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Property taxes are payable four times per year in the Municipality of Bluewater.

The annual due dates are February 28, May 31, September 30 and November 30.

Tax bills are mailed out twice per year. The Interim Tax Notice includes February and May installments and the Final Tax Notice includes September and November installments.

NOTICE:  At the October 5th Council meeting, Council passed the following motion:  

THAT Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Bluewater authorize the Manager of Finance to waive penalty on late payments due October 31st (water) and September 30th and November 30th (Property Taxes) until December 11th, on a case by case basis upon request by ratepayers.

To access the application  form, click on the following link:  Relief Application Due to COVID-19


1.    Pre-authorized payment plan 
         2 plan options:  Due Date (4 installments)  or  10 Month Plan (more information) / Pre-
        Authorization Payment Form

2.    Credit Card, PayPal, e-Transfer (through  a 3rd Party Payment Provider)
         Log onto the PaySimply (a 3rd party payment provided) website ( to pay       
         your taxes by credit card, paypal or e-transfer. Once on the website the payment process is very
         similar to paying online through your financial institution.  Please allow up to 3 days for
         processing.  A convenience fee will apply to cover payment handling and processing charges. 

3.    Post-Dated Cheques 
         Please ensure the payment stubs are included and reference the example below to ensure 
         you're filling out your cheque properly.


4.    Internet/Telephone Banking 
         Please use property roll number for the account number; payment must be received by the due
         date (allow for processing time - up to 3 business days).
5.    At the Municipal Office 
         Cash, cheque or debit accepted.

6.    By Mail 
         Refer to post-dated cheque information.  Ensure to allow sufficient time for payment to reach our 
         office on or before the due date.


Click here for the 2020 Tax Rates

To access previous year's tax rates, please access the following link: Tax Rates


Tax certificates can be requested with a fee of $50 per property roll number. Certificates will be issued once payment is received and the tax department requests a two week processing time. Cheques are to be made payable to "The Municipality of Bluewater."


Please note that your assessment notice contains a user id and password to log on to the MPAC website for further information regarding your property.


On November 15, 2017 Huron County Council voted to phase out the Vacancy Rebate Program over the next 3 years starting in the 2018 tax year.  The full report and signed By-law can be accessed by clicking on the following links:  Treasury Report / Vacancy Rebate By-law

As the program is still in effect, click on the following link to access the vacancy rebate form:  
Application for Tax Rebates - Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipal Office:
14 Mill Avenue

Development Services Office:
23 Goshen Street North

Mailing Address:
Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Avenue, Box 250

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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