 limit on in-person transactions.

Tax Registration

The Municipal Act, 2001 allows a municipality to begin the tax registration process on a property on January 1, if there is a balance in the second year following the year that the property taxes are due. The Town of Essex adheres to this timeline for tax registration.

The Town offers several methods to pay property taxes:

  • Online and telephone banking
  • Drop boxes located at 44 King Street East, Harrow (in front of the Harrow Police Station) and 33 Talbot Street South, Essex
  • In person at Town Hall, 33 Talbot Street South, Essex

Please note, in the event of a postal strike, payments must still be made on time.

For more information on the tax registration process and taxes in general please visit www.essex.ca/taxes