Changing Your Mailing Address
If your mailing address is changing, please notify the Tax Office so that the change is reflected in the City’s records.
If the property has changed ownership, we ask you forward the tax bill to the new owner or return it to the Tax Office, indicating to whom the transfer of title has been made.
To prevent misdirected tax bills, the Tax Office must be advised in writing of mailing address changes.
Please send mailing address changes to:
City of Sarnia, Tax Office
255 Christina Street North, PO Box 3018
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
If for any reason you did not receive your tax bill, you can also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can find the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Guidelines, Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Application Form, and Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Cancellation or Change Form.
Please quote the property address and roll number on all correspondence and include your preferred method of contact.
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Participants
If you are moving within Sarnia and currently pay your taxes through our pre-authorized payment program please be aware that the program is not transferable.
You must cancel your old payment program and complete a new Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Application Form for your new property. Please advise the City as soon as possible of changes.
If you are moving and pay your taxes online, by telephone, or at a bank, please be aware that your property roll number is not transferable. To ensure that your payments are applied to the correct property you must change the roll number that is set up with your bank to the roll number for the new property.
Changing your Banking Institution or Account Information
Don’t forget to complete a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Cancellation or Change Form. Notice must be given prior to the 20th of the month in which the change is required.
Cancelling a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAP)
To cancel a pre-authorized payment plan (PAP), a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Cancellation or Change Form must be completed. Notice must be given prior to the 20th of the month in which the change is required.
Ownership Change Administration Fee
A $32.00 administration fee is applied to process ownership changes. This fee will be added to the property tax account and will be included in the statement of account that is mailed subsequent to the processing of the ownership change.