Request for Tax Certificate

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 e-mail taxsupport@hamilton.ca

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 $60.10. 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 taxsupport@hamilton.ca 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 www.tax.hamilton.ca. 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.