Even if you do not receive a property tax bill or statement, you are responsible for paying your property taxes.
If you do not pay your bill by the due date, the City will charge penalties on late payments.
The City will charge you an extra fee if your cheques cannot be processed and does not make payment. Make sure that you sign and fill out your cheque properly.
Effective January 1, 2020 — No cash payments are accepted for property taxes.
If your payment is late, the City will add a 1% penalty to the unpaid amount of your installment. Each month that your payment is late, the City will charge an interest fee of 1.25% on the outstanding amount. This charge will be added on the first day of each month for as long as your taxes stay unpaid.
Penalty and interest charges are set by City of Markham by-laws, which are enforced by the Municipal Act, 2001. City of Markham Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter penalty and interest charges.
The City of Markham wants everyone to understand their tax bill. Our Tax Bill Explanation [PDF] show you the most important charges and line items. Use the PDF to understand each section of the tax bill.