You can pay your taxes through a variety of different ways with the Town of Saugeen Shores. You can also view billing schedules and due dates.

Tax bill schedules and due dates

We issue property tax bills twice a year, with each tax bill including two installments. This means your taxes are usually due four times each year.

Property tax due dates:

Property tax due dates for 2021 are:

  • February 18
  • May 20
  • August 19
  • November 18

How to pay your taxes

We process many types of payment methods. Please use the payment method that is most convenient for you.

Mail

Mail your cheque or post-dated cheque, along with your tax stubs to:

Town of Saugeen Shores
P.O. Box 820
Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0

Internet or telephone banking

Have your 19-digit property tax account number handy and pay using internet or telephone banking. Many institutions provide online payment services, such as:

  • CIBC
  • TD Bank
  • RBC
  • Bank of Montréal
  • Scotiabank
  • Credit Union Central of Ontario

In-person (drop-box only)

The Municipal Office is closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions, but you can still leave a payment in our drop-box.

Drop off a cheque or cash payment at the drop-box located outside the front doors of the Municipal Office main entrance (600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin).

Pre-authorized payment

To enroll in our Monthly Budget Plan or Due Date Plan through pre-authorized payments, please complete our online Pre-Authorized Payment Form. You can also download and complete a physical copy of our Customer Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement.

Monthly Budget Plan

Pre-authorized tax payments are taken from your bank account on the 10th day of each month.

Due Date Plan

Pre-authorized tax payments are taken from your bank account on the due date specified by your tax bill.

Penalties and interest charges

To avoid penalties or interest charges on late payments, we must receive your property tax payment at our office on or before the bill's due date.

Penalties and interest charges for late payment are set by municipal by-law in accordance with the Municipal Act. Taxes in arrears will be subject to penalties and interest charges of 1.25% monthly until paid.

Paying taxes with your mortgage

After a final billing, your mortgage company may re-adjust your mortgage's tax payment to account for a surplus or deficit in your mortgage tax account.

This adjustment does not always happen because your property tax has been increased or decreased from the previous year, but because the mortgage company was either collecting not enough or too much on a monthly basis.

If you have questions, contact your mortgage company. They should be able to tell you why your payment has been adjusted.