Taxation and Collection

Municipal tax is linked to a piece of property. It’s payable in three installments, except if the total is less than $300. In that case, it must be paid in a single payment.

Tax Rates

For 2018, the property tax rates for each building category, per $100 of assessed value, are as follows:

Residual* (base rate) $0.6186
Buildings with six units or more $0.7036
Non-residential buildings $1.6273
Industrial buildings $1.7009
Serviced empty lots $1.2372
Farmland $0.6186

 

* The Residual category consists mainly of residential buildings with fewer than six units, cottages and mobile homes.

In Vaudreuil-Dorion, the general property tax includes all services, such as garbage and recycling pickup, wastewater treatment, and the Sûreté du Québec. Only water tax is not included.

Due Dates

The municipal tax bills will be mailed out on February 12, 2018 to property owners who are registered on the property assessment roll when the tax bills are calculated. The due dates for the three installments are indicated on the bill: March 14, June 15 and September 17, 2018. It's important to note these dates, since no reminders will be sent. Any payment made after the due date will entail additional interest of 13%. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is not responsible for delays or omissions in mail delivery, regardless of the means used.

In addition to the annual tax bill, you may receive one or more additional invoices during the year. These invoices result from adjusting the value of your property, for example, after renovations, or any other circumstances that may affect the value of your property. Each supplementary invoice has its own due dates.

Methods of Payment

You can pay your property tax in four ways:

  • Online: Offered by most financial institutions. Please make your payment a few days before the due date to allow for clearing time. Be sure to indicate your file number, shown in the upper right corner of the payment stub. This number is identical on each payment stub. Enter the 18 digits of this number with no dashes or spaces, then select “Ville Vaudreuil-Dorion’ from the list of providers. If you own more than one property, you must enter a file number for each property for which you're making a payment.
  • At your financial institution: You can make your payment at the counter of most Caisses Desjardins or banks. Make sure the number you enter matches the file number, without hyphens, in the upper right hand corner of the remittance slip.
  • By mail: By cheque payable to the "Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion" with the file number, as shown on the payment stubs, written on the front. Include the payment stubs in the envelope. Allow sufficient time for postal handling. A fee of $20 will be charged for any payment refused by a financial institution.
  • At the Finance and Treasury Department, located on the ground floor of City Hall. Accepted methods of payment are cash, cheque and debit card. Bring your payment stub. If you're paying by debit card, check the daily limit with your financial institution before you come to the counter.

N.B.: The school tax is not payable to the City, but to the Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs or the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montréal.

Change of address

You can change your address by contacting the City by email or by going to the Finance and Treasury Department.

Consultation of Assessment Roll

Details on property taxes can be consulted free of charge in the assessment roll section of our online services website. Notaries, legal representatives and financial institutions who sign up for the AccèsCité service portal can, for a fee, access the assessment roll to confirm the amount of tax on a property, including the statement of account.

Property Transfer Tax

All municipalities must collect a transfer tax from the purchaser of a property. This tax is billed separately from the property tax and must be paid in a single payment within 30 days of the billing date.

Comparative factor

If taxes are assessed on the basis of the market value at the time of the transfer, multiply the value on the assessment roll by the comparative factor for the fiscal year corresponding to the date of the transfer. Comparative factors for the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion are as follows:

Year Comparative Factor
2016 1.00
2017 1.00
2018 1.02

Tax brackets

Since January 1, 2018, the threshold for tax brackets provided for in the Act respecting duties on transfers of immovables is subject to annual indexation corresponding to the rate of increase of the consumer price index for Quebec.

Tax brackets
2017 2018 Rate
Not over $50,000 Not over $50,400 0.5%
Over $50,000 and under $250,000 Over $50,400 and under $251,800 1.0%
Over $250,000 Over $251,800 1.5%

Immovables not registered in the land register

For transfers of immovables that have not been registered in the land register, purchasers are required to pay property transfer duties and must disclose, within 90 days of the transaction, the information pertaining to the property transfer. You should use the form “Divulgation transferts d'immeubles non inscrits au registre foncier” (Disclosure of transfers of immovables not registered in the land register). The completed form must be sent to the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, accompanied by an authenticated copy of the notarial deed or a certified copy of the original of a private deed. A transfer duties bill will be issued by the City. Accepted modes of transmission are by mail, email or fax. If you opt for a digital format, documents must be in pdf format.

Forms:

If you have any questions about property tax or transfer tax, please contact the Finance and Treasury Department at 450-455-3371, option 7, or at financestresorerie@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca.

Grant for seniors to offset a municipal tax increase

This program is administered by Revenu Québec, not by the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Since January 1, 2016, a provincial grant has been available for seniors relating to municipal tax increases in order to partially offset the increase in municipal taxes payable on a residence as a result of a significant increase in its value.

Conditions for the program

The grant may be requested at the time of filing your income tax return if all conditions are met. To learn more: 

If, depending on the increase in the property assessment, a resident is eligible for the grant, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion will send them, shortly after sending the annual municipal tax bill, the form entitled “Potential grant to offset an increase in municipal taxes” to inform them of the amount of the potential grant they may be entitled to.

Residents who do not receive the form entitled “Potential grant to offset an increase in municipal taxes” are not eligible for the program.

New homeowner?

If you purchased a property in Vaudreuil-Dorion during the year, you won't receive a tax bill in your name. The bill is produced at the beginning of the year and remains in effect for the year. It's linked to the property and not to the owner.

As at the purchase date, you, the buyer, become responsible for all future tax payments, and not receiving a tax bill in no way reduces your obligation to make the payments by the deadlines set by the City. When you sign the deed of sale, the notary will inform you about the taxes payable. To avoid incurring interest charges, please contact the Finance and Treasury Department to get a copy of the tax account statement or to find out the amount payable.

In the event of non-payment or if there is an unpaid balance, the City will always contact the last registered owner.

Tax Sale

Each year, the City holds an auction of properties for which there are unpaid municipal or transfer taxes. This process is governed by the Cities and Towns Act.

Before a property is put up for sale, the Clerk’s Office and Legal Affairs Department attempts to recover the unpaid balance from the owner. The owner has until the date of the sale to pay the balance.

Notices are also published in the local newspaper.