Payment Options

Property Taxes

Property taxes are due twice per year.  The first bill, the interim bill, is due in March and represents 50% of the previous years’ levied taxes.  The final tax bill is due in August each year.

Your tax bill is your official receipt for income tax purposes.

If you have not received a bill or would like additional information please contact the Property Tax Department at 705-765-3156 or by email at


2018 Property Tax Due Dates

  • March 29
  • August 31 - These tax bills were mailed on June 22, 2018.


Penalty for Late Payment

Penalty is charged on the first day of each calendar month on any tax balance unpaid as set out in the Municipal Act.  The penalty rate is 1.25% per month.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer of the responsibility for payment of taxes when due or relief from late payment charges.

The Treasurer and/or other staff have no authority to waive or alter a penalty for any reason.


Tax Payment Options


The Township of Muskoka Lakes has partnered with Paymentus Corporation to bring you the convenience of paying your taxes by most credit or debit cards.  You can pay your bill anytime any day. Paymentus will add a surcharge of 2.5% to your payment. The surcharge is added to cover the processing fees that the credit card company charges.  To be fair to all customers, we have to ensure that the users of this service pay for the service.

We hope to have this service available to you in August, 2018.  Please continue to monitor this page or the PT On-Line Link on our website home page.


The Township of Muskoka Lakes continues to offer various other methods of payment.

Cash, Cheques and Interac payments are accepted at the Treasury Office.

Cheques can also be remitted by mail.

For non-business hours we have a secure drop box located at our front door where you can deposit if paying by cheque.

Pay by phone through your financial institution or online via your banks website. If you have more than one property in the Township of Muskoka Lakes, you will need to set up each roll number as a separate account number.  Include all 19 digits excluding the spaces and decimal.

The following is a list of some of the financial institutions and the associated payee name when setting up to pay your property taxes either by internet banking or telephone banking. 

Royal Bank of Canada                       Muskoka Lake (Corp. Twp)-Taxes

TD Canada Trust                                Muskoka Lakes Tax

Scotia Bank                                        Muskoka Lakes (Township) Taxes

Bank of Montreal                                Muskoka Lakes Taxes (Town)

CIBC                                                   Muskoka Lakes Township Tax

Pre-authorized payment plan is available for automatic withdrawal from your bank account in either 2 installments (on the tax bill due dates) or in 11 monthly installments.  To access the application and criteria click on the link above or for further information call 705-765-3156 or email


Property Tax Mailing Address Changes

Please advise the tax department of any changes to your mailing address.

Notification is required to be in writing and can  be provided by completing the address change form and returning it to our office by email to, by fax to 705-765-6755 or by mail to PO Box 129 Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0.  Please ensure you provide us with your roll number(s).

w3cP.O. Box 129, 1 Bailey St., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0  Phone:(705)765-3156  Fax:(705)765-6755
Municipal Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)