Property Taxes

Property Taxes

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 to receive future tax bills electronically.