The Finance Department is responsible for the preparation of the City of Westmount annual budget, collection of property taxes and other revenues, issuance of all payments, and execution of all accounting operations and procedures to track and report expenditures and revenues.
All invoices and accounts issued by the City of Westmount can be paid electronically through your bank or in person at your bank branch. Payments can be made by cheque, telephone banking, preauthorized payment with banks (Hydro Westmount accounts only) or by return mail using the return envelope provided (no cash through the mail please).
Avoid late fees
No matter which payment method you use, make sure the City of Westmount receives your payment by the due date. If you are using a third-party service provider (bank, Canada Post etc.), you must clearly understand the terms and conditions of the services you are using. We suggest that you make your payments 5 business days before your due date.
The designation of the building, the cadastral number and the assessed value of the property, as well as the property dimensions, are available through this service. Please note that personal information regarding the identity of the owner is not published. The global amount for annual property taxes is also available to both professionals and the general public. The City of Westmount is proud to offer this new service to residents and professionals doing business in the city. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|City of Westmount Taxation Office Questions regarding Immonet services and valuations for properties within the City of Westmount||514 989-5234||Click here|
|Direction de l’évaluation foncière de la Ville de Montreal Additional information on the preparation of the valuation roll||514 280-EVAL||Click here|
The application of Bill 22 in 2009 has resulted in a revised tax structure, meaning that you will receive ONE PROPERTY TAX BILL, sent from the City of Westmount, for local services as well as for agglomeration services provided across the island. The rates vary according to property type.
City of Westmount Property Tax Rates 2021 ($/$100)
|Residential||Residential (with 6+ units)||Non-residential|
|$ 0.7226||$ 0.7320||$ 2.8726|
Pay in two installments
The City of Westmount is offering taxpayers the opportunity to pay their 2021 property tax bills over two equal installments. The installment deadlines are as follows
|Installment 1||Thursday, May 27, 2021|
|Installment 2||Thursday, August 26, 2021|
Where an installment is not paid within the prescribed time, only the amount of the unpaid installment becomes due.
|Late Payment Penalties|
|Interest||9.00 % / year|
|Penalty||0.50 % / month – up to 5% per year|
Property Tax Bill Payment Methods
Taxpayers of the City of Westmount have four payment options available to them. Payments are accepted:
- Electronic payment through your bank online or branch.
- Payment by mail (by cheque made to the order of the City of Westmount). Use the coupon and return envelope.
- By credit card, using the button above.
- City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. You may insert your envelope containing your cheque in the mailbox on the door, however. No cash.
Invoices issued by the City of Westmount can now be paid using telephone and Internet banking services offered by major banks across Canada. For more information on how you can pay through your bank, please consult the financial institution’s Web site, and read the information on matricule numbers below.
Mailing Address: City of Westmount (Tax), C.P. 334, SUCC Westmount, QC, H3Z 2T5
Electronic Bill Payments – Identification Numbers
You may pay your property tax bill through the Web site of your financial institution, if such a service is available. Please enter the 18 digits of the matricule number (numéro du matricule) found on the payment coupons and on the upper right-hand corner of your property tax bill, without hyphens.
If you have any questions regarding your City of Westmount property tax bill, please do not hesitate to contact us:
- By email: pgalbraith @ westmount.org
- By phone at 514 989-5234 during regular business hours
A transfer of immovables is a transfer of the right of ownership on a property as a result of a contract of sale, rental of more than 40 years, transfer of the rights of the emphyteutic lease or donation. Duties on transfers of immovables – also known as the ‘Welcome Tax’ – are charges that are payable when the right of ownership on a property is transferred. The buyer is responsible for paying these duties. Where there is more than one buyer, they are joint and severally liable for payment of the transfer duties. Every municipality must collect duties on the transfer of any immovable situated within its territory. (Act respecting duties on transfers of immovables – R.S.Q., chapter D-15.1). The tax is calculated as follows:
|$0 – $52,800||0.5% (0.0050)|
|$52,800 – $264,000||1% (0.0100)|
|$264,000 – $527,900||1.5% (0.0150)|
|$527,900 and more||2% (0.0200)|
The duties on transfers of immovables are imposed at the time of purchase of an immovable and are payable in one installment.
The comparison factor for 2021 is 1.06. Where the imposition is made on the basis of the market value at the time of the transfer, the value on the roll must be multiplied by the comparative factor of the fiscal year that corresponds to the registration date.
|Répertoire des proportions médianes et des facteurs comparatifs Prepared by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et Régions (available in French only)||web site|
The Mayor of the City of Westmount sends out an explanatory letter with the municipal tax bill. Click below to view or download a copy of his annual letter.
The Mayor of the City of Westmount sends out an explanatory letter with the municipal tax bill. Here are the financial details for the WRC. Click below to view or download a copy of his letter.