Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) Program Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQs apply to those registered in the City of Vaughan’s Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) program:


Interim property tax bills those registered in the City’s PTP programs will be mailed in February 2023, the Final tax bills will be mailed out in June 2023.


The "DO NOT PAY" message confirms that payment for each instalment will be automatically withdrawn on each property tax payment due date. The property tax payment automatic withdrawal dates are listed on each bill. No further action from you is required to make a payment.


The City is offering a 10-month instalment program for 2023 and forward. There will be five instalments for each billing: interim and final. The first five instalments is from March 1 through to July 1 (interim bill) and then Aug.1 through to Dec. 1 (final bill). There are no withdrawals on Jan.1 or Feb.1.


After reviewing and analyzing options with the City’s tax software, a 10-month program offers a more stable and equalized payment plan which is also more predictable and easier to budget for. The billings will be sent out at the same time as those not registered in the City’s PTP program.


Yes. You can choose a second option as part of the PTP program, which is six instalments paid at the time of the interim and final property tax billing due dates. In 2023, the dates are:

Interim residential and non-residential

Wednesday, March 29

Thursday, April 27

Monday, May 29

Final residential and non-residential

         July TBD

         Aug. TBD

         Sept. TBD

The instalment amounts for the interim and final billing are automatically deducted from the bank account on each due date, with six withdrawals in total. Tax accounts must be at a zero balance to qualify for this program.

You can also choose to opt out of the PTP program.


To change your PTP program payment option, you must fill out the Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan Application form (PDF).

To opt out of the PTP program, you must fill out the Pre-authorized Payment Cancellation form (PDF).

These and other tax-related forms are available on the Forms, Applications and Resources page. The completed form can be emailed to, faxed to 905-832-8566 or mailed to: 

City of Vaughan
Tax Department
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1


No. Changes to the PTP program do not affect non-PTP program members.


For more information about your interim or final property taxes, contact the City of Vaughan through Service Vaughan, by phone at 905-832-2281 (toll free: 1-844-832-2112) or by email at Service Vaughan's regular business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Yes. There are many ways property owners can make payments in addition to the PTP program. Learn more about the payment options