Property taxes, often referred to as municipal taxes, are the main source of revenue for Quebec municipalities. They essentially consist of the general property tax, whose rate is set according to the different categories of buildings and tied to the operating budget expenditures. Property taxes are charged based on the property value indicated on the assessment roll. Municipalities also impose fees for water.
Tax bills are mailed out at the beginning of the year to owners listed on the assessment roll. The tax rate is determined annually by the municipality’s operating budget, which is approved by the municipal council in December, just before the start of the year in question.
Property taxes are payable in one lump sum. However property taxes in excess of $300 can be paid in one payment or in four equal instalments. The amounts are indicated on detachable stubs at the bottom of the bill.
The tax bill issued at the start of the year remains in effect for the remainder of the year. It is important to note that the Municipality does not issue a new tax bill when a property changes hands.
Given the time involved in updating the assessment roll, the next tax bill applicable to your new property may be issued in the name of the former owner. This does not mean that you are not required to pay the taxes indicated. If you miss the payment deadline, you will be charged interest and penalty.
As the person responsible for paying the taxes attached to your property, you must ensure that they are paid by the due date. You can obtain a copy of your tax bill at our offices at 88 rue des Érables, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, QC J0V 1B0
Lump sum payments (less than $300) and first instalments and compensations for 2016 are due no later than either: the 30th day after the bill is sent out or March 13, 2017.
The 2nd instalment is due no later than May 25, 2017.
The 3rd instalment is due no later than July 20, 2017.
The 4th instalment is due no later than September 21, 2017.
In most financial institutions (by Internet, at the counter or at the ATM).
By mail, as long as you include the detachable stub at the bottom of your bill with your cheque.
At the reception desk at city hall during office hours.
Credit card payments are not accepted – However, we do accept debit cards.
An Act Respecting Duties on Transfers of Immovables entitles municipalities to charge:
0.5% on the first $50,000
1% on the portion between $50,000 and $250,000
1.5% on the portion over $250,000