Payment Options

Instalment payments are due to the City by the date listed as the instalment due date.  Acceptable payment methods are:
  • Pre-authorized payment plans offered by the City to taxpayers.  
  • In person at Central Collections counter at the Civic Centre by cash, cheque or debit payment
  • Cheques mailed to The City of Sault Ste. Marie 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6 or dropped in person at Civic Centre Drop Box located near the front steps of the Civic Centre
  • By credit card using the City’s third party credit card, or through registering for access to their online account through Virtual City Hall  and making a credit card payment.
  • Through telephone or internet banking with a financial institution
  • In person at a branch of a financial institution
When mailing a property tax payment, the taxpayer assumes the responsibility for the late payment charge if the payment is not received by the City Tax Office by the due date.
Payments from financial institutions through telephone or electronic banking are processed by the City on the day received.  This may be three to five business days later than the day individuals make the payment.  The payment date noted on the file received from the bank is accepted as the effective payment date.
Cheques issued to the municipality for payment of taxes that are returned from the bank as non-negotiable, will be subject to the City’s user fees by-law with the additional charge applied to the property tax roll and payment of taxes reversed.  Interest and penalty will be applied where applicable.
Cheques that are post-dated will be accepted and held by the City until the date indicated on the cheque. 
Third party cheques are not accepted.  A cheque payable to the property owner and the City of Sault Ste. Marie is not considered to be a third-party cheque and will be accepted as payment.

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