All Wellington municipalities to waive penalties, interest on tax, water/sewer payments

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The county and its seven lower-tier municipalities will waive all penalties and interest on tax and water/wastewater payments for residents and businesses.

The moves were announced by the county on March 24, one day after all eight municipalities declared a state of emergency, as part of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These initial relief measures reflect the County and all seven member municipalities’ concern for our residents and businesses well-being and economic conditions,” said Warden Kelly Linton.

“We will continue to work together and respond to the evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The waiving of penalties and interest applies to tax and water/sewer payments on 2020 amounts for 60 days from the due date.

Officials say this will ensure residents and businesses facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic can defer their next property tax instalment without penalty.

“Property tax accounts will be adjusted as necessary to reflect these relief measures,” officials stated, adding residents and businesses can contact their local municipal office for more information.

County officials say they will continue to monitor the situation closely and post up-to-date information on the county website.

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