Property tax certificates

Suburbs

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 by mail

You can order a certificate via mailed request. A tax certificate can take up to 5 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.

A rush tax certificate can take up to 1 business day to process from the date of receipt of the request. The certificate will be emailed or faxed once processed and the cost per certificate is $80.00. Submit your request and a cheque payable to the City of Kitchener by mail or courier:


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

COURIER:
City of Kitchener – Revenue Division
200 King St W, 3rd Floor Berlin Tower
Kitchener, ON
N2G 4G7
Pay in person and receive your certificate by mail

You can order a certificate in person. A tax certificate can take up to 5 business days to process from the date of request and payment. The certificate will be mailed once processed and the cost per certificate is $60.00.

A rush tax certificate can take up to 1 business day to process from the date of request and payment. The certificate will be emailed or faxed once processed and the cost per certificate is $80.00. Payment can be made at our revenue desk, located on the first floor of City Hall.  We accept cash, cheque and debit payments; we do not accept credit cards.

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