Property taxes are due on the first working day in July, after the July 1st holiday. To avoid the legislated 10 percent late penalty fee on unpaid balances (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants), payments must be received by the due date.
View the 2023 Residential Property Tax Insert
(Includes payment methods, and home owner’s grant application information)
If paying through telephone banking, online through your bank or third party credit card allow your institution at least three business days to transfer the payment to the Town. If paying by cheque through the mail, please allow ample time (10 days minimum) for delivery. Postmarks on mailed remittances will not be considered as date of payment.
Receipts are not issued unless requested.
Access Your Property Tax and Utility Account
To access your account use the roll account number and the access code noted on the top right-hand corner of your Property Tax Notice. NOTE: You will need to "Login" before you can access your account information.
Property taxes are a main funding source for the Town. They are used to provide many services to the public. The amount of municipal property taxes collected each year is determined through the Town of Creston's Budget process.
All municipalities must adopt a tax bylaw each year, after the annual budget (financial plan) is adopted. Based on the tax revenue requirements in the budget, the municipality will set its municipal tax rate to raise the appropriate revenue.
The below video provides a description of how municipal taxes are calculated:
Property taxes are due on the first working day in July, after the July 1st holiday. Acceptable methods of payments are:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via online or telephone banking.
- Email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Money Order.
- or Credit Card (additional fees apply).
The Homeowner grant must be applied for annually online:
To pay your account by telephone or online banking, you must have previously signed up with your financial institution. To add us as a payee – search for “Creston” and review available options. Unfortunately, this may not be an option for some out-of-province Credit Unions. Questions and concerns regarding the setup need to be directed to your financial institution.