Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Programs
Tax Prepayment Program
The Tax Prepayment Program allows property owners to set up automatic monthly prepayments towards the following year's taxes. Ten monthly payments will be processed on the fifth day of each month starting in August and ending the following May. No payments will be processed in June and July. Participants can also elect to have their monthly withdrawal recalculated each year based on the current tax levy and their Home Owner Grant eligibility. Some choose to request changes to the withdrawal amount at their discretion.
The annual tax notices are mailed at the end of May and will show the current year's tax levy, less the total prepayments and interest earned. You are responsible for any outstanding balance and must claim the Home Owner Grant each year. Pre-authorized withdrawal payments and potential overpayments are non-refundable. Taxpayers intending on selling their homes and enrolled in a pre-authorized withdrawal plan are responsible for cancelling future payments. All payments made prior to cancellation must be included in the property transfer statement of adjustments.
Changes or Cancellations must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the next withdrawal date to take effect
Tax Payment Plan
Property owners may enroll in the "Tax Payment on Due Date" plan to automatically withdraw the amount of property taxes due each year on the due date as identified on the tax notice. Enrollment forms must be received by June 15 to enroll for that year. Enrollment forms received after June 15 will take effect for the following year tax due date.
This program may also be used in addition to the Tax Prepayment Program to address any amounts outstanding after the prepayments and interest are applied. Annual payments will be withdrawn for the property specified until notification is received for cancellation. Taxpayers intending on selling their homes are responsible for cancelling future payments
Changes or Cancellations must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the next withdrawal date to take effect.
Metered Utilities Payment Plan
Metered utility customers who receive billings four times per year may enroll in the "Metered Utilities Payment on Due Date" plan to automatically withdraw the amount due on each bill on the due date as identified on the invoice. Completed enrollment forms must be received at least 30 business days prior to an invoice due date to guarantee enrollment for that and all subsequent payments.
Changes or Cancellations must also be submitted at least 30 business days prior to an invoice due date to take effect