Pay your property transfer duties

Last updated January 24, 2022

Did you buy a building in Montréal? You need to pay a property transfer tax that is sometimes referred to colloquially as the “welcome tax.” Find out how.

Transfer duties are payable by the buyer of the building. If several people buy a building together, they share responsibility for paying these duties.

Receipt of your invoice

If you are buying an existing building, it may take several weeks for your property transfer duties invoice to be issued.

If you are buying a new building, it may take longer.

Paying your invoice

Property transfer duties are payable in one instalment within 30 days of the invoice date.
The deadline appears on the invoice.

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 with the detachable part of your tax notice and your payment.

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.

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.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mail may take longer than usual to be processed. Please plan accordingly, so as to allow for more time for us to receive your payment.