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Frequently Asked Questions

enfant ballon I was late on my first payment. Can I still pay in 2 installments?
I was late on my tax bill payment. When does the interest and penalty begin to accrue?
I moved, but I still own my property in Laval. Do I need to notify Ville de Laval?
I am a new owner and still have not received my tax bill. What do I need to do?
The amount on my tax bill is less than $300. Can I still pay in 2 installments?
I misplaced or have not received my tax bill. What do I need to do?
What does "averaging of property values" mean?
Property transfer tax or welcome tax: What is it?
Property transfer tax or welcome tax: When do I need to make the payment?
Property transfer tax or welcome tax: How is it calculated?
Property transfer tax or welcome tax: What are special duties?
Residential pool pricing: Am I entitled to a reimbursement if I remove my pool?

I was late on my first payment. Can I still pay in 2 installments?

Yes. Missing the first payment deadline does not take away your right to pay in 2 installments. However, interest and a penalty will apply.

I was late on my tax bill payment. When does the interest and penalty begin to accrue?

Interest and penalty start accruing as soon as the due date expires, and they are calculated on a daily basis.

If you are late on your 1st payment, interest and penalty only accrue on the balance of this first installment. On the 2nd due date, if neither the 1st nor the 2nd installments have been paid, interest and penalty will accrue on the balance of both installments.

I moved, but I still own my property in Laval. Do I need to notify Ville de Laval?

Yes. If you move but maintain ownership of your property, you must inform the Service des finances de la Ville de Laval of your new address. [lien en cache sous les mots en gras précédents vers la page 2.5.1.2 Changement d'adresse] Your tax bill will be sent to your new address.

I am a new owner and still have not received my tax bill. What do I need to do?

Ville de Laval does not automatically issue a new tax bill when there is a change of ownership. It is also likely that your tax bill was sent to the former owner of your property. In any case, you have the obligation of paying your taxes on the due dates provided by Ville de Laval.
If you have not received your bill:

  1. You may view the tax bill for your property online by clicking here.
  2. Note the file number or account number of each tax bill you have to pay.
  3. If you choose to pay by cheque, write the file number or account number on the back of the cheque. To find out your file number or account number, contact the Division des revenus at 450 978-5700.

The amount on my tax bill is less than $300. Can I still pay in 2 installments?

No. If the amount of your tax bill is less than $300, you must pay in a single installment on the 1st due date.

I misplaced or have not received my tax bill. What do I need to do?

If you have not received your tax bill or if you have misplaced it, you still have an obligation to pay it. To do so:

  1. You may view your tax bill online by clicking here.
  2. Note the file number or account number of each tax bill you have to pay.
  3. If you choose to pay by cheque, write the file number or account number on the back of the cheque. To find out your file number or account number, contact the Division des revenus at 450 978-5700.

What does "averaging of property values" mean?

Every 3 years, Ville de Laval tables an assessment roll. An assessment roll is a document listing the value of every property—called the property value—based on its real value and real estate market conditions at a specific date. The increase or decrease of a property's value affects the balance of the tax bill.

The Act Respecting Municipal Taxation allows municipalities to spread differences in real estate evaluations between the previous year's roll and the current roll over a three-year period. Ville de Laval has been using this method since 1989. Combined with the tax rate reduction, these measures help minimize the impact, for the owners, of an increase in property value on the tax bill.

When changes to the assessment roll come into effect after the new three-year roll, the averaged value (basis of imposition) is revised depending on whether the value has increased or decreased.

Property transfer tax or welcome tax: What is it?

Pursuant to the Act respecting duties on transfers of immovables, every municipality must collect duties on the transfer of any immovable situated within its territory. The popular expression "welcome tax (taxe de Bienvenue)" comes from Jean Bienvenue, the Minister who recommended its introduction in 1976.

Property transfer tax or welcome tax: When do I need to make the payment?

The property transfer tax is payable in a single payment 30 days after the invoice is sent by Ville de Laval.

Property transfer tax or welcome tax: How is it calculated?

The property transfer tax is consistent across Québec and calculated as follows:  

  • 0.5% on the basis of imposition for the first $50,000
  • 1.0% on the basis of imposition which is in excess of $50,000 but does not exceed $250,000
  • 1.5% on the basis of imposition which exceeds $250,000

Example of how to compute the property transfer tax on a $100,000 property:
The first $50,000 x 0.005 = $250
The next $50,000 x 0.010 = $500
Total $750

The basis of imposition for transfer duties shall be the greatest of the following amounts:

  • The amount of the consideration furnished for the transfer of the immovable. This is usually the real amount paid for the immovable.
  • The amount of the consideration stipulated for the transfer of the immovable, which is found at the end of the bill of sale.
  • The amount of the market value of the immovable at the time of its transfer, meaning its value as entered on the assessment roll multiplied by a factor established pursuant to the provisions of section 264 of the Act Respecting Municipal Taxation.

Property transfer tax or welcome tax: What are special duties?

Sometimes, the transfer of an immovable or a property is exempt from the payment of transfer duties. In this case, Ville de Laval imposes special duties, namely the payment of an amount compensating for the uncollected tax.

The Act fixes the special duties at $200. However, where the basis of imposition is less than $40,000, the amount of the special duties is equal to the amount of the transfer duties.
Sometimes, special duties are not required to be paid. That is the case when the property is transferred among members of the same family following the death of its owner.
To learn more about special duties, read section 20 of the Act respecting duties on transfers of immovables.

Residential pool pricing: Am I entitled to a reimbursement if I remove my pool?

Yes, subject to the condition that you do not replace it. To have your overpaid taxes reimbursed, you must submit a request before June 1 by contacting the Division des revenus at 450 978-5700.

For more information

​​​​​​​Multiservice Counter​
1333, boulevard Chomedey
First floor 
Case postale 422
Succursale Saint-Martin
Laval (Québec)  H7V 3Z4

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From outside Laval
​450 978-8000

Online assessment roll and taxation