Due Dates

Tax bills are mailed twice per year, and there are four instalments. The first interim bill is mailed in late February/early March with two instalment due dates:

  • The first interim levy installment is due by the last business day in March
  • The second interim levy installment is due by the last business day of May

The final bills are calculated after the annual operating and capital budgets have been approved by the Council and the education tax rates have been set by the Province of Ontario.

  • The first final levy installment is due by the last business day in August
  • The second final levy installment is due by the last business day of October

To provide greater flexibility for property owners to pay interest and penalty charges on 2021 interim and final taxes levied are waived until January 1, 2022.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact:
Tel: 519-426-5870 ext. 1666
E-mail: propertytaxes@norfolkcounty.ca

 

What happens if payments are not received by due dates?

Late payments will result in a penalty charge of 1.25% per month, applicable the first day past due. This charge is applied for the entire month.

Penalties – Will be charged on unpaid taxes on the first day of each calendar month thereafter in which default continues but not after the end of the year in which the taxes are levied.

Interest – For each month or fraction thereof will be added to all taxes due and unpaid from December 31st in the year in which the taxes are levied until the taxes are paid.

 

Methods of Payment

Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

A pre-authorized payment plan authorizes Norfolk County to automatically withdraw your property tax payments from your bank account. There are three (3) different plan types:

  • On the first (1st) of each month.
  • On the fifteenth (15th) of each month.
  • On the regular instalment due dates (please see “Due Dates” above)

If you are interested in signing up for a pre-authorized payment plan, please complete the following form:

Pre-Authorized Payment Form

Please note that changes and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing at least seven (7) business days prior to withdrawal date.

The form can be mailed to:

County Administration Building
50 Colborne St. South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3

Or via email to propertytaxes@norfolkcounty.ca

 

Electronic Payment Options

These methods of payment are among the least costly for the municipality – help Norfolk keep the cost of collections low by considering the following electronic payment options.

  • Internet and Telephone Banking using your Property Roll Number indicated on the tax bill.  Please use the last 15 digits only*
  • At any ATM Machine in Canada.
  • By credit card using a third-party service provider.
    • You may be able to use a third-party service provider that offers payment by credit card online.
    • Third-party providers charge a fee for their service.  Contact the third-party service provider for more information.  An example of a third-party service provider is Plastiq** at www.plastiq.com.
    • Be advised that there may be a delay of several days between the date in which a payment is made and the date the County receives payment from a third-party service provider.  Payments are credited to the property tax account effective the date funds are received by the County.  Payments not received by the due date will incur late payment charges.

Be advised that there may be a delay of several days between the date a payment is made and the date the County receives payment from a third-party service provider.  Payments are credited to the property tax account effective the date funds are received by the County.  Payments not received by the due date will incur late payment charges.

*When paying in person, by phone, or online, be sure to have your tax bill on hand. Your property roll number is the 15-digit number on your bill. If 16 digits are required, add a zero on the end. If paying by mail or by post-dated cheque, please include your tax stub.

**References or links to products or services not provided by Norfolk County are provided only for the convenience of the website user.  Norfolk County has no affiliation with third-party providers offering these products or services.

 

Mail-In Payment Options

  • Postdated Cheque – If a receipt is required, please enclose your complete tax bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  The bill will be stamped, “Received Postdated”, and returned to you.
  • By Mail, if a receipt is required please enclose your complete tax bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  A receipt will be returned to you.

If payment is being made via mail, please send to:

County Administration Building
50 Colborne St. South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3

 

In-Person Payment Options

  • New! You can now drop your tax payment (by cheque only) at any Norfolk County Public Library.
    • Tax payment, including tax bill payment stub, must be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Norfolk County Taxes” and dropped in the book return outside of the library.
  • In person at most financial institutions. Please make sure you take your complete tax bill with you.
  • In-person weekdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Pay by cash, cheque and debit. Credit cards also accepted, fees apply)

Robinson Administration Building (Simcoe)
185 Robinson St., Suite 100
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6

View Map of Robinson Administration Building

 

  • Night Deposit Boxes:

County Administration Building (Simcoe)
50 Colborne St. South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3
View Map of County Administration Building

Delhi Administration Building (Delhi)
183 Main St. of Delhi
Delhi, ON N4B 2M3
View map of Delhi Administration Building

Langton Administration Building (Langton)
22 Albert St.
Langton, ON N0E 1G0
View map of Langton Administration Building

All payments must be expressed in Canadian funds.