Learn how to pay your property taxes in the Town of Stouffville and view penalties and interest fees for late payments.
Explore the different options available to pay your property taxes in the Town of Stouffville.
Setting up a pre-authorized payment plan for your property taxes will help ensure that you never miss a payment and allows you to budget throughout the year. Register for a pre-authorized payment plan through our Virtual Town Hall or complete the online application form no later than the 15th of the month.
Types of payment plans
We offer different types of pre-authorized tax payment plans:
Monthly: Payments are spread over 10 months from January to October and withdrawn on the last business day of each month
Installment: The installment amount is withdrawn from your account on the due dates shown on your tax bill
Arrears: A 12-month plan from January to December. Penalty and interest charges will apply (only applicable if you have late taxes owing)
You can pay your property tax bill through our Virtual Town Hall. Visit the homepage to register, view your accounts and sign up for e-billing.
You can pay your property taxes at most financial institutions including online and telephone banking. Submit your payments three to four business days before the due date to ensure that we receive your payment on time.
Your account number will be the eight digits taken from your roll number, as shown on your tax bill. For example, if your role number is 000.123.45678.0000, your account number will be 12345678.
Contact your financial institution for more information on telephone or online banking.
You can pay your property taxes at the Customer Service Centre at our municipal offices, located at 111 Sandiford Dr. We accept cheque, cash or debit payments.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outside these hours, you can drop off payments by cheque at our front door's secure drop box.
You can mail property tax payments by cheque to us at:
Town of Stouffville 111 Sandiford Dr., Stouffville ON, L4A 0Z8
Please make all cheques payable to the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and include your payment stub. Cheques may be postdated to the due date. If you require an official receipt for your payments, please return the full tax bill with your payment.
If you choose to pay your property taxes through your mortgage company, we will send your tax bill to them for payment, and you will receive a copy of the final tax bill in the mail.
Your mortgage company's name will appear on your tax bill. If the mortgage company's name does not appear, please contact your mortgage company immediately.
Penalties and interest for late payment>
To avoid interest and penalty charges, we must receive your property tax payments by the due date provided on your bill.
For late payments, interest is added on the first late day, as well as on the first day of each month thereafter.
According to the Municipal Act 2001, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the taxpayer from late penalty charges. Please contact us if you do not receive a tax bill.
School support designation>
Property owners in Ontario are required to support a school board, even if they do not have children or their children are not currently attending school. In the case of a residential property occupied by tenants, the tenants can direct the school support for that property. By default, school support is directed to your municipality’s English Public School Board.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is legislatively required to collect school support information and provide it in the assessment roll to every municipality and school board. By ensuring that you are supporting the school board of your choosing, you will be able to vote in the next municipal and school board election for trustees in that school board. Property owners, occupants, and tenants can update their school support designation online at mpac.ca/schoolsupport.