Here, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about property taxes in Kitchener. If you have a question not answered on this page, send us an email or call us at 519-741-2450.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. How do I pay my taxes?
  3. What are the current property tax rates?
  4. What do I do if I’m buying or selling a house?
  5. When are taxes due?

COVID-19 updates

Tax and utility payments

Kitchener City Council approved extending immediate short-term economic relief measures to support residents and businesses for an additional 30 days. To help offer some financial flexibility to those significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will be waiving penalties and interest on property taxes, late payment charges on utility bills and invoices, and non-sufficient fund (NSF) fee charges for the month of June 2020.

In addition, city council approved additional relief and support for residents and business including:

  • an application-based property tax deferral program. The new program, launched in June, allows residents and businesses to apply to extend 2020 final property tax bill due dates by 60 days.
  • the suspension of utility disconnection and collection activities up to and including August 31, 2020.

The deadline to apply for a tax deferral has now passed. Learn more about tax deferrals.

To have more of your questions answered, please visit: www.kitchener.ca/covid19


How do I pay my taxes?

You can pay your taxes using pre-authorized payments, online banking, by mail, in person and more. Learn more on our paying your taxes page.


What are the current property tax rates?

Visit our understanding your property taxes page to find the current rates.


What do I do if I’m buying or selling a house?

If you’re buying or selling your home, please send us an email or call 519-741-2450 with this information:

  • property address and roll number
  • legal closing date
  • full legal names of all those on title
  • contact information including home, business and cell numbers
  • mailing instructions
  • name of the lawyer acting on your behalf

When are taxes due?

Residential property taxes are due on the first business days of March, May, July and September.

Commercial, industrial and multi-residential taxes are normally due the first business days of March, May, September and October.