2021 Final Property Tax Bills

If you need your tax bill issued again or would like to know your account balance, please call Access Aurora at 905-727-1375 or email Access Aurora.

Access Aurora is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Even if you don't get your tax bill, you will still need to pay by the due date and will not be excused from any possible late payment charges.

The due dates for the 2021 Final tax bills are:

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Property taxes are due from the originally assessed owner or from any owner after. If you've sold the property on which these taxes are levied, kindly forward the bill to the new owner or return it to Aurora Town Hall.

The Town of Aurora offers three payment plans:

  • 11-month payment plan: Starting in January and ending in November, payments are taken from your bank account on the last business day of each month
  • Installment plan: Tax payments are taken from your bank account on each of the four annual installment due dates.
  • Arrears plan: An agreed amount is taken from your bank account until your account is up-to-date. Monthly payments are taken on the last business day of each month to decrease the amount you owe. Interest is applied on a monthly basis at a rate of 1.25 per cent on any unpaid property taxes.

Sign up for a pre-authorized-payment plan by completing the application form

Can I get an extension to pay my property taxes or water bill due to COVID-19?

The Town of Aurora has supported residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing additional property tax relief measures for the 2020 property tax installations. For 2021, The Town is continuing to offer interim property tax payment deferrals for residential property owners that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Deferral Program Form

Please contact our tax department with any questions.

Water bills will continue to be sent out and we ask that residents continue to pay to the best of their ability. Outstanding water bills after the due date will be transferred to the owner’s property tax account.

Please contact our water department with any questions.

How your Town Budget Works

Where do my property taxes go?

How to pay your property taxes

There are five convenient ways to pay your property taxes:

  • On-line banking;
  • Telephone banking;
  • At your bank branch;
  • By mail: and
  • Through our after-hours drop box or in person.

Please do not send cash in the mail or through our drop box. You can pay by cash, cheque or debit in person at Aurora Town Hall. 

We do not accept credit card payments in person for property taxes; however, if you want to pay by credit card, you can here. A service charge by the company will be added to the payment.

When paying for your property taxes (other than in person) and to avoid interest charges from being added, please remember to allow time for postal delivery or bank processing time. All payments must reach us by close of business on the due date.

If your property taxes are to be paid by your mortgage company, it's important for you to forward your property tax bill to them for payment.

How to order a Tax Certificate or Property Compliance Letter
Please fill out the Property Information Request Form and mail or courier it along with the payment made by cheque to the Town of Aurora to the attention of Access Aurora at 100 John West Way, Aurora, ON, L4G6J1.
How Property Assessment and Taxation Works
Current Value Assessment
Accurate assessments are the cornerstone of the property tax system. MPAC classifies and values all properties in Ontario under the Assessment Act and regulations established by the provincial government.

MPAC is committed to ensuring that every valuation is accurate. If you believe your property assessment is not accurate, they will review it for free. You can make a request for reconsideration any time prior to March 31 of each year. If you have any questions or concerns about the assessed value of your property, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 or visit them here.

Late Payment Charges
To avoid interest charges, your payments must be received by us on or before the due date.

A charge of 1.25% will be added on the first day of the calendar month following default and on the first day of each calendar month thereafter, as long as the taxes remain unpaid.

Monthly interest charges will be given on any unpaid taxes from previous years. Interest rates are levied by the municipal bylaw pursuant to section 345 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c. 25.

Please know neither Council nor town staff have the authority to waive or alter interest charges.

Not receive a tax notice does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of the taxes nor relieve the assessed owner of the liability for interest charges due to late payment.

Supplementary Tax Billings

Property Assessment Change Notices are issued for additional assessment (such as swimming pools, decks or other additions), new homes or property class changes. The property tax dollars associated with the changes are retroactive to the date of occupancy / purchase, or when the renovation or alterations were completed.

Please note the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses your property for the additional assessment, a new home or a property class change which could take up to three years to occur.

The Town issues your supplementary/omitted tax bill(s) and payments are typically due in two installments. Depending on the determined assessment, the additional property taxes may be in the thousands of dollars. The Town may be able to assist in preparation for the imminent supplementary/omitted tax bill(s) to minimize the impact of this bill. For additional information and assistance please call 905-727-1375 or email Access Aurora.

Mortgage Company Payments
Some financing companies require they pay your taxes directly during the term of your mortgage. If this is the case, and you receive your tax billing directly, please contact the revenue office, as well as forward the tax bill to your mortgage company for their immediate attention and payment.

If you change your mortgage company, please have them contact our office directly to ensure the billings are correctly redirected.

Property Tax Deferral Program for seniors and low-income disabled persons
The Regional Municipality of York has made a Tax Deferral Program for seniors 65 or older, low-income senior or low-income disabled persons.

This program makes it possible to defer some increased taxes until the ownership of the property changes. Application forms are available by clicking on the link below or in person at the Municipal Offices. Additional information is available by calling the Access Aurora at 905-727-1375.

Are you planning to sell your property this year?
If, during the year the ownership of the property changes hands, please make sure that the person responsible for paying any unpaid taxes receives this bill.

Your statement of adjustments prepared on closing by your lawyer indicates the tax obligation of both the vendor and the purchaser.

A statement of adjustments will be prepared on closing by the lawyer(s) indicating the tax obligation of both the vendor and the purchaser.

Notice: Cancellation of Vacant Unit Tax Rebate for Commercial and Industrial Properties
In 2016, the Province of Ontario, undertook a review of the vacant unit property tax rebate program. As a result, municipalities were provided with broad flexibility related to this program.

Following community engagements and on-line surveys in 2017, all the local municipalities in the Region of York, have passed resolutions to eliminate the program starting with the 2018 tax year.

As of May 3, 2018, O. Reg. 360/18 amending O. Reg. 325/01 under the Municipal Act, 2001 was enacted. The lower-tier municipalities in the Region of York are now exempted from having a program to provide tax rebates to owners of commercial and industrial properties for their vacant unit(s) effective 2018 tax year.

2021 Tax Deferrals

2021 Final bills are scheduled to be mailed out in June, with two installment due dates: July 27 and September 21.

The deadlines to submit these applications are:

Due Date

Application Deadline

Deferred Payment Date

July 27, 2021 Final Instalment

July 16, 2021

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021 Final Instalment

September 10, 2021

November 30, 2021

Property taxes are issued twice per year; the interim bill in January and final bill June/July, with two payment installations due for each bill.

Property taxes are determined based on the value of your property (CVA), as determined and reported by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

MPAC also reports to us:

  • other data
  • assessed owner and address
  • property value and class

Each year as part of the budget approval process, tax rates increases are approved and tax rates are set for each property class.

The Municipal Act requires your interim bill to be based on 50 per cent of your last year taxes.

Your final bill issued in June/July is calculated by applying the tax rates to your assessed value, less the interim billing amount.

Property taxation rates and information