Property Taxes 

Property taxes (comprised of residential, commercial, industrial and other tax classes) is the City's 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

Property Tax Due Dates

The 2024 final property tax due dates are Friday, June 28, 2024 and Wednesday, September 4, 2024.

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. To avoid late payment charges, payments must reach our office by the due date. Penalty and interest charges are set by City of Brantford by-laws, which are enforced by the Municipal Act, 2001. City of Brantford Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter penalty and interest charges.

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 the City’s 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pre-authorized tax payment plans enable you to make 12 monthly payments or four instalment payments per year that are withdrawn from your bank account and credited to your property tax account.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 58 Dalhousie Street. 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 and write-offs

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 Tax Office using the Section 357 Application. The appeal can then be prepared and presented to City Council for a tax adjustment.

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

Authorizing an Owner's Representative

If you, as the owner of a property require someone else to discuss your tax account with the Property Tax Office, please complete the form Authorizing an Owner's Representative and Email Tax Office. Alternatively, please call 519-759-4150 speak to someone in the Property Tax Office.

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

We are currently not conducting a tax sale for properties with tax arrears at this time.

Tax rates

Review the City of Brantford's  2024 Tax Rates for each property class.

Past tax rates

View our past tax rates:

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Update

Assessment Update

The Ontario government has announced that the 2020 Assessment Update has been postponed again. They have indicated that property assessments for the 2021 to 2024 property tax years will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2022 to 2024 property tax years will be the same as the 2021 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property.

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