Interim tax bills will be issued in January with a payment due date of the last Friday in February. Final tax bills will be issued in July with a payment due date of the last
Friday in September.
Inquiries regarding your tax bill should be directed to the tax office at 613-928-2896, or toll free: 1-866-677-4577, extension #232 or 233 or email to
Pre-Authorized Payment Plan for Taxes
The Township of Rideau Lakes has a pre-authorized payment plan (PAP) for paying your taxes in 10 installments with the final installment to be adjusted according to the assessment and budgetary changes. Over 1400 ratepayers have taken advantage of the plan.
Unless we are notified in writing, ratepayers that took advantage of the plan last year will automatically continue to make their tax payments this way.
How does the PAP Work?
The PAP program runs from February to November.
The pre-authorized plan will begin in February each year. It will consist of 10 equal monthly payments. Each payment will be approximately one tenth of the previous years total tax levy on the property. The 10th and final monthly payment will also reflect any budgetary adjustments in your municipal taxes. Payments will be withdrawn on the last business day of each of the 10 months and credited to you account. Your final debit will be the last business day in November. Only ratepayers that do not have any tax arrears will be allowed to enroll in the PAP plan. The ratepayer may cancel the PAP plan provided that written notice is given at least 14 days prior to a payment date. Property owners who sign up for this program are responsible and have a duty to notify the tax office if they are planning to sell their property. Please note: all debits to accounts that are not honoured by the bank will be subject to a returned item charge of $40.00.
Will You Still Receive Property Tax Bills?
Yes, you will still receive an interim bill. However, this will be a statement only for your records. An additional payment is not required. You will also receive a final tax bill for your review and records. Supplemental billings cannot be included in the PAP calculation and therefore must be paid by the ratepayer using another optional payment method.
How Do You Join?
You may obtain an application form by contacting the tax office at 613-928-2896, or toll free at
1-866-677-4577 extension 232 or 233.
Complete and sign the application form.
If more than one signature is required on the chequing account, all must sign the application.
Include an unsigned cheque marked ‘VOID’ with the application.
Mail or deliver the application and voided cheque to the Township of Rideau Lakes c/o Tax Office, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
Applications will be received and accepted up to and including December 1. Applications received after this date will not be guaranteed participation in the PAP plan.
A Debit Machine is available at the Municipal Office in Chantry
Payments are accepted free of charge at the Royal Bank branches in Perth, Newboro, Portland and Smiths Falls
Due to the high volume of address changes and the numerous variations of request for change of address we have been experiencing over the last few years, the tax office has found it necessary to develop a change of address form and require it to be used when an address change occurs. Verbal requests will no longer be accepted. Please complete and send in our change of address form:
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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
For general inquiries, administration, planning, public works, parks & rec, and fire department: Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097
For the tax office: Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577