Taxation & Valuation

Payment of property taxes and duties on transfer

Property owners must respect payment deadlines to avoid penalties on outstanding property taxes or duties on transfer. The following payment methods are recommended to ensure payment prior to the deadline:

  • At City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke Street West (cash, cheque or Interac). Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Payments may be deposited in the mail slot at the west entrance after hours.
  • Electronically through your bank (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.
  • By return mail (no cash through the mail please).

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.

Payments

All invoices issued by the City can be paid electronically through your bank or in person at City Hall. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Interac, telephone banking, preauthorized payment with banks (Hydro Westmount accounts only) or by return mail (no cash through the mail please).

You can consult the 2014-2015-2016 City of Westmount Valuation Roll using the Immonet service using the following links:

The “Professionals” link above is designed specifically for the use of notaries, hypothecary creditors, financial institutions and other accredited professionals. State agents are invited to use the public access. Properties can be found by searching by address, property registration number or cadastral number. There is a nominal charge for the use of the “Professionals” services.

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.

Telephone Electronic
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 2017 ($/$100)

Residential Residential (with 6+ units) Non-residential
$ 0.8014 $ 0.8014 $ 3.0531

Pay in two installments

The City of Westmount is offering taxpayers the opportunity to pay their 2017 property tax bills over two equal installments. The installment deadlines are as follows

Installment Deadline
Installment 1 Monday, February 27, 2017
Installment 2 Monday, May 29, 2017

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 three payment options available to them. Payments are accepted:

  • By mail (by cheque made to the order of City of Westmount)
  • At City Hall (by cash, cheque or Interac payments)
  • Electronically through your bank
    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.

Credit card payments are not accepted when paying at City Hall. Cheques must be made payable to the City of Westmount.

Mailing Address: City of Westmount Finance Department 4333 Sherbrooke Street West Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1E2

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.

Questions?

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 – $50,000 0.5% (0.0050)
$50,000 – $250,000 1% (0.0100)
$250,000 and more 1.5% (0.0150)

The duties on transfers of immovables are imposed at the time of purchase of an immovable and are payable in one installment.

Comparison Factor

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

If the transfer of your immoveable is not registered with the Land Registry.
You a required to complete and submit Form A.

When a transfer duty exemption condition ceases to be met.
You a required to complete and submit Form B.

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.