Municipal taxes

The Township of Gillies collects property taxes on behalf of Thunder Bay School Boards and the Municipality.

Below is a short list of community programs that municipal taxes pay for:

  • Council and Administration
  • Road maintenance
  • Pee Dee park
  • Cemeteries
  • Volunteer Fire Department, First Response and 911
  • Land and Air Ambulance
  • OPP Policing
  • Thunder Bay District Health Board
  • Landfill and recycling
  • Lakehead Rural Planning Board
  • Conservation Authority

Tax Bill due dates for 2021

First Installment due March 31, 2021

Second Installment due April 28, 2021

Final Tax Bill

First Installment due date August 31, 2021

Second Installment due date October 29, 2021

Ways to pay your taxes

 In person

The Municipal Office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. The preferred method of payment at this time is by mailing a cheque or money order, or through online banking.

 Mail

Cheques and Money Orders can be mailed to the following address:

Township of Gillies

1092 Highway 595

Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0

Cheques are applied to tax accounts as they are received in the mail. To avoid late fees please mail your cheque with enough time for the office to receive the payment before the due date. Do not send cash through the mail.

 Bank
Gillies offers online banking through all banks except TD. Gillies Township will be listed in your ‘Bill Payees’. Your account number is your 19 digit roll number located at the top left of your tax bill. Example (5812000000*****0000) enter the entire number with no spaces or dashes. Payments to tax accounts are applied as they are received, to avoid late fees please pay in advance. Bank payments may take up to 7 days for us to receive.
 Credit Card
Credit card payment options are not offered at this time. If you are interested in Gillies Township offering this type of payment service, please send us feedback.
Preauthorized payments
Preauthorized payments options are not offered at this time. If you are interested in Gillies Township offering this type of payment service, please send us feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a late fee if I don’t pay on time?
Late fees are assessed at the beginning of every month. If we did not receive your tax payment by the last day of the previous month, your tax account will be charged 1.25% interest on the overdue tax balance.
 Why did I receive a past due notice?
A Notice of Past Due Taxes shows you the amount of overdue taxes and late penalties. If you paid your taxes at the end of the month, we may not receive the payment until the next month, after the notices were printed. Please check the notice as the amount that is due on you tax account will have increased by the penalty amount.
 My mortgage company pays my bill, why am I receiving a bill?
You are receiving a duplicate bill marked “DO NOT PAY" for your own records. Your mortgage company receives a bill and pays your property taxes on your behalf.
 What happens if I don't pay my tax bill?
Penalty interest is charged at a rate of 1.25% per month on the unpaid tax balance. Tax arrears notice are sent each month to property owners that have overdue balances. The notice shows the amount of tax and penalty owing. When you make a payment, you pay the penalty interest first, and the rest of the payment is applied to the tax balance. If property taxes are older than two years, your property is eligible for tax sale.