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 payments

To help offer some financial flexibility to those significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has implemented the 2021 Property Tax Installment Deferral program, an application-based property tax deferral program. The new program, launched in April, allows residents and businesses to apply to extend 2021 May and final tax bill due dates by 60 days. Learn more about the program.

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.