Changes to Your Property Tax Bill

Keep your information up to date so you receive your property tax bill on time and avoid late penalties and interest charges.

Submit mailing address changes in writing:

By fax:  905-546-2449

By email: TaxSupport@hamilton.ca

By mail:

City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department, Tax Section
71 Main Street West
O Box 2040 STN LCD 1
Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 0A3

In person at a Municipal Service Centre:

Include the following information in the written letter:

  • Name
  • Property address
  • New mailing address
  • Daytime phone number

If you send your letter by fax or mail, include your signature in the letter. If you send your letter by email, your email address is taken as the signature.

If your spouse has passed away and you need to remove their name from the Tax bill, Assessment Notice and or Land Registry, follow these steps:

Taxes

Submit a copy of the Death Certificate and your request:

By fax: 905-546-2449

By mail:

City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department, Tax Section
71 Main Street West
PO Box 2040 STN LCD 1
Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 0A3

In person at a Municipal Service Centre:

Assessment

Notify the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. Indicate the property address and submit a copy of the Death Certificate:

By fax: 1-866-297-6703

By mail:
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
PO Box 9808
Toronto, Ontario M1S 5T9

Land Registry

To update the ownership information on title at the Land registry Office, consult with your lawyer.

Purchase of new property

If you purchase a property, you must wait until your closing date to update the property information. You must have a copy of the Land Transfer Deed to update the ownership information. Your lawyer should send this directly by:

Fax: 905-546-2449

Mail or in person:
City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department, Tax Section
71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Keep a copy of the Land Transfer Deed for your records.

Effective January 1, 2016 the Ownership Change Fee is $13.35.  This fee is added to your property tax bill.

If you want to pay your own taxes, you need to notify your mortgage company. They will send written notification to the City stating that they are no longer responsible for paying taxes on that property.

The mortgage company must send written notification:

By fax: 905-546-2449

By mail:

City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department, Tax Section
71 Main Street West
PO Box 2040 STN LCD 1
Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 0A3

Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to change your school support designation.

User fees and charges

Service or Activity Fee
Registration of Delinquent Accounts - Phase 1 $1,062.00
Registration of Delinquent Accounts - Carried to tax sale $1,356.30
Extension agreements $196.35
Tax certificate $58.90
Tax Letter (Analysis, Income tax, Paid in full) - per year $26.00
Ownership change fee $14.00
Mortgage company status (per account) - online and spreadsheet $5.60
Mortgage payout statement $11.30
Tax transfer fee
balances transferred to City tax roll
$32.95
NSF cheque fee
Processing fee on all returned cheques
$32.95
Administration fee for arrears notices and letters (on arrears greater than $750) $2.90
New tax roll account fee $17.35
Appointment fee - current year $57.70

Online Tax Certificate - delinquent account turn off/on

$32.95
Misapplied Payments - payment transfer (per occurrence, no charge for first occurrence)  $32.95
Reprint of prior year tax bill (no charge for current year tax bill) - per bill  $11.30