Town of Pelham offers relief for tax and water/wastewater payments

Town of Pelham press release – Town of Pelham Council voted Monday, Mar. 23/2020, to initiate a temporary change to the interest and penalty charged on taxes and water/wastewater accounts. This decision was made as an effort to mitigate impact on residents affected during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The Town is waiving penalty and interest charged on April 1/2020, for tax and water/wastewater balances outstanding on March 31/2020, at which time further assessment will be reviewed and further recommendations made as necessary.

The pre-authorized payment program will continue for tax and water billings. Pre-authorized payment plans are encouraged to help spread tax payments over 10 or 12 months. Non-sufficient funds charges will be waived for April.

“This is an important step to take to help those affected by this unprecedented pandemic,” said Mayor Marvin Junkin. “As a community, we work together, this is no different. If we can help our community get through these difficult times we will explore ways of doing so.”

During the closure of Town Hall, residents can utilize alternative options for payment of taxes and fees include payment through a financial institution, pre-authorized payment and cheque payment. A drop box outside of Town Hall at 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, is also available to deposit cheques and documents. The box is located at the south door, adjacent to Peace Park. To learn more about online billing and preauthorized payments visit: https://www.pelham.ca/en/living-here/utility-billing-and-rates.aspx

For more information on Town of Pelham facility closures, programs and event cancellations, and how to reach city staff, visit www.pelham.ca

For more information on what’s happening in Pelham during the COVID-19 outbreak visit www.pelham.ca/covid19