The Finance Department is responsible for all financial activities of the City. Activities include revenue collection of tax and water, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budget, investment, financial planning, debt management and financial reporting.
Property taxes are the major source of revenue. The base for property taxation is the assessment roll. It defines classes and types of properties which are subject to taxation. The assessment roll comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation [MPAC]. The information included in this roll is then used to determine tax rates and to levy taxes. Tax rates are determine and taxes levied after the City prepares and Council adopts an annual budget of estimated revenues and expenditures.
Applications for tax deferrals for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities must be made prior to September 30th each year. There are restrictions in income earned, age and assessment related tax increases which leads to qualification for the deferral. Deferred taxes must be paid when there are any registered title changes.
Tax payments may be made in any of the following ways:
- by mail (send cheque to):
- City of Brockville - Revenue Office
P.O. Box 5000
Brockville, ON K6V 7A5
- by electronic preauthorized payments: - 10 equal installments
- on due dates only
- at most financial institutions
- telephone / P.C. banking - contact your financial institution for availability and details
- at City Hall - Revenue Office - by direct debit, cash or cheque
Prepaid taxes may be arranged through the Revenue Office.
Late payment of taxes results in a late payment charge on the first day of default and the first day of each month thereafter at 1.25% per month.
Please see the User Fee section for up to date fee schedules.
Water Bills may be paid by Cash, Cheque, Pre-authorized Payment, Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card. The bills mays also be paid at your bank, and they can also be dropped off at the box outside City Hall (no cash in box please).
Key contact for Water Billing information:
Information Systems Clerk Ext. 4455
Sale of Bag Tags
Allowed one free bag of garbage. Please see the User Fee section for up to date fee schedules.
Tags are available at Revenue Office, the Gord Watts Municipal Centre, Metro, Real Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and Quickie convenience stores (Kensington Plaza and Central Ave. locations).
All accounts payable payments for City goods and services are paid bi-weekly. Prior to approval of payment, invoices are audited to ensure procedures are followed.
Payroll is processed on a bi-weekly basis for both full-time and part-time employees.
Early in the year the current year’s budget is released to Council and the Public. Public Budget Meetings occur to discuss the budget in detail and are held in Council Chambers. The City’s annual budget is adopted in May which approves the annual estimates of revenues and expenditures. The approved budget is available at the Treasury office.
The Finance / Administration Committee meets monthly to discuss all financial issues. Recommendations are then forwarded for approval by Council. Annual Financial Statements are received and adopted by Council and available online or at the Treasury office. Annual Municipal Performance Measures are available online or at the Treasury office.