Easy ways to pay your taxes
Online through your financial institution
It’s the most convenient way to pay your taxes. Payments can be made online through major banks and financial institutions.
In-Person at Your Financial Institution
You can also make your payment in-person at your bank.
Please ensure that cheques are for the full instalment amounts and are dated for the instalment due dates. Include the remittance portion of the bill and record the Tax Roll Number on the front of your cheque.
At the Civic Centre
You may pay your taxes at the cashiers office on the main floor of the Markham Civic Centre Thornhill entrance from Monday to Friday,8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can also drop off your payments in the drop box located at the Thornhill Entrance of the Markham Civic Centre.
Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan
No more cheques or postage. Choose a payment schedule that meets your needs and pay in 4, 6 or 11 instalments. Learn more about pre-authorized tax payments.
Even if you do not receive a property tax bill or statement, you are responsible for paying your property taxes and are liable for penalty charges on late payments.
All payments must be received by the City by the due date to avoid late payment charges.
Cheques not honoured by your bank will result in a service charge being added to your tax account. Ensure that your cheques are properly completed and signed.
A penalty of 1.00% on the unpaid amount of an instalment will be added if payment is not received by the instalment due date. Interest of 1.25% on the outstanding amount will be added on the first day of each month thereafter, as long as taxes remain unpaid.
Penalty and interest charges are set by City by-law pursuant to the Municipal Act. City of Markham Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter penalty and interest charges. This applies to all property tax accounts to maintain fairness.