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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 the first 15 digits of your roll number starting by 0208;
    • in the category Utility, select Hawkesbury Water and enter the 18 digits of the account number.
  • At your financial institution 1

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.