The City of Saint-Lambert sends out the tax bills in January. If the total amount of your annual tax bill is $300 or more, you can pay it in four equal installments. The due dates are February 5, April 9, June 11, and August 13, 2018.
If, for any reason, you do not receive your tax bill, you are still under obligation to pay your taxes within the deadlines stipulated by the City.
Following the sale of a property, the new owner will not receive a tax bill or a statement in his or her name. The purchaser must ask the notary for a copy of the tax bills for the current year and enquire as to the state of the account at the Info-tax line at 450 466-3128.
If you receive the tax bill after the sale of your home, please send it to the new owner or to your real estate agent so that he can forward it.
If the mortgage creditor pays your taxes, make sure that his name appears in the appropriate box on your tax bill. If your mortgage creditor’s name does not appear in this box, you should ask them to add their name to the list they send to the City for future payments. It is possible that your mortgage creditor will ask you to send them a copy of your bill to meet the tax payment deadlines.
Property tax statements
Upon request, the City of Saint-Lambert issues copies of property tax statements for notaries, financial institutions, and duly authorized legal representatives. A fee of $25.00 applies for each evaluation unit. No invoice is issued, but the transaction appears in the account. Simply fax a request to 450 923-6543, being sure to specify the address of each evaluation unit and your complete contact information and to include a photocopy of your cheque for the fees.
The official cheque, made out to the City of Saint-Lambert, must be sent to 55 Argyle Avenue, Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 2H3. The request will be processed within a maximum of two business days. For more information, call the Info-tax line at 450 466-3128.
Payment of your taxes
Payment methods are as follows:
- In person at the City Hall tax office in cash, by debit card, by cheque or money order made out to 'Ville de Saint-Lambert'
- In person or via the Internet at most financial institutions (To find it more easily, enter only "lambert" in the search engine.)
- By mail to: City Hall, 55 Argyle Avenue, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, J4P 2H3
To avoid interest charges, we strongly recommend that you allow at least three business days for payments made at financial institutions or by mail. Overdue accounts carry annual interest charges of 7% and an annual penalty of 5%.
Return of post-dated checks
If you want to retrieve a postdated check, you should call INFO-TAXES Saint-Lambert at 450 466-3128 at least 5 days before the date indicated on your cheque. Please note, however, that a fee of $10.00 per cheque will be added to your file for this transaction.
Please note that the City of Saint-Lambert will charge bank fees for NSF cheques. These fees are $30,00.
A copy of your tax bill is sufficient for income tax purposes or for your mortgage creditor. If you wish, you can come to the tax office in person to obtain a copy of your tax bill, at a cost of $5.00, or a receipt, at a cost of $5.00.
Non-payment of taxes
If you don’t pay your tax bill, your property will eventually be liable for tax proceedings due to non-payment of taxes.
Property tax rate
For 2018, the property tax rate has been set per $100 valuation, according to the following:
|*Progressive cash payment program|
2018 rate ($)
|Residential buildings - 5 or less dwellings||1.0647||0.4986||0.5090||0.0571|
|Residential buildings - 6 or more dwellings||1.2499||0.5854||0.5976||0.0669|
|Serviced vacant land||1.3883||0.6502||0.6638||0.0743|
When the valuation roll is deposited, if the value of your home entered on the roll increases, your taxes will not increase by the same amount. The tax rate takes into account the services provided by the City as well as the valuation of all buildings, not just the increase in value of your home.
Local or sector improvement tax
Local or sector improvement tax is used to pay back, over periods varying from 15 to 30 years, loans taken out by the municipality to finance part or all of the cost of new municipal infrastructures such as sewers, water mains, paving, and street lighting.
The work is first authorized by means of a by-law ordering the funds that need to be borrowed through the issue of renewable bonds for 5-, 7- or 10-year periods during the term of the by-law. The cost of the work is distributed on a pro-rata basis, usually according to property frontage or surface areas affected by the work.
The amount of sector tax shown on your municipal tax bill is the sum of all the by-laws affecting your property. It is important to point out that sector taxes vary across the municipality because not all new infrastructures were built at the same time.