NOTICE:  In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Provincial Land Tax
Office is closed to the public until further notice. Services are being offered
on a limited basis by phone, email and fax only. Wait and processing times
may be longer than usual for the services that are being provided at this time.

The 2020 Final Tax Bill is scheduled to be mailed in October with due dates in November and December.

  • Telephone calls and fax requests will be answered.
  • Account ownership and address changes are being processed.
  • PAD applications and changes are being processed
  • Tax certificates will be issued.
  • Statement of accounts will be issued by mail, email or fax only.
  • The 2020 Interim Tax instalments are deferred 90 days to the following new due dates:
    • July 6, 2020 (formerly April 7th)
    • August 3, 2020 (formerly May 5th)
  • Taxpayers enrolled in Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) will now have the instalments withdrawn on the new due dates.
  • Due to the closure of the Victoriaville Civic Centre payments cannot be made in-person.
  • Provincial Land Taxes can be paid on-line, by telephone banking, on-line with your credit card ( - a service fee applies), in person at your bank, or by mailing a cheque to City of Thunder Bay, PO BOX 58, Thunder Bay ON P7C 0A5. 
  • Payment processing times are longer than usual. Payments are posted to tax accounts as of the day they are received by the Provincial Land Tax Office.

The City of Thunder Bay Provincial Land Tax (PLT) Administration Office collects Provincial Land Tax, education taxes, and some local road boards and service board levies on behalf of the Province of Ontario for properties in unincorporated areas. The PLT office administers programs to reduce taxes payable such as vacancy and charitable rebates, seniors and low income person tax deferrals, and reductions due to assessment and tax appeals.  All payments are made to the Provincial Land Tax office at the City of Thunder Bay.


                                   Local calls:    625-2122

                                   Toll free:       1 (866) 400-2122

                                   TTY:               1(888) 321-6774

                                   Fax :                (807) 623-3378

Mailing address

                                   Ministry of Finance - Provincial Land Tax

                                   PO BOX 58

                                   Thunder Bay ON P7C 0A5

Payment options

Make sure your full 19 digit tax roll number is attached to all payments and correspondence. The roll number appears on your bill. Contact the PLT office at (807) 625-2122 or 1 (866) 400-2122 if you do not have your 19 digit tax roll number or have not received a bill. Late penalties will not be cancelled where payment is not made because the bill was not received.

  1. Pay online or by telephone through your bank (often no fee) - Search "Thunder Bay". "Provincial taxes"  or "taxes"  will appear as a registered biller. Your 19 digit roll number is your account number. ( do not select "property taxes")
  2. Sign up for automatic withdrawal from your chequing account
  3. Pay online with your credit card with Plastiq (fee applies). Search "Thunder Bay" and select provincial taxes. Your 19 digit roll number is your account number.
  4. Pay in person 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at Cashiers, located in the Victoriaville Civic Centre, 1st Floor in Victoriaville Mall
  5. Pay in person at the bank (available at many financial institutions)
  6. Leave a cheque in the Payment Drop Box at Victoriaville Mall, outside the Civic Centre on the Food Court side
  7. Mail cheques to: Ministry of Finance - Provincial Land Tax, PO BOX 58, Thunder Bay ON P7C 0A5 made payable to the "City of Thunder Bay"

Provincial Land Tax (PLT) reform

Information on PLT reform, as well as updates, can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Finance website

Provincial Land Tax (PLT) calculation, rebates and forms

Information and forms can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Finance website.

This includes:

Other information

Address updates

You must send the PLT office a written letter to change your mailing address. Address changes cannot be done over the phone.  It must contain:

                    •  your name (you must be listed as an owner on the property to change the address),

                    •  your 19 digit tax roll number

                    •  the new address, and

                    •  your signature.


This can be mailed to the PLT office or an image of the above emailed to

Assessment appeals

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) classifies all properties in Ontario under the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Provincial Government.

Contact MPAC at 1 (866) 296-6722 to get information on your Property Assessment Notice and verify details about your property.

Order a tax certificate

To order a tax certificate:

Download and complete the application for tax certificate.

Write a cheque or money order for $50.00, made payable to the "City of Thunder Bay".


              Send your completed application by mail to:

                          Ministry of Finance - Provincial Land Tax

                          PO Box 58

                          Thunder Bay ON P7C 0A5


                  Or courier to:

                          Ministry of Finance - Provincial Land Tax

                          City Hall - First Floor

                          500 Donald St E

                          Thunder Bay ON P7E 5V3 

Tax due dates

Tax due dates are listed on the second page of your bill. There are two bills per year, an interim and a final. Each of these bills are divided into two instalments, for a total of four payments. You may pay your bills in full as soon as you get them.

You may also receive a supplemental bill if the assessed value of your property has changed. Contact the PLT office at (807) 625-2122 or 1 (866) 400-2122 if you have any questions about bills, due dates or account balances.

 If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist at 807-625-2240 or email

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