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Paying Your Taxes

The City of Owen Sound has a number of options available to our customers for payment of your tax bill:

  • In person: At City Hall during normal business hours. We accept payment by cheque, cash, or debit.
  • Cheques: Cheques may be dropped in the after hours drop box located at the front door of City Hall - please include the detachable portion of your bill. We recommend that you place your cheque in a sealed envelope with 'tax billing' written upon it. Please do not place cash in the drop box.
  • At your bank or trust company: Pay at the teller or through an ATM. You are responsible to pay any service charges levied by them. Please take the entire bill with you.
  • Internet/telephone banking: Most financial institutions offer the "City of Owen Sound" or "Owen Sound City" as one of their payments. Be sure to pick "Taxes" and not water to ensure that your payment is applied to the correct account.
  • Mail: You may mail your cheque to City Hall - please include the detachable portion of the bill.
    City of Owen Sound - Property Tax Department 
    808 2nd Avenue East
    Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
  • Pre-authorized payment (PAD) plan: Payments are automatically deducted from your bank account on the due date of each bill. Sign up here.
  • Credit card: Payments may be completed through Paymentus. This secure, third-party online payment provider accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express for a convenience fee.
    Online: Paymentus
    Over the phone: 1-888-253-8916
    • There is a processing fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions.
    • The maximum payment is $5,000.00 per transaction. Multiple payments can be made as separate transactions towards your account.
    • Please allow up to two business days for processing.
    • You will receive an e-mail confirmation of payment for online payments or a confirmation number by phone.
    • You will need your 11 digit roll number to make a payment.

Payment must be received at City Hall by the due date to avoid penalty. A late payment charge of 1.25% is calculated on the amount outstanding and will be added to the property tax account on the first of each month.

For more information, questions, or comments please contact our Property Tax Collector at 519-376-4440 ext. 1249 or

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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