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Finance FAQ

Property Tax:

  • When are the property tax bills mailed and when are they due?

    • The Township sends out two tax notices per year with two installments on each notice. The interim tax notice is mailed in January with installments due in February and April. The final tax notice is mailed in June with two installments due in July and September.

  • What payment options are available for property taxes?

    • Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Program - the Township offers two PAD plans: a Monthly Plan where payments are withdrawn on a monthly basis for ten months (two sets of five equal payments, one from February to June and one from August to December); and an Installment Plan where payments are withdrawn on the scheduled due dates. To sign up for either program please complete the PAD Enrollment Form.

    • Electronic Banking - payments can be made through your online or telephone banking. You will have to go through your banks website to set up the Township as a payee. In most cases you will look for "King Tax." The tax account number is your roll number and you will need to include all fifteen digits, but do not include the dashes (for example: 000123456780000). If you choose to pay electronically please allow five business days for the bank to process your payment.

    • Bank Payment - taxes can be paid at any financial institution. Please all five business days for the bank to process your payment.

    • Mail - you are able to mail in a cheque, please include your tax stub and write your roll number on your cheque. Please remember that the tax payer assumes all responsibility if a payment is delivered late.

    • In person - your tax payment can be dropped off at the municipal office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

    • Post-Dated Cheques - will be accepted and processed on the date indicated on the cheque. Please make the cheque payable to the Township of King and write the roll number on the front of your cheque.

    • Credit cards are not accepted for the payment of taxes.

  • What is the penalty for late tax payments an when is it added on?

    • The penalty charge for late payment of property taxes is 1.25% per month on the unpaid balance. The penalty is added on the first day of each and every month during which the default continues.

  • How do I change my school support on my tax bill?

  • I need an official receipt for property taxes paid last year for the Canada Revenue Agency. Is there a charge?

    • Original tax receipts can be issued at the owner’s request. If you require an official letter or replacement tax notice there is a fee, please refer to our Fees & Charges Page under Finance Department - Schedule F for more details.

  • How long can I be in arrears before the Township does anything with my property?

    • If taxes are in arrears for two years the Township can begin the tax sale process.

  • I have sold my property, what do I have to do?

    • Once you have your closing date please contact us with your closing date and forwarding address. Please note we will not change the title of a property until we receive legal confirmation from a lawyer.

  • Who do I need to notify for a change in my mailing address?

  • How do I order a tax certificate?

    • Requests for tax certificates can be made online through www.king.ca Online Services, or a cheque and request can be mailed or couriered to the municipal office at 2585 King Rd. Please make cheques payable to the Township of King and allow ten business days for processing. Water account information will be included on the tax certificate if applicable.

Water/Wastewater:

  • When are water bills mailed out and when are they due?

    • Water bills are mailed out four times a year; meters are read at the end of March, June, September and December. Bills are mailed out in January (due mid-February), April (due mid-May), July (due mid-August), and October (due mid-November).

  • How much will my water bill be? Will it change?

    • Water is billed four times a year; you will be notified once a quarter the amount of your water and waste water charges and maintenance fees. Bills are based on consumption and the amount will change each quarter.

  • What payment options are available for water bills?
    • Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Program - the Township offers automatic withdrawals where payments are withdrawn on the scheduled due dates. To sign up for either program please complete the PAD Enrollment Form.
    • Electronic Banking - payments can be made through your online or telephone banking. You will have to go through your banks website to set up the Township as a payee. In most cases you will look for "King Water." The water account number is on your bill, you will need to include all ten digits, but do not include the decimal (for example: 1234567890). If you choose to pay electronically please allow five business days for the bank to process your payment.
    • Bank Payment - water can be paid at any financial institution. Please all five business days for the bank to process your payment.
    • Mail - you are able to mail in a cheque, please include your water stub and write your account number on your cheque. Please remember that the water payer assumes all responsibility if a payment is delivered late.
    • In person - your water payment can be dropped off at the municipal office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

    • Post-Dated Cheques - will be accepted and processed on the date indicated on the cheque. Please make the cheque payable to the Township of King and write the account number on the front of your cheque.

  • What is the penalty for late water payments and when is it added on?

    • Penalty for a late water payment is 10% and it is added on the first day after the due date.

  • I have sold my property, what do I have to do?

    • Please contact us with your closing date and forwarding address. After we receive confirmation that the property has closed we will check the water meter and issue a final bill to the end of the time you were the owner of the property. This bill will be sent to the provided forwarding address.

  • I am a tenant. How do I register for a water bill?

    • Please complete the Tenant Application for Water and Sewer, signed by both the owner and tenant including the effective date. Completed forms can be submitted to: Treasury@king.ca or mailed to the municipal office.

  • How can a tenant account be cancelled?

    • Please complete the Tenant Cancellation Form, signed by both the owner and tenant including the effective date. Completed forms can be submitted to: treasury@king.ca or mailed to the municipal office.

Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Program:

  • How do I enroll in the PAD program?

    •  Simply complete the PAD Enrollment Form and submit it to pad@king.ca or mail it to the municipal office with a void cheque. Please note the tax/water account must be paid in full before you can be enrolled.

  • Is there an administrative cost to enroll?

    • No, there is no additional fees for participating in the PAD program.

  • What are the options for taxes?

    • Monthly Program - equal monthly payments will be automatically withdrawn on the first business day of each month from February to June and August to December of each year.

    • Installment Program - payments will automatically be withdrawn on the scheduled due dates.

  • How does the Water PAD plan work?

    • Payments are automatically withdrawn on the scheduled water due dates each quarter.

  • Can I cancel my PAD plan?

    • Yes, to withdraw at any time please complete the PAD Cancellation Form and submit it by mail or to pad@king.ca, please indicate the reason for the cancellation and the effective date. Your request must be received ten business days before the next scheduled withdrawal or your removal from the program cannot be guaranteed.

  • What if a payment is missed or returned?

    • If a payment is dishonoured by your bank for any reason a service fee will be applied to your account. After the first returned payment you will receive a letter, if there is a second returned payment you will be removed from the PAD program.

  • What if I sell my property?

    • Please complete the PAD Cancellation form and submit it at least ten business days prior to the next scheduled withdrawal.