Assessment/Property Tax notices were mailed on April 24, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the County has made the following provisions to ease the burden of property taxes.
Option 1: Ratepayers may choose to defer payment of half of the General Municipal portion and half of the Education portion of the tax notice until December 31, 2020 without penalty. Those choosing this option should divide the General Municipal and Education amounts on your notice by two and subtract the sum of these two numbers from the amount Due indicated on the notice. This is the amount that you must pay by June 30, 2020. The remaining balance will then not be due until December 31, 2020 and no late payment penalty will be added to the account provided the balance is settled by that date.
Option 2: Ratepayers may choose to pay the full amount of property taxes due on June 30, 2020 and receive a 5% credit on the General Municipal portion of the notice. Those choosing this option should multiply the General Municipal amount on your notice by .05 and subtract this amount from the Amount Due indicated on the notice. This is the amount you must pay by June 30, 2020. Alternatively, you may pay the full amount on the notice June 30, 2020 and our staff will calculate the amount of credit and apply it to your tax account. You will be notified of the amount of your credit and you may then choose to leave that credit on your tax account as a
prepayment on 2021 taxes, transfer the credit to a Northern Sunrise County Water Utility account at the same address or have a refund cheque issued.
The following methods of property tax payments are available:
- Online Banking through most financial institutions; look for “Northern Sunrise Property Taxes” as the available payee.
- Cheque – payable to Northern Sunrise County
- Bank Draft – payable to Northern Sunrise County
If you are paying by cheque or bank draft, you can send it in the mail or use the mail box available outside the County Office main door.
The County is doing our best to adhere to the guidelines of physical distancing to minimize the chances of spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our offices remain closed to the general public and we ask that you make every effort to send your property tax payment without personally attending at our facility. Thank you for your cooperation.