Due date, payments, late fees

Please arrange your tax payments before the tax due date to avoid incurring late fees. If submitting tax payments electronically or by phone, please be sure to verify that your transaction went through. Make your payments well before the deadline to leave room for error, if they occur.

Payment Options

Tax Payments can be made by:

  • Cash, Cheque or Debit Payments at the Township Office in Hickson
  • Cheques can be placed in the drop box at the Township Office in Hickson
  • The Tavistock CIBC will accept Township Tax Payments. Your financial institution may accept tax payments as well, please check with your bank.
  • Online and Telephone Banking – the account number required is the ROLL NUMBER on your tax bill
  • Pre-authorized Payment Plans – either 4 payments on the due date or 10 monthly payments from January to October. Enrollment forms and additional information is available from the Township Office. The enrolment form is also available on the Application Forms page.

Don't Forget!

  • Send your tax bill with your payment to: Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, PO Box 100, Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
  • We will receipt your bill and return it to you
  • Make cheque(s) payable to Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
  • Cheques dated for due date or earlier are accepted

Pre-Authorized Payments

This confidential and safe plan authorizes the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock to automatically withdraw funds from the bank account you designate to make tax payments.


Monthly Plan

  • Your annual tax levy will be estimated based on the prior year’s actual taxes, and divided into ten (10) equal payments. This amount will be deducted directly from your bank account on the 15th day of each month from January to October, with the difference between the actual and estimated taxes adjusted on the final three (3) withdrawals (August through October). 
  • You will be advised by mail of any adjustment made to the withdrawal amount when the tax rates have been established for the year – most commonly in July.
  • Your enrolment in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan will be confirmed by letter indicating the amount to be withdrawn from your account on a monthly basis

Instalment Plan

  • The actual tax instalments levied will be deducted from your bank account on the assigned due dates.
  • Due dates in East Zorra-Tavistock are the last business day of February, May, August and October
  • You will receive your tax bills in February and August indicating what the instalments will be and the exact due date

Who is Eligible to Enrol?

  • You must have no arrears outstanding on your tax account
  • Your latest assessment must be a full assessment
  • Your taxes are not included in your mortgage payments

How Much does this Cost?

  • There are no service charges or penalty for using the Pre-authorized Payment Plan
  • The amounts deducted are based on taxes levied only

How to Enrol

  • Complete and sign the Authorization Form available from the Application Forms page
  • Attach an unsigned, blank cheque marked “VOID”
  • Authorization forms must be returned to the Township Office in Hickson - in person, by mail, drop it in the locked drop box provided, or by fax
Tavistock CIBC
CIBC in Tavistock, ON

Due Dates

Due dates for taxes in East Zorra-Tavistock are the last business day of February, May, August and October of each year.

Late Fees

Partial payments are applied first towards the outstanding interest, then to the outstanding taxes. Penalty of 1.25% for late payment is added the first day of default, and the first day of each month thereafter. The tax collector has no authority to waive or alter a penalty and/or interest for any reason.