We understand that many of our residents and businesses are struggling with concerns around finances and the City of Sarnia is continually taking steps each day to assist our community during these trying times.

Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

The Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments for Property Taxes will continue to be debited on the last business day of each month as scheduled. Altering or postponing payments will result in an increase of future monthly payments.

Interest-Free Payment Option

A 5-month interest-free period is now being offered to participants in our monthly pre-authorized payment plan. Beginning September 30th, payments will be debited from your bank account on the last business day of each month. Please contact our office at 519-332-0330 by September 20th for more details and instructions for enrollment.

If you need to suspend your PAP payment please email taxclerk@sarnia.ca, indicating your property address and the number of months you wish to suspend payments for.

Full Installment Due Date Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

The next Due Date Pre-Authorized Payment Plan withdrawal is scheduled for February 2021.

Mortgage Payments

For property tax payments made through a mortgage company, please contact your financial institutions. Payments are sent to the City and we cannot make adjustments to how the bank collects these funds on your behalf.

Making Payments

Payments can be dropped off in the night deposit to the right of the Christina Street entrance to City Hall. Additionally, payments can always be made via online banking, by searching “Sarnia Tax” as the payee, and using your 19-digit roll number (no spaces, dashes, or decimals) as the account number. City Hall is now re-open for in-person payments.

Requests for Reconsideration

The deadline for Requests for Reconsideration to be submitted to MPAC is usually March 31st of the applicable taxation year; however, this deadline has been extended to 16 days after the State of Emergency is lifted in Ontario.

2021 Provincial Reassessment

The scheduled 2021 provincial reassessment has been suspended. Property taxes for 2021 will be calculated using 2020 assessment values.

If you would like to suspend your monthly payments, please contact us at taxclerk@sarnia.ca or by phone to 519-332-0330 Ext 3131