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.

Penalty/Interest

Application of April, May, June, and July penalty/interest has been cancelled.

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.

There will be no NSF fees charged by the City for returned payments from the March, April, May, June, or July Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan withdrawal. The City cannot reimburse fees charged by your financial institution. 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.

NEW 7 Month Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

Sarnia City Council approved a seven-month pre-authorized payment plan to property owners with only 2020 tax arrears and to waive any penalty attributable for the duration of the seven-month plan. Please contact a member of our customer service team at 519-332-0330 ext. 3131 or send an email to taxes@sarnia.ca

Full Installment Due Date Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

The next Due Date Pre-Authorized Payment Plan withdrawal is scheduled for August 28th.

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

Although our office is currently closed to the public, payments can still 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.

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