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    • Difficulties with 613 632-0106

      The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is going ahead and will migrate to a new 'IP' type telephone service on January 18, 2022. Until then, we are experiencing a small glitch with only one line at the time for incoming calls. You can of course contact Town Hall staff at our regular number, 613 632-0106, but the employee will write down your contact details and will contact you after your initial conversation.

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    • Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, the billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection for the period from October to December 2021 will be processed late. Therefore, the payment due date will be extended to February 11, 2022.

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    • Sports Complex closed

      As part of the response to the Omicron variant and following the provincial government's announcement regarding Ontario temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications, the Sports Complex is now CLOSED until further notice.

      Please note that you can access Town Hall by appointment only.

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    • Online survey to help inform the goals and policies for the new Official Plan

      Opportunities for public input on the Official Plan Review will be provided during the review process.

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    • New measures effective Sunday, December 19, 2021

      In Response to the rising Omicron Cases across Ontario. the government has announced the following new measures, effective Sunday, December 19, 2021:

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  • As part of its emergency plan and eager to offer an effective tool of good quality to its citizens, the Town of Hawkesbury has acquired an alert and communication system service WITH NO USER FEE FOR ITS CITIZENS.

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Jun 2021

OUVERTURE – EXPOSITION RECYCL’ART 2021 – 6e Édition Installation des sculptures extérieures. Une dizaine d’œuvres d’artistes de la région TABLE RONDE – 15h ; Discussion sur l’Art Urbain accessible pour tous Rencontres avec les artistes
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Tax Rebate Program

Several property tax rebate programs are offered to charities, as well as to low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities.

Please visit the United Counties of Prescott and Russell Website which contains the documentation and application forms necessary to submit an application to the Town at:

http://en.prescott-russell.on.ca/services/finances

Fees charged for these services are not considered taxes but rather user fees. These services are self-financed, meaning that all costs of operations are covered by user fees. For water and sewer, rates are established on a fixed and consumption cost formula that represents the infrastructure and operating costs.

Dates to remember:

Billing is done quarterly in January, April, July and October

2020 year

Financial reports allow the citizens to follow the financial performances of the Town. The budget is a great tool to understand the allocation of the property taxes through each municipal services. The audited Financial Statements can be used to evaluate the financial results of the past year and also provide an overview of the financial position of the Town.

Please note that since December 1, 2021, the Finance Department is closed between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. (like the rest of the Town Hall).

As part of the response to the Omicron variant and following the provincial government's announcement regarding Ontario temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications, you can access Town Hall by appointment only. Please consult the 'Contact the Town of Hawkesbury' page under the 'Town Hall' tab of the main menu for the contact details of the person you are looking for.

The Finance Department is primarily responsible for managing all the financial transactions and accounting issues for all municipal departments and ensures that all financial resources and assets are coordinated and conducted cost-effectively for its efficient operation.

The Treasurer and his team oversees all of the municipality’s financial matters. Following decisions and policies set by Council, our responsibilities is to prepare and monitor the annual budget; to prepare and record accounting information; to review the procurements; to administer tax collection, water, sewer and garbage billings; to manage the municipal debt, the banking arrangements as well as long and short term investments; and loans.

How to avoid late payment charges?

Canada Post has a policy that mail will not be delivered unless it has the correct postal address. Therefore, please notify us of any changes, including your postal box number, for your property taxes and/or water/sewer/garbage account.

If you have not received your property tax bills or your quarterly user fee billings for the current year, please contact us at 613-632-0106 extension 2266.

Property taxes:

There are two tax bills per year, for a total of 4 installments:

  • the Interim Billing is payable in two installments; at the end of March and end of June;
  • the Final Billing is payable in two installments; at the end of September and end of November.

Water/Sewer/Garbage Service Fees:

There are four billings per year:

  • due dates are set on the last work day in the months of: January, April, July and October;
  • each invoice has three months of consumption;
  • each invoice also includes a flat fee for water, flat fee for sewer and a flat fee for garbage.

Methods of payments available are:

Payments can be made as follow:

  • Municipal Office, Door 3 (previously Door B as indicated on your documents) at 600 Higginson Street. After hours, you may deposit your envelope in our dropbox.
  • Internet 1
    • in the category Tax, select Hawkesbury Taxes and enter the15 digits of your roll number;
    • in the category Utility, select Hawkesbury Water and enter the 18 digits of the account number.
  • At your financial institution 1
  • Paymentus (Secure online payment)
    • Pay your bill in 3 easy steps without registering. All you need is your account number from your paper bill.

      Payments made prior to midnight will be posted to your account next day. Payments made after midnight will be posted within 48 hours. For each payment, you will receive a confirmation number for your records.
    • Please follow this link: https://ipn.paymentus.com/cp/hawk?lang=en

Pre-authorized debit plan:

  • A pre-authorized payment method is also available. If you are interested, simply fill out the following form pdfPRE-AUTHORIZED_DEBIT_-_FORM.pdf62.49 KB, include a copy of a void cheque and return it to the Town of Hawkesbury at .  If you have any questions or for further details, please contact the municipality at 613-632-0106, extension 2266

Postdated cheque:

  • Please make your payment to the order of the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury

1 Note: When choosing to make a payment through the internet or directly at your financial institution, please ensure that the municipality receives your payment before or by the due date to avoid late penalty fees. We recommend that you make your payment a minimum of 4 or 5 working days before the due date.