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Paying Property Taxes

Algonquin Highlands residents can choose from a number of options to pay their property taxes. 

Methods of Payment

When using telephone or internet banking, “Algonquin Highlands Tax” is the payee and the 19 digit roll number (or part) on your tax bill will become your account number.  In some instances the bank will require you to remove the first four digits “4621” which signifies the Township and others may to remove the last four digits “0000.”  It is important to note that you must enter a separate roll number and amount for each property that you own so that payments are allocated correctly.

To enroll in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan you must complete the form found below and provide the office with a  void cheque no later than 15 days prior to the date you want the payment withdrawal process to begin. This process allows you, the taxpayer, to authorize the Township to withdraw the installment amount due from your bank account on the due date (ie. four times annually).  

Cheques and money orders should be made payable to “Township of Algonquin Highlands”. Post-dated cheques are accepted.

Residents can make a payment in person at the main office at 1123 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands.  In addition, there is a drop box at the North Shore Road office for after-hours, and payments may be dropped off in the mail slot or at the Dorset Community Centre.  We are able to accept cash, cheques or money orders.  Interact/debit card payments can be made in person at the main office location only.

Residents can now pay their property taxes with a credit card through the Algonquin Highlands website using Plastiq, an online third party service provider that charges a small convenience fee. Making payments with Plastiq is similar to making any other online credit card payment. Please note the Township does not accept in-person credit card payments for property taxes. 

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

View Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Authorization Agreement

Property Tax Arrears

If your property tax payments are falling behind, please contact our office to discuss how we can help.  Penalty and interest charges of 1.25% (15% per annum) will be added on the first day of each month of all taxes that have not been paid by the due date.  All outstanding penalty and interest charges are paid first from any payments received and the remaining amount is applied to the oldest outstanding balance first.  Penalty/interest charges cannot be waived.

Other Charges

  • Payment returned from the bank - $50.00 each
  • Requirement to transfer a tax credit/overpayment - $25.00 each
  • Refund an overpayment - $25.00 each
  • Annual Tax Payment Receipt Summary - $15.00
  • Tax Billing History Report - $15.00 per year
  • Tax Certificate (usually requested by lawyer when selling) - $75.00

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