Port Colborne approves new program to help residents with property bills

Port Colborne City Council has approved a new program that will help residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program will help residents, providing relief of penalty charges and interest for the 2020 final property tax bill payments as well as water and wastewater billing.

The new program was approved at the Monday, June 22/2020 meeting of the council.

“This new program will replace the City’s current relief program that has waived all penalties and interest charges for residents until Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Penalty and interest charges will resume on July 1, 2020, for outstanding tax, water, or wastewater bills,” a City of Port Colborne press release said. “For those residents who have lost their jobs, or 70% of their income, they can complete an application and, if approved, will receive further relief on the penalty and interest for their property tax account and water/wastewater account(s) until Friday, October 30/2020. For residents to be considered for the new relief program applications must be submitted by Friday, July 31/2020.”

More information about the program and the application can be downloaded at www.portcolborne.ca/page/taxes


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