Municipal tax statements for 2012 will be mailed by the end of January. If you do not receive your statement, please contact Taxation Services at 827-6205; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please advise us of any changes of address. Should you receive a statement for an immovable that you do not own, please return the bill and include the new owner's name and address.
Accounts less than $300 are payable in a single payment within 30 days of mailing date.
Accounts equal to or greater than $300 may be paid in a single payment or by instalment, to a maximum of six equal instalments:
First instalment: March 1
Other instalments: May 1, July 1, August 1, September 1, and October 1
Important: Should you fail to pay one of the six instalments in full by the due date, the complete balance becomes due (including the non-due portion) and is subject to an annual interest rate of 18% plus a 0.5% penalty for each complete month for which the payment is late
Receipts will be issued for payments in person only.
Paying Property Taxes
Would you like to pay your taxes in 12, 24 or 52 preauthorized bank debits? Perceptech, a partner with the Fédération québécoise des municipalités, offers this opportunity through its tax management service. A minimum fee will apply. For further information, visit their web page at www.perceptech.ca.
You may pay your taxes on-line through most Canadian banking institutions. Find "Municipality of Chelsea" in their list of clients, and use the 10-digit registration number on your tax bill as reference (for example, 5555-55-5555).
Electronic Pre-authorized Payments:
With your authorization, we will withdraw each tax instalment from the account of your choice. Fill up the form and return it by mail at 100, chemin Old Chelsea or by email at email@example.com.
Write your assessment roll number on your cheques and return along with the appropriate detachable coupon or coupons. The cheques will be credited to your account and cashed on each due date. Please allow time for mailing.
Come to the municipal office, at 100 Old Chelsea Road. If a coupon falls due on a day when the office is closed, you may make the payment on the next working day, without interest or penalty.
Calculating your taxes
Taxes are calculated on the basis of the assessment roll as established by the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Assessment Department. The assessment roll is in effect for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
As a property owner or tenant, you may contest your property assessment within the legally prescribed time limit. Should you wish to lodge a complaint following the tabling of the assessment roll, you must do so before May 1 of the first year for which the roll applies, using a form designed for this purpose. There may be other events or circumstances that could prompt you to contest the roll. To inquire about the applicable deadlines for such complaints, please call the Municipal Tax Department at 827-6205 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain properties are subject to local improvement taxes, in which case, the number of the appropriate borrowing by-law is shown.