Pay a local improvement tax

Last updated January 24, 2022

Did you receive a bill for local improvement tax? Find out when and how to pay it.

Local improvements are infrastructure work to develop or enhance an area. Owners who benefit from the improvements pay a tax to cover, in part or in full, the reimbursement of loans that the borough has taken out to fund the work.

Receiving your local improvement tax bill

The first year

If you are being charged a local improvement tax for the first time, you will receive a separate bill from your annual tax account.

This bill will specify the capital that must be reimbursed and the terms of the loan. 
The bill is generally payable 30 days after it is sent.

Subsequent years

In the subsequent years, the local improvement tax will be imposed and collected with the annual municipal tax account.

Full reimbursement of the tax

You can choose to reimburse the balance of any of the work types that are billed as you would a mortgage.

For example, if loans were taken out to pave and light your street, you can choose to reimburse the paving or the lighting debt in full.

Reimbursement of the balance does not apply to the improvement taxes charged under article 159 of the city charter’s appendix C (enhancements that are carried out under an agreement between the city and owners of the buildings that benefit from these enhancements).

To pay your balance in full, please visit an Accès Montréal office.

Pay online

Participating financial institutions:

  • CIBC Bank
  • Laurentian Bank
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Scotia Bank
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Desjardins (AccèsD) 
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • RBC Royal Bank

Communication channels

Visit one of our points of service to pay your tax account or reimburse your balance. 

Only the following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Debit card
  • Cheque payable to “Ville de Montréal,” in Canadian dollars, drawn on a Canadian bank account
  • Postal money order payable to “Ville de Montréal,” in Canadian dollars
  • Cash (check the authorized limit at the point of service)

You can also pay your account at your financial institution’s counter or automated teller machine. Please note that reimbursement of a balance is only possible at our offices.

Ville de Montréal

Service des finances
P.O. Box 11043, downtown station
Montréal, QC H3C 4X8

Send us your payment and the detachable stub on your tax account. Write the amount of your payment in the appropriate box on the stub.

Only the following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Cheque payable to “Ville de Montréal,” in Canadian dollars, drawn on a Canadian bank account
  • Postal money order payable to “Ville de Montréal,” in Canadian dollars

To pay your bill, visit one of our points of service.