Dates and Deadlines

COVID-19 Update: Beginning January 31, 2021, interest on unpaid taxes will be applied monthly. Late payment penalties will apply to 2021 tax instalments. 

Richmond Hill will mail the Interim Tax Bills for properties on the regular instalment plan by the end of January. Mortgage and trust companies that pay property taxes will receive those tax bills directly.

Contact or 905-771-8949 if you do not receive your 2021 Final Tax Bill by July 15, 2021.


Final Taxes are payable in two instalments on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 and Friday, October 1, 2021

Pre-Authorized Debit Plans

Your Final Tax Bill will be mailed to you by the end of June if you are in enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Debit Plan. The payment withdrawal dates for Due Date Plans are on August 3, 2021 and October 1, 2021. Withdrawals for Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit Plans are:

  • August 3, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • October 1, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 1, 2021

Please note that starting in 2019 the debit months changed to August to December to allow enough notice between the final tax bill and the first pre-authorized debit.

Learn about our Pre-Authorized Debit Plans or how to cancel your Pre-authorized Debit Plan.

Late payments

Late Payment Penalties

There is no grace period for late tax payments. A penalty for non-payment will be added at a rate of 1.25 per cent of the instalment amount on the first day of default. In addition, interest will be added to unpaid taxes at a rate of 1.25 per cent per month on the first day of each month the account remains unpaid. Late payment penalties/interest cannot be removed by Council or staff. This policy is applied to all tax accounts to maintain fairness.

Payments made through your financial institution can take 3-5 business days to reach us which may result in the City not receiving your money until after the due date. Proof of payment will be required to correct this late payment issue.

Overdue notices will include an $8.10 administration fee.