City of Owen Sound waiving interest and penalties on taxes and utilities

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Over the last several days, City of Owen Sound officials have engaged in extensive conversation and consultation with the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit respecting COVID-19.

The safety and well-being of Owen Sound residents and staff remains our top priority.

In order to help ease the financial burden on City of Owen Sound residents during this time, the City will not charge any interest or penalty charges on any tax or water/wastewater bills for a period of three months, effective March 17th, 2020.

This penalty and interest free period may be extended depending on the duration of closures.

City Hall remains closed to the public, therefore tax, utility and accounts receivable payments will not be accepted in person.

Residents are reminded that payments can be made through any of our alternate channels, which include:


  • Online and telephone banking
  • At your financial institution
  • Calling 519-376-4440 and selecting 0 to pay bills (including tax and utility payments) with a credit card until further noted
  • By using the drop-box located at the front door of City Hall
  • Mail

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