There are many ways to pay your taxes:

  • Online through your bank: 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 bank: You can also pay at your bank or financial institution.
  • By mail: Make sure that you write a cheque for the full installment amount. Please match the dates on the cheques to the installment due dates. You must also write the Tax Roll Number on the front of your cheque and send us the bottom portion of your bill (remittance portion).

Tax Department
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9WR

  • At the Civic Centre: You can pay your taxes at the cashier’s office on the main floor of the Markham Civic Centre. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. You can also drop off your payments in the drop box found at the Thornhill Entrance of the Markham Civic Centre.
  • Through a 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. See below about pre-authorized tax payment plan.

Important Notes:

  • 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 property tax 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.

Late payments

If your payment is late, the City will add a 1% penalty to the unpaid amount of your instalment. 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.