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Municipal taxes
Municipal taxes

Municipal tax payments

The 2024 municipal tax bill will be mailed to you or posted on the citizen portal at the end of February. The bill is payable in four installments on:

  • March 27, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • August 15, 2024
  • November 1, 2024

Please note that no further notice will be sent for payment of the remaining three installments.

If the amount of the 2024 municipal tax bill is less than $300, the total amount must be paid by March 27, 2024.

Sign up for online billing

You can sign up for online billing through the citizen portal in 6 easy steps.

If you are a new user of the citizen portal

  • You must start by creating a user account.
  • Click on the Citizen portal icon at the top right corner of the web page. 
  • Click on Première utilisation – Création d'un compte utilisateur for instructions.
  • Click on the Créer un compte button.
  • Confirm the creation of your account from the email you will receive.
    • If you don't see it in your primary inbox, check your spam mailbox.
  • Connect to your account.
  • Complete your profile with or without your Accès Gatineau card.
  • Select the Évaluation et taxes tab in Mes services.
  • Enter your property using the bill number in the top left corner of your annual tax bill.

If you are already registered on the citizen portal

  • Click on the Citizen portal icon at the top right corner of the web page. 
  • Click on Accéder au portail citoyen to connect to your account.
  • Select the Évaluation et taxes tab in Mes services.
  • Enter your property using the bill number in the top left corner of your annual tax bill.

Once you are registered:

  • You will have access to your tax file for the current year and the six previous years. (2017-2023)
  • You will receive your next tax bill (2024) by email by activating the notification.

Payment options

The following payment options are offered:

  • online or by phone through your financial institution: the reference number for online payments is your seven-digit file number, which is indicated in the top right corner of your bill and on each payment stub.
  • by cheque mailed to the following postal address with the tax bill stub:
    Ville de Gatineau
    PO BOX 757, STN Hull
    Gatineau QC  J8P 6J3
  • through automatic withdrawals by Ville de Gatineau, for which you must fill out a request for pre-authorized payment;
  • through a caisse populaire, chartered bank or savings bank teller or ATM;
  • at a municipal service centre desk during their respective business hours; or
  • by cheque or money order drop-off, along the tax bill stub, at any municipal service centre.

Please note that payment in coins is limited to no more than the following amounts for the following denominations of coins, in accordance with subsection 8(2) of the Currency Act, RSC 1985, c C-52:

  • forty dollars if the denomination is two dollars or greater but does not exceed ten dollars;
  • twenty-five dollars if the denomination is one dollar;
  • ten dollars if the denomination is ten cents or greater but less than one dollar;
  • five dollars if the denomination is five cents; and
  • twenty-five cents if the denomination is one cent.

Payments by credit card or credit/debit card are not accepted.

New municipal tax calculation method for the residential sector

The new calculation method involves determining the tax rate for each neighbourhood. Its purpose is to alleviate the impact of the 2024-2026 assessment roll on residents' municipal taxes.

This municipal tax calculation method generally brings closer to the average the increase for properties with the largest tax adjustments, whether those be upward or downward.

A neighbourhood is a series of neighbouring properties, in a similar environment, with comparable characteristics.

Why introduce a new calculation method for the residential sector?

The 2024-2026 assessment roll has brought about never before seen increases in values. The residential average adjustment under the new roll is 71.9%. Several Gatineau properties have come in well beyond this average.

In December 2023, the Government of Quebec passed amendments to the Act respecting municipal taxation with the passage of Bill 30. Those amendments offer municipalities new options, including taxing by neighbourhood.

Ville de Gatineau, mindful of limiting the impact of the roll on its residents, is using the new legislative provisions to reduce the spread between the larger tax increases and decreases.

Of the possible options, taxing by neighbourhood has proven to be the most advantageous for residents. This taxation strategy generally helps reduce the impact on properties that have seen the largest increases in their value, while at the same time alleviating the tax burden on most Gatineau residents.

Droits de mutation immobilière (taxe de bienvenue)

Le droit de mutation est un montant à payer par le nouveau propriétaire d'un immeuble à la municipalité dans laquelle se trouve l'immeuble vendu à la suite d'une transaction immobilière. Toutes les municipalités sont tenues de percevoir ce qu'on appelle aussi la taxe de bienvenue.

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Phone: 819-243-2400
Fax: 819-243-2380

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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