Paying Your Taxes

Paying Your Taxes

Internet Telephone Banking

Available for TD Canada Trust, CIBC, Scotia Bank, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal, and the Credit Union Central of Ontario and B.C. Your roll number is your account number - the banks require the full 19 digit roll number (no hyphens). The payee is ‘Archipelago’.

Each individual roll number must be set up separately to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct property.

By Mail

When mailing a payment, please enclose the payment stub and make your cheque payable to the "Township of The Archipelago" and mail to the address on the letterhead.  Cheques may be post-dated to the due date of the installment, and will be held by the Tax Department.

Note:  Payment is deemed to be made on the date the cheque is received in the Tax Department, NOT on the date of mailing.  Late payments are subject to penalty/interest charges. 

By E-Transfer

The email account to be used for e-transfers is  Please email in advance of setting up the e-transfer and provide the following information:
  • the payment amount
  • the applicable roll number(s) and property owner(s)
  • answer to the security question

In Person

At the Township Office: Monday–Friday 8:30–4:30 (closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00 from September Labour Day to May Victoria Day).  The Archipelago office has a drop box for after-hour payment deposits. Interac is available at the Township office.  The Township does not accept credit cards at the office for tax payments.

Payment By Your Mortgage Company

If you pay your taxes with your mortgage company, the mortgage company will be shown on your Final tax bill (upper right hand corner) along with a mark saying ‘DUPLICATE BILL’.  This means we have sent your tax bill information to them for payment.  This tax bill is for your records; do not send payment.  Please note that the Interim tax bill mentions the mortgage company but does not include the words ‘DUPLICATE BILL’.  Despite this, a duplicate bill has been sent to the mortgage company for payment.

Residents of the United States

If you have a Canadian Bank account, please ensure that adequate funds are deposited into your account 30 days prior to the tax due date.  This is important as funds will be held by your Canadian bank for at least 25 days while the U.S. cheque clearing process takes place. This will avoid the aggravation and added expense of NSF charges and late payment penalties.

If you choose to write a cheque to The Archipelago on your US account, we suggest that you use the current day’s exchange rate plus 3% to cover any difference in the exchange rate from the time of mailing to the time the cheque is cleared.  If there is an overpayment, the amount will show as a credit on your account and if there is a shortage, we will send you a notice indicating the amount still owing. Please mail your cheque well in advance of the due date as mail delivery across the border may be a little slower than usual.  The other option is sending a Canadian Bank Draft or Money Order.

Please Note:  A $25.00 administration fee will be charged on all non-negotiable cheques returned by our bank. 

Wire Payments

Please contact us for further information.

Online Payments and eCommerce

We are offering a new feature called Online Payments and eCommerce. There is a small transaction fee plus 3% of the bill payment amount to the Township which will be applied to your credit card.