Paying Property Taxes
Tax Payments and Penalties
COVID-19 Update for 2020
Making Payments Online
If you are using the on-line banking services of your financial institution, you may want to use it to pay your City utility and tax accounts. We are currently set up to take payments from CIBC, Credit Union and the Royal Bank.
Sign onto your on-line bank account, select "Pay bills & transfer funds" from the self service menu. Then, on the next screen, select "Create/update payee list" from the self service menu. On the next screen, select "Add a new payee" from the self service menu. On the next screen enter "Meadow Lake" as a payee name then click on search. The next screen will show several Meadow Lake businesses which accept on-line payments. Select "Meadow Lake (City) - Taxes". You will be asked for the account number that you are paying. For your tax account, enter the "assessment number" shown on your tax bill. It should be a number much like 505209000.01 for example. If you are required to enter a 9-digit account number, please enter only the first nine digits and do not include the numbers after the decimal point.
Although on-line banking payments have worked very well for us, there can be errors resulting from people selecting the wrong payee, or keying in a wrong tax or utility account number, or giving us a tax number when they really wanted to pay their utility bill. If you notice an error, please contact us as soon as possible so we can trace your payment. We will always apply the payment to the account number we receive with the transaction, not the account number we believe you meant.
TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Program)
The City decided to eliminate discounts for early payment of taxes in 2015. The City implemented TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) in 2016, allowing ratepayers to have monthly payments automatically withdrawn from their bank accounts rather than making a lump sum payment. For more information on TIPPS, please view the information sheet and application form below.
Other Payment Methods During COVID-19 Closures
Interac e-Transfers are temporarily available as a payment method while City Hall is closed for customers who do not bank with a local financial institution. More information is available in this document.