The City understands that homeowners may not be able to pay their bill by the due date. However, the Local Government Act and City Bylaws clearly state that a penalty must be applied to the outstanding balance. The City cannot waive the penalty.
Any payment you are able to make will reduce your outstanding balance and the amount of the penalty that you will have to pay.
Residential Utility Bill 2020
Payment Due: March 31
5% penalty added to outstanding balance: October 1
December 31: Any unpaid balance from the Utilities account is transferred to Tax account; daily interest charges are applied until paid in full (no longer eligible for credit card payment)
Property Tax Bill 2020
Payment Due Date: September 30
1st 5% penalty added to outstanding balance: July 3
2nd 5% penalty added to outstanding balance: October 1