Deadlines and Penalties

Deadlines and Penalties

The following are key-dates that will impact Utility and Property Tax payments recieved by The Village of Hazelton:

  • January 1: Interest on Arrear and Delinquent Taxes starts
  • March: Period 1 Utility Billings mailed
  • April: Period 1 Utility Payments Due
  • Late-May: Property Tax Billings mailed  
  • July 4: Property Tax Due Date
  • July 5: 10% Penality added on outsanding Property Taxes and/or Home Owner Grants
  • Last Monday in September: at 10:00 am Annual Tax Sale
  • October: Period 2 Utility Billings mailed
  • November: Period 2 Utility Payments Due
  • December 31: any outsanding amounts will be transfered to next year's property tax as 'Arrear Taxes'.

 

How to avoid paying penalties, interest or fees

Using the above dates as a guideline ensure your payments are recieved by their respective due dates.

Allow ample time for delivery if you are mailing in your payment - post marks on mailed remittances will not be considered as proof of payment or date of payment.

The Village of Hazelton accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque or Money-Order: made payable to the Village of Hazelton
  • Online Banking: search 'Village of Hazelton' as a Vendor/Payee
  • Interac Debit service at the Village of Hazelton Office

Fees for returned cheques

Cheques that are rejected by your financial institution for any reason are considered non-payments and will be subject to penality or interest charges and a $25 service charge by the Village of Hazelton.

Interest Charges

Current year property taxes that remain unpaid at December 31 become taxes in arrears on January 1, and will be charged daily interest until paid. Interest rates are established under Section 11(3) of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act and Section 245, 246 and 254 of the Community Charter.

The Village of Hazelton