Property Taxes

Potential Postal Disruption

In the event of a postal disruption, you are still responsible to ensure your property tax payments are received by the due date. Penalty and interest charges will apply for payments received or postmarked after the due date.

There are several convenient payment options available:

  • At most banks or financial institutions in person, at the automated teller machine (ATM), or through their internet or telephone banking. Retain your receipt.
    Note: Property roll numbers are assigned to the property, not the property owner. Please ensure that the bank and online banking information reflects your correct 11-digit roll number to avoid payments being applied to the incorrect property. You will be charged a fee to correct a misapplied payment.
     
  • By mail. Please make cheques payable to the City of Hamilton and mail your payment to:
    • City of Hamilton
      Corporate Services Department, Taxation Section
      71 Main St. West
      PO Box 2040 STN LCD 1
      Hamilton, ON
      L8N 0A3
  • In person at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West or at your local Municipal Service Centres in Ancaster, Dundas (closed Fridays), Flamborough (closed Fridays), Glanbrook and Stoney Creek from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours drop boxes are available at these locations.
     
  • Joining one of our five convenient pre-authorized payment plans, for which there is no fee to join.

Please visit www.hamilton.ca/tax for more detailed information.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve taxpayers of their obligation. If you have any questions about your property tax bill, or if you did not receive your tax bill, please call 905-546-2489 (if calling from Campbellville 905-634-2971) or email taxsupport@hamilton.ca

View from above of downtown Hamilton

Service at a Glance

How property tax is calculated and billed

Learn more about property tax and how it is calculated and billed.

  • Tax rates
  • How tax rates are set
  • Interim and Final tax bills
What options are available to pay my property tax?

The City of Hamilton offers five convenient ways to pay your property taxes:

  1. Pre-authorized debit payment plans
  2. At a bank
  3. By mail
  4. By telephone or computer banking
  5. In person at a Municipal Service Centre
Does the City offer assistance programs if I can't afford to pay my property tax?

The City offers the following tax assistance programs for residential taxpayers based on age or income:

  • Deferrals for low-income seniors or low-income persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (65+) tax rebate program
  • Compassionate appeals due to extreme sickness or poverty
Use the Property Inquiry Tool

Use the Property Inquiry Tool to see tax information on a specific property, including:

  • property class
  • value assessments
  • taxes from current and prior years
When is a property eligible for a tax sale?

Property owners who have properties that have tax arrears are given every opportunity to pay the taxes in full in order to keep possession of their property. If there is no arrangement made to pay the taxes, the property is listed in the tax sale properties twice a year.

Sign up to receive your property tax bills through ePost

The City of Hamilton and Canada Post have teamed up to offer electronic delivery of property tax bills through ePost.

The benefits of receiving your tax bill electronically are:

  • It is free
  • It is environmentally friendly
  • It is secure and private
  • Bills can be stored and retrieved for up to seven years
  • You have access anywhere, anytime, to your tax bills

Sign up online at your bank or www.epost.ca to receive future tax bills electronically.