Property Taxes

Request for Tax Certificate

A tax certificate is generally purchased by lawyers dealing with property sales or when a mortgage is being approved for a property.

The tax certificate fee is $65.70. This fee covers the cost of providing the certificate which shows tax status, any local improvement information and on a sale, changing ownership information on the property tax roll.  

Note:  Alternate formats of this document are available if required.  Send requests to [email protected] and specify which format will be most suitable for your accessibility needs.  Hard copies are also available to be mailed to a postal address.

Request a tax certificate

Submit a tax certificate request in writing to:

City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department, Tax Section
Attention: Tax Certificate Clerk
71 Main Street West, P.O. Box 2040 STN LCD 1
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 0A3

Do you request 10 or more tax certificates in a year?

Any lawyer or mortgage company who buys 10 or more City of Hamilton Tax Certificates every year may register for online tax certificate services at You can buy Tax Certificates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online.

You will receive a monthly invoice based on the number of properties you have accessed for Tax Certificates.

Verbal information will not be provided for tax status by the tax department unless a tax certificate has been purchased for anyone, other than the current owner of the property.

Contact us

For questions about tax certificates, call 905-546-2489.