Property tax certificates


Tax certificates provide information about the yearly tax levied, payments, penalties accrued (if applicable) and confirm any outstanding balances for a property. Generally, tax certificates are purchased by law firms, banks and mortgage companies prior to a sale/purchase or refinancing of a property.

How to request a tax certificate

Pay and receive your certificate electronically 

You can order your certificate online here:

Once your transaction is successfully completed, your certificate will be emailed to you within one business day.

You can receive a verbal update on any tax certificate up to 90 days from the issue date of the certificate. To obtain an update on a certificate you can contact revenue customer service at 519-741-2450. 

Pay and receive your certificate by mail

You can order a certificate via mailed request. A tax certificate can take up to five business days to process from the date of receipt of the request. The certificate will be mailed once processed and the cost per certificate is $60.00.

Submit your request and a cheque payable to the City of Kitchener by mail or courier:

City of Kitchener – Revenue Division
200 King St W, PO Box 1113
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4G7

City of Kitchener – Revenue Division
200 King St W, 3rd Floor Berlin Tower
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4G7

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