Hamilton. Corporate Services
Property Taxation

This department handles all tax matters for the City of Hamilton. This Department also handles the sale of private property assumed by the city for non-payment of property taxes.

The Taxation Section handles all property tax matters for the City of Hamilton. The primary services offered are;

1. Property tax billing and collections

2. Various options for the payment of property taxes;Pre-authorized Debit Plans, At a bank or other financial institution, By mail, By telephone or computer banking, In person at a Municipal Service Centre

3. Tax Assistance Programs such as;

Commercial and Industrial Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program (Applications must be made by the last day of February, 2019 for vacancy which occurred in 2018. The rebate percentage is 15%. This program has been eliminated for the 2019 tax year and subsequent years).

Low Income Deferral for Seniors or Persons with disabilities

Senior’s Tax Rebate

Compassionate Tax Appeals

Rebate program for Registered Charities and Non-profit Organizations

Tax appeals under section 357 or 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001

4. Sale of Properties for Tax Arrears

This service/organization is experiencing a closure or cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus. Visit the City of Hamilton Closures and Cancellations website for details and updates.

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main St W 1st Flr
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y5
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm;Temporarily closed during COVID-19 pandemic
Phone: 905-546-2489 (CITY)


Serves owners of property in the City of Hamilton


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Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Local Government