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Payment Methods for Tax and Water Accounts

We offer the following convenient methods of payment.

Pick Your Withdrawal Plan

You may choose from 3 pre-authorized payment plans.

1.  Regular Instalment Plan

Interim and final instalments are withdrawn on the specified due date reflected on your tax bill (2 instalments per billing).

2.  Monthly Instalment Plan

A pre-determined amount is withdrawn on either the 1st or 15th of each month for 10 months (January to October).  If the withdrawal date is a non-business day, the payment will be drawn on the next business day following the due date.

January thru June instalment payments are 10% of the previous year's tax levy.  July thru October instalment payments are adjusted to reflect any tax increase/decrease in the current year's total levy.

3.  Arrears Payment Plan

For taxpayers who are in arrears, a pre-determined amount will be withdrawn on the 1st of each month until the arrears are brought up to date. For your convenience, a pre-authorized payment application (PDF) has been provided or contact the Billing and Collection office for further details.

Pay in Person

Payments can be made at most financial institutions or at City Hall, 360 Pitt Street 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.  Be certain to present your tax bill when paying and retain your payment receipt or transaction record as your receipt.

A 24 hour drop-off depository is also provided for your convenience at the entrance of our building, 360 Pitt Street. Please use an envelope and include your remittance slip.  Please do not place cash payments in the drop-off box.

Pay by Cheque / Internet / Telebanking

Most banks offer Internet or telephone banking which facilitates bill payment.  Contact your financial institution for details.

The City will accept post-dated cheques to the instalment dates.  Please include your assessment roll number on the front of each cheque and enclose your remittance slip with the payment.  Cheques or money orders are to be made payable to the City of Cornwall along with your remittance slip to Billing & Collection Section, PO Box 877, Cornwall, ON  K6H 5T9.  To avoid late payment penalties, your mailed payment must arrive in our office on or before the due date.

No receipt will be issued, your cashed cheque or transaction record will serve as your receipt.