Taxes

Property taxes (comprised of residential, commercial, industrial and other tax classes) are our main source of revenue. They allow us to provide the important municipal programs and services you value and expect.

Calculation of Property Taxes

The City of Brantford calculates your yearly taxes based on our tax rate multiplied by the assessed value of your property

Tax Due Dates

The interim tax due dates for 2019 are February 27 and April 26. 

Penalty/interest of 1.25% will be added on the day of default to any instalment, plus 1.25% on the first day of each month thereafter until paid.

If you haven't paid your taxes for 2 years, your property is eligible for tax sale by the municipality and you are responsible for our fees and cost for all notices sent to inform you of this matter. 

Payment options

You can pay your taxes through a pre-authorized payment plan, from your financial institution, in person, or by mail.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

Our pre-authorized tax payment plans enable you to make 12 monthly payments or four instalment payments per year that are withdrawn from your bank account and credited to your property tax account. Learn about the preauthorized payment options that we have available.

Financial Institutions

You can pay your taxes from your financial institution (banks, credit union, etc.) through online banking, telephone banking, at an automatic teller or in person. To pay your taxes through online banking you will need sign on to your financial institutions secure website and use your property specific eight digit account number. Retain your receipt.

In person

You may pay your taxes at Brantford City Hall, on 100 Wellington Square. We have an after-hours drop-box to the left of the front entrance of City Hall.

You can leave post-dated cheques and the payment stubs for both instalments early to avoid missing the due dates. Please do not put cash in the drop-box.

Hours of operation

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mortgage Company

If your taxes are paid by a mortgage company and you receive a tax bill/statement promptly forward it to their office. You may request one free statement/bill from the tax office per year.

Rebates, write-offs and deferrals

If you feel that the assessment of your property is incorrect, appeals can be made to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Appeal forms can be viewed and downloaded from the MPAC website

If there is a change in the status of your property due to damage by fire, demolition, change in use, etc., notice in writing must be given in-person to City Hall or by email at tax.info@brantford.ca, using the Section 357 Application. The appeal can then be prepared and presented to City Council for a tax adjustment. 

If you or your spouse are in receipt of benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), or are a low-income senior in receipt of benefits under the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS), you can apply for a deferral of taxes

Learn about the rebates and write-offs that are available to help you with paying taxes. 

For Registered Charities in Commercial or Industrial Class Properties, you can submit a Property Tax Rebate Application.

Request a Tax Bill or Tax Account Statement

If you need a copy of a previous tax bill or current tax account statement, you can submit a request for copy of tax bill or tax account statement form

Ordering a tax certificate

Tax certificates are generally purchased by lawyers or financial institutions in order to determine the annual taxes and the current balance of a tax account. Learn how you can request a property tax certificate.

Sale of properties for tax arrears

There are currently no properties available for tax sale.

Tax rates

See the City of Brantford's 2018 Tax Rates for each property class.

Past tax rates

View our past tax rates: