Deadlines and Penalties

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The following are key-dates that will impact Utility and Property Tax payments received by The Village of Hazelton:

  • January 1: Interest on Arrears and Delinquent Taxes starts
  • March: Yearly Utility Billings mailed
  • Late-May: Property Tax Billings mailed  
  • July 2: Property Tax Due Date
  • July 3: 10% Penalty added on outstanding Property Taxes and/or Home Owner Grants
  • Last Monday in September at 10:00 am:  Annual Tax Sale
  • November: Yearly Utility Payments Due
  • December 31: any outstanding utility and property tax amounts will be transferred to next year's property tax as 'Arrears Taxes'.

How to avoid paying penalties, interest or fees:

Using the above dates as a guideline ensure your payments are received by their respective due dates.

Property owners are responsible to ensure their accounts are zero balances.

Allow ample time for delivery if you are mailing in your payment - post marks on mailed remittances will not be considered as proof of payment or date of payment.

The Village of Hazelton accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque or Money-Order: made payable to the Village of Hazelton
  • Online Banking: search 'Village of Hazelton' as a Vendor/Payee
  • Interac Debit service at the Village of Hazelton Office

Utility Penalties

In 2021, Council passed a bylaw eliminating a discount for utility bills paid on time, and implementing a 5% penalty for utility bills paid late. Please pay by the deadline indicated on your utility bill to avoid the penalty.

Fees for returned cheques

Cheques that are rejected by your financial institution for any reason are considered non-payments and will be subject to penalty or interest charges and a $25 service charge by the Village of Hazelton.

Interest Charges

Current year property taxes that remain unpaid at December 31 become taxes in arrears on January 1, and will be charged daily interest until paid. Interest rates are established under Section 11(3) of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act and Section 245, 246 and 254 of the Community Charter.