Municipal Council's resolution to change the dates and number of tax instalments, for those who pay their taxes that way, was passed on December 4, 2019. Since January 1, 2019, you can pay your municipal taxes in four payments instead of six.
The change is designed to make it easier for residents and municipal staff to manage and to make the schedule more predictable. Reducing the number of payments should also help residents avoid missing deadlines and possibly losing their instalment privileges.
The new payments deadlines are as follows:
Municipal tax statements are mailed by the end of January.
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 the mailing date.
Accounts equal to or greater than $300 may be paid in a single payment or by instalments, to a maximum of four equal payments:
IMPORTANT: Should you fail to pay one of the four 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.
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 perceptech.ca.
You may pay your taxes online through most Canadian banking institutions. Find "Municipality of Chelsea" in their list of clients, and use the 18-digit registration number on your tax bill as a reference (ex: 5555-55-5555-5-555-5555).
With your authorization, we will withdraw each tax instalment from the account of your choice. Simply 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 by the Municipal office, located at 100 Old Chelsea Road. If a coupon falls due on a day when the office is closed, you can make the payment on the next business day, without interest or penalty.
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 2018, 2019 and 2020.
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.
Section 2 of the Act Respecting Duties on Transfers of Immovables, grants the Municipalities the authority to set the rates, by regulation, for this tax bracket.
Following the adoption of By-law 1080-18, the transfer tax rate on the transfer of a building for the portion of the tax base exceeding $500,000 is set as follows:
Properties under $500,000 are taxed in accordance with provincial standards established by the Quebec Act duties on transfers of immovables.